Easter Rd remodelling

Andrew Bell made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to City of Edinburgh Council

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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

In early 2016 Easter Rd junction with London Rd was remodelled with new pedestrian crossings and wider pavements

Can you please provide a statement of reasons for these works, a copy of the cost/benefit analysis vs any other options considered and the total cost to the council of the project

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Bell

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Andrew Bell

Date: 13/03/2017

Our ref: 14438

Dear Mr Bell

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Easter Road remodelling

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Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Andrew Bell

[FOI #394630 email]

Our ref: 14438

Dear Mr Bell

Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 - Release of Information

Subject: Easter Road Re-modelling

Thank you for your request for information of 13/03/2017 where you asked the following:

In early 2016 Easter Rd junction with London Rd was remodelled with new pedestrian crossings and wider pavements.

Can you please provide a statement of reasons for these works, a copy of the cost/benefit analysis vs any other options considered and the total cost to the council of the project.

Your request has been processed and considered under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs) and the information is provided below.

This junction was refurbished as part of the Council’s capital upgrade program. Sites selected for upgrade follow a robust process, which takes into account the ten criteria listed below:-

• Site age
• Site mechanical Condition
• Number of critical faults (per annum)
• Pedestrian facilities (full/partial/none)
• Traffic Flows
• Pedestrian flows
• Accident statistics
• Disability Discrimination Act compliant (Equalities Act 2010)
• Cycle facilities
• Correspondence (suggestions/complaints)

This site scored highly and was therefore refurbished, as the infrastructure had reached the end of its useful life. As well as upgrading the physical infrastructure, improvements were also made for disabled/partially-sighted pedestrians and cyclists.

A cost benefit analysis was not carried-out as the justification criteria used is listed above.

The cost for this upgrade/refurbishment was £276,840.61.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175...

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Yours sincerely,

Iain Burden
Information Rights Officer

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk