Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps )

Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Bio Welwyn Hatfield MP and Secretary of State for Transport
Location Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Tweets 9,1K
Followers 95,0K
Following 8,5K
Account created 08-03-2008 22:27:13
ID 14104027

Twitter Web App : Drivers say they're ready to walk & cycle more according to an The AA poll. We've pledged £2bn to create a new era for walking & cycling to help people choose alternatives to public transport 🚴🚶‍♀️ where social-distancing means capacity remains limited

Android : The UK will come out of this crisis fighting. Yesterday I announced:

🚘 £1 billion A66 Trans-Pennine dual carriageway upgrade gov.uk/government/new…

🚈 £286m fund to get more light rail & buses running

🚲 PLUS £50 vouchers to bring half-a-million bikes out of retirement.

Android : But as we build out of #COVID19 & look ahead, I’m also announcing the preferred route for the £1bn A66 Transpennine road upgrade which will speed up journeys for communities across the north + the 10 proposals we're funding to develop plans to reopen old railway 🚆 lines (2/2)

Android : Today I’m pleased to announce more funding to increase bus & light rail services 🚌 🚈 to help those who need to travel do so safely, including NHS staff. I’m also cutting red tape so local councils can get schemes to support cyclists & pedestrians 🚴‍♀️🚶‍♀️up and running asap! (1/2)

Twitter Web App : Channel your inner Warren Gatland and help Hatfield Rotary Club raise funds for local charities with their Rugby Challenge 🏉🏉🏉

See details of how to take part in this great community initiative below:


Twitter Web App : Amazing local volunteers have set up Potters Bar Radio - a music and news channel aimed at combatting the isolation blues. If you live in the Little Heath or Welham Green parts of my constituency, this is definitely worth a listen: pbradio.co.uk/radio/radio.ht…

Android : Were working with transport operators to provide passengers with...

⚠️ Clear signs and advice
🔊 Regular updates
↔️ 2m floor markings

More here 👉 bit.ly/Travel_Safely

#COVID19 #PassengerSafety

  • Start Video

Twitter Web App : As part of the Boris Johnson #StayAlert road map for the next phase of the pandemic, our guidance for passengers and operators will help ensure public transport is safe for those who need it. Find out more 👉 bit.ly/Travel_Safely #TravelSafely🚌🚉🚆

Twitter Web App : NEW GUIDANCE: Consider wearing a face-covering where social distancing isn’t possible at every moment, e.g. on public transport. The evidence suggests that wearing a face-covering does not protect you, but it may protect others if you are infected but have not developed symptoms.

Twitter Web App : Really sorry to hear about the terrible fire Isabel Hospice. Fortunately no one was hurt but as they’re currently unable to hold their community fundraisers, they’re in need of funds to fill the hole. If you’d like to contribute you can do so here: isabelhospice.org.uk/about-us/lates…

Twitter Web App : Speaking this evening the PM was clear – if you're going back to work in a job that cannot be done from home, please avoid public transport if possible. Go by car, or even better, cycle or walk. To help, we’ve announced more than £2bn in the biggest ever boost to 🚴 and 🚶

Android : Britain – let’s #GetPedalling 🚴🏽‍♂‍ 👍

People are #cycling and #walking more than ever, so we’re investing £2bn to create more space for people to cycle and walk while safely following social distancing guidelines.

Find out more 👉 bit.ly/3bh1U83 pic.twitter.com/G44vvWOQMf

Android : We’re making an extra £10m available for local authorities to improve on-street residential charge points, to encourage greener ways to travel when #coronavirus restrictions are lifted 🌱🚗⚡

More 👉 bit.ly/3bh1U83 #ElectricVehicles pic.twitter.com/QlLu28T0Q8

Android : We are working with the tech sector to see how technology could be used to…
🚆 Help commuters stagger their journeys 
🛴 Give advice on alternative modes of travel
👍 Prevent overcrowding on transport

Find out more 👉 bit.ly/3bh1U83 #SafeTransport pic.twitter.com/rAQKtKxSZ0

Android : We’ve fast-tracked laws to legalise trials of rental e-scooters across the country 🛴 

These will help to encourage new travel habits and ease the burden on the transport network.

Find out more 👉 bit.ly/3bh1U83 #EScooters pic.twitter.com/WztirUdUR3