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Cycling and cycling infrastructure expenditure

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To Whom it May Concern,

1) Please provide information on how much has been spent on cycling infrastructure in the area you're responsible for, broken down each year for the last 5 available financial years.

Where cycling provision has been provided as part of wider improvement works, these should be listed as cost for the cycling-related improvements, not for the entire project.

2) Please also list the amount spent, sorted by Funding Type/Source (e.g. Capital, Section 106, Central Government funding initiatives), broken down each year for the last 5 available financial years.

3) Please detail how much has been spent, broken down by year, on dedicated segregated cycling infrastructure (only dedicated cycle paths featuring light, full or kerb segregation away from motor vehicles, NOT included on-road painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths or existing re-purposed shared usage infrastructure such as canal towpaths or greenways).

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:
Kerbs
Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos
Bollards
Soft margins or verges
Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

4) Please detail how many miles of segregated infrastructure has been built in the last 5 years (only dedicated cycle paths featuring light, full or kerb segregation away from motor vehicles, NOT included on-road painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths or existing re-purposed shared usage infrastructure such as canal towpaths or greenways).

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:
Kerbs
Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos
Bollards
Soft margins or verges
Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

Yours faithfully,

A Tranter

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear A Tranter

I confirm receipt of your information request. We are dealing with this and will respond to you in due course.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 allow up to 20 working days for responding to information requests.

If you are not content with the handling of your request you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for internal reviews should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer, 1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. Alternatively, you can send an email to:- [email address].

Please remember to quote the above reference number in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act. The Information Commissioner’s website is at www.ico.org.uk and gives more information about the role and duties of the Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Regards

Information Governance Team
The Democracy Service
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Tranter

 

RE: 21607 - Cycling and cycling infrastructure expenditure

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 17^th February 2020.  This
has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You asked for the following information:

 

1) Please provide information on how much has been spent on cycling
infrastructure in the area you're responsible for, broken down each year
for the last 5 available financial years.

 

Where cycling provision has been provided as part of wider improvement
works, these should be listed as cost for the cycling-related
improvements, not for the entire project.

 

2) Please also list the amount spent, sorted by Funding Type/Source (e.g.
Capital, Section 106, Central Government funding initiatives), broken down
each year for the last 5 available financial years.

 

3) Please detail how much has been spent, broken down by year, on
dedicated segregated cycling infrastructure (only dedicated cycle paths
featuring light, full or kerb segregation away from motor vehicles, NOT
included on-road painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths or existing
re-purposed shared usage infrastructure such as canal towpaths or
greenways).

 

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation
of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:

Kerbs

Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos

Bollards

Soft margins or verges

Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

 

4) Please detail how many miles of segregated infrastructure has been
built in the last 5 years (only dedicated cycle paths featuring light,
full or kerb segregation away from motor vehicles, NOT included on-road
painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths or existing re-purposed shared
usage infrastructure such as canal towpaths or greenways).

 

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation
of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:

Kerbs

Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos

Bollards

Soft margins or verges

Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

 

The Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:

 

The Council can confirm that it does hold information falling within the
scope of your request but believes that it would exceed the appropriate
time limit for complying with the request in order to provide it.

 

Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows a public
authority to refuse a request if the cost of providing the information to
the applicant would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ as defined by the
Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004:

 

12 Exemption where cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit

(1) Section 1(1) does not oblige a public authority to comply with a
request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of
complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit.

(2) Subsection (1) does not exempt the public authority from its
obligation to comply with paragraph (a) of section 1(1) unless the
estimated cost of complying with that paragraph alone would exceed the
appropriate limit.

 

The Regulations provide that the appropriate limit to be applied to
requests received by local authorities is £450 (equivalent to 2.5 days (or
18 hours) of work).  In estimating the cost of complying with a request
for information, an authority can only take into account any reasonable
costs incurred in:

 

(a) determining whether it holds the information,
(b) locating the information, or a document which may contain the
information,
(c) retrieving the information, or a document which may contain the
information, and
(d) extracting the information from a document containing it.

 

For the purposes of the estimate the costs of performing these activities
should be estimated at a rate of £25 per hour.

 

The Council believes that it would take a considerable amount of time to
extract and collate the information requested; it would need to review the
entire highways capital plan for the last 5 years, scheme drawings and
costs would also need to be analysed, interrogated and disaggregated to
determine whether they hold any information falling within the scope of
your request.  Taking into account the likely costs of searching the
records and the number of people that would need to be involved, the
Council believes that the cost of complying with your request would far
exceed the appropriate limit of £450.  The Council is unable to provide a
more detailed cost estimate as it believes that the cost of doing so
would, in itself, exceed the appropriate limit.

 

The request for disclosure of the information is therefore refused under
section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

Under section 1(3) of the Act, a public authority need not comply with a
request unless any further information reasonably required to locate the
information is supplied.  If a request is too broad or general in nature,
then public authorities have a duty to provide advice and assistance to
the applicant in order to focus the request.  Although the Council cannot
answer your request as it currently stands, it might be able to answer a
refined request within the cost limit. You may wish to consider narrowing
the scope of your request, for example by restricting the time frame or
selecting those items / issues you consider the most important, it might
be possible to comply, subject to the application of any exemptions. 
Please do be aware that the Council cannot guarantee at this stage that a
refined request will fall within the appropriate cost limit.

 

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for internal reviews should
be submitted within 2 months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original request and should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer,
1^st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. 
Alternatively, you can send an email to:
[1][email address]. 

