Connect2: Going for £3.15 Million for NI!

November 27, 2007

Received this from Joanne McCartan McLaughlin over at CONNECT2…. very interesting!

I need you to VOTE and pass this on to all your friends and connections and anyone you think might be able to help get NI some votes…. ok!?

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A VOTE FOR SUSTRANS CONNECT2 IS A VOTE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND!

WWW.THEPEOPLES50MILLION.ORG.UK is where you can vote NOW until 10th December.

(note: you will have to REGISTER in order to vote but that only takes 2 minutes. It needs a valid email address!)

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WHAT’S THE CONNECT2 PROJECT ALL ABOUT?
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if we were able to travel in ways that improved your health and the environment? We’d have safer communities, cleaner air and a better quality of life.

Sustrans’ Connect2 project is a real chance to achieve this in your area. The project aims to improve local travel in 79 communities around the UK by creating new walking and cycling networks for your everyday journeys.

By means of bridges, tunnels and other crossings, Connect2 will overcome barriers like busy roads, rivers and railways so you can get to where you want to go by foot or bike. With each new crossing linking to a local network of walking and cycling routes, you’ll have direct access to your local schools, shops and work, as well as green spaces.

HOW WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
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Boats

October 11, 2007

I took a wee walk yesterday through Creggan Country Park in Derry. I snapped this picture of the wee boats idling the morning away.

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Now there are probably more scenic places around Derry and there are, certainly, more historic but, on an Autumn morning with the sun shining I can’t image anyone who would not have fancied a trip around the lake in one of these boats.

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