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right
under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt
with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.  The Information
Commissioner’s website is at [2]www.ico.org.uk and gives more information
about the role and duties of the Commissioner.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

The Democracy Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for
Freedom of Information)

 

For more information about how we deal with your personal data, please see
the [3]Kirklees Council privacy notice

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Dear Freedom Info,

Would you be able to provide a response to question 1 only?

1) Please provide information on how much has been spent on cycling
infrastructure in the area you're responsible for, broken down each year
for the last 5 available financial years.

Where cycling provision has been provided as part of wider improvement
works, these should be listed as cost for the cycling-related
improvements, not for the entire project.

Yours sincerely,

A Tranter

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear A Tranter

I confirm receipt of your information request. We are dealing with this and will respond to you in due course.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 allow up to 20 working days for responding to information requests.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, our response to information rights requests may be longer. Please be assured that we will endeavour to reply to your request as soon as possible

If you are not content with the handling of your request you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for internal reviews should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer, 1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. Alternatively, you can send an email to:- [email address].

Please remember to quote the above reference number in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act. The Information Commissioner’s website is at www.ico.org.uk and gives more information about the role and duties of the Commissioner. The Information Commissioner’s offices will be closed for the foreseeable future and they are therefore unable to receive correspondence via post. The ICO can be contacted via their contact page, or by ringing 0303 123 1113.

Regards

Karen Broadbent
Information Governance Team
The Democracy Service
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

This email and any attachments are confidential. If you have received it in error - notify the sender immediately, delete it from your system, and do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way. Kirklees Council monitors all emails sent or received.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Tranter

 

RE: 22266 - Cycling and cycling infrastructure expenditure

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 27^th June 2020.  This has
been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You asked for the following information:

 

Further to my request number 21607. Could you please answer the following
question:-

 

1) Please provide information on how much has been spent on cycling
infrastructure in the area you're responsible for, broken down each year
for the last 5 available financial years.

 

Where cycling provision has been provided as part of wider improvement
works, these should be listed as cost for the cycling-related
improvements, not for the entire project.

 

The Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:

 

The Council can confirm that it does hold information falling within the
scope of your request but believes that it would exceed the appropriate
time limit for complying with the request in order to provide it.

 

Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows a public
authority to refuse a request if the cost of providing the information to
the applicant would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ as defined by the
Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004:

 

12 Exemption where cost of compliance exceeds appropriate limit

(1) Section 1(1) does not oblige a public authority to comply with a
request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of
complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit.

(2) Subsection (1) does not exempt the public authority from its
obligation to comply with paragraph (a) of section 1(1) unless the
estimated cost of complying with that paragraph alone would exceed the
appropriate limit.

 

The Regulations provide that the appropriate limit to be applied to
requests received by local authorities is £450 (equivalent to 2.5 days (or
18 hours) of work).  In estimating the cost of complying with a request
for information, an authority can only take into account any reasonable
costs incurred in:

 

(a) determining whether it holds the information,
(b) locating the information, or a document which may contain the
information,
(c) retrieving the information, or a document which may contain the
information, and
(d) extracting the information from a document containing it.

 

For the purposes of the estimate the costs of performing these activities
should be estimated at a rate of £25 per hour.

 

The Council does hold information falling within the scope requested but
much of it is in a format that would require an extensive search through
records and a judgement to be made about whether particular documents or
extracts of documents were relevant or not.  The Council does not collect
the data around cycling infrastructure provision for schemes implemented
on or off highway in such a way that it can be easily collated and
analysed.

 

The Council believes that it would take a considerable amount of time to
extract and collate the information requested; it would need to check The
Council’s Capital plan, S106/278 database and any other finance reporting
mechanism for each of the financial years requested, which would need to
be analysed and a note made of whether an element of cycling was included.
 Each scheme plan would then need to be located and analysed for cycling
elements.  Each Bill of quantity for each scheme would also need to be
looked at and the cycling element  calculated to determine whether they
hold any information falling within the scope of your request.  Taking
into account the likely costs of searching the records and the number of
people that would need to be involved, the Council believes that the cost
of complying with your request would far exceed the appropriate limit of
£450.  The Council is unable to provide a more detailed cost estimate as
it believes that the cost of doing so would, in itself, exceed the
appropriate limit.

 

The request for disclosure of the information is therefore refused under
section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

Under section 1(3) of the Act, a public authority need not comply with a
request unless any further information reasonably required to locate the
information is supplied.  If a request is too broad or general in nature,
then public authorities have a duty to provide advice and assistance to
the applicant in order to focus the request.  Although the Council cannot
answer your request as it currently stands, it might be able to answer a
refined request within the cost limit.

 

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for internal reviews should
be submitted within 40 working days of the date of receipt of the response
to your original request and should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer
at [1][email address]. 

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right
under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt
with in accordance with the requirements of the Act.  The Information
Commissioner’s website is at [2]www.ico.org.uk and gives more information
about the role and duties of the Commissioner.  The Information
Commissioner’s offices will be closed for the foreseeable future and they
are therefore unable to receive correspondence via post. The ICO can be
contacted via their [3]contact page, or by ringing 0303 123 1113.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

The Democracy Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for
Freedom of Information)

 

For more information about how we deal with your personal data, please see
the [4]Kirklees Council privacy notice

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This email and any attachments are confidential. If you have received this
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system, and do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way.
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5. http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/
6. https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/
7. http://www.kirkleestogether.co.uk/
8. http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/stayconnected
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