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Spaces for people road layout changes

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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

I am making a Freedom of Information request regarding the ‘Spaces for People’ road layout changes for the following roads:

*Minto Street/ Mayfield Gardens/ Craigmillar Park
and
*Causewayside/ Mayfield Road

Whilst I am restricting my request to these two roads your documentation may cover a wider area- if this is the case then please supply the documentation for the wider area.

For these roads please supply a copy of the following in relation to the ‘Spaces for People’ layout modifications:

*Design guidelines/standards used when planning the changes
*Plans for the design of the modifications including details of swept paths, lane widths, junction geometry etc.
*Before and after traffic flow analyses including traffic displacement to neighbouring areas
*Risk analysis covering the impact of the changes on all road users (I do not require a construction risk assessment)
*Schedule of works for the reinstatement of the previous layout
*Annual maintenance requirements
*Audit of how this scheme reduces Covid transmission.
*General benefit/detriment analysis broken down by user groups including road users, pedestrians, local businesses and residents etc.

Yours faithfully,

Mark

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Mark Mackay

Our ref: 32549

Dear Mr Mackay

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Spaces for people road layout changes

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 20/05/2021.

In your request you asked for the following;

Request regarding the ‘Spaces for People’ road layout changes for the following roads:

*Minto Street/ Mayfield Gardens/ Craigmillar Park

and

*Causewayside/ Mayfield Road

Whilst I am restricting my request to these two roads your documentation may cover a wider area- if this is the case then please supply the documentation for the wider area.

For these roads please supply a copy of the following in relation to the ‘Spaces for People’ layout modifications:

*Design guidelines/standards used when planning the changes

*Plans for the design of the modifications including details of swept paths, lane widths, junction geometry etc.

*Before and after traffic flow analyses including traffic displacement to neighbouring areas

*Risk analysis covering the impact of the changes on all road users (I do not require a construction risk assessment)

*Schedule of works for the reinstatement of the previous layout

*Annual maintenance requirements

*Audit of how this scheme reduces Covid transmission.

*General benefit/detriment analysis broken down by user groups including road users, pedestrians, local businesses and residents etc.

I can confirm that your request will be processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information Regulations (Scotland) 2004, or the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to be withheld. We will write to you in any event. This means we have until 18/06/2021 to respond to your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

To promote transparency and accountability, it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information is available at the following link: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10....

Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

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

Information Rights Officer 2, City of Edinburgh Council

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    32549 Information Pt 1.zip

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Mr Mark Mackay

 

[2][FOI #757085 email]

 

Our ref: 32549

 

Dear Mr Mackay

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Release of Information

 

Subject: Spaces for People Road Layout Changes

 

Thank you for your request for information of 20/05/2021 where you asked
for information regarding the ‘Spaces for People’ road layout changes for
the following roads:

Minto Street/ Mayfield Gardens/ Craigmillar Park and Causewayside/
Mayfield Road.

 

Your request has been processed and considered under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the information is provided below.

 

Due to the size of the attachments, this is sent to you in two parts.

 

Please note that, where I have advised that we do not hold the information
requested, the Council is relying on the exception under regulation
10(4)(a) of the EIRs and this constitutes a formal notice under regulation
13 in regard to information not held.

 

1. Design guidelines/standards used when planning the changes

 

Design guidelines and standards that were used are the Edinburgh Street
Design Guidance
([3]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/local-devel...)
and the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016
([4]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/roads-pavem...).

 

2. Plans for the design of the modifications including details of swept
paths, lane widths, junction geometry etc.

 

Please find plans attached. These are currently being updated to reflect
the as-built situation as changes have been made due to feedback.  

 

3. Before and after traffic flow analyses including traffic displacement
to neighbouring areas

 

Due to the urgent nature of the Spaces for People programme, specifically
trying to help reduce the spread of covid-19 by providing additional space
so people can physically distance, traffic flow analysis was not
undertaken. Any measures that are introduced are routinely reviewed to
determine their value against the national situation and if further
changes are required, comments from the public are considered as part of
this process.

 

4. Risk analysis covering the impact of the changes on all road users (I
do not require a construction risk assessment)

 

Risk assessments were provided in response to a previous request for
information under reference 32481. These are publicly available on our
website at the following link:
[5]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10....
Once on this page you can search by keyword or reference number.

 

Under the Regulations, a request for information can be refused where one
or more exceptions apply. In this instance, the Council is claiming an
exception under regulation 6 because the information is already publicly
available and easily accessible.

 

5. Schedule of works for the reinstatement of the previous layout

 

A public consultation on the retention of Spaces for People measures has
been carried out and a decision on the future of Spaces for People Schemes
will be made at the Transport and Environment Committee in June. The
decision will be based on consultation results, independent market
research, a review by technical officers and consideration of how well
such changes fit with the Council’s long term transport policy objectives.
A budget has been set aside to the value of £877,000.00 for the removal of
any measures.

 

6. Annual maintenance requirements

 

We are unable to split these costs for each individual measure as there
are different elements of the maintenance using both internal and external
contractors. The current overall maintenance costs for all the Spaces for
People measures is £145,512.02.

 

7. Audit of how this scheme reduces Covid transmission.

 

The scheme offers an alternative to people who do not feel comfortable to
use public transport during the pandemic. The creation of segregated cycle
lanes on the 2 corridors provides the opportunity to cycle under safer
circumstances than before (safety is an important reason for people to
either travel by bike or not). Cycling offers an alternative to walking
and to using public transport, which also helps to aid physical
distancing. Cycling also offers an alternative for the car, which means a
reduction of emissions, which are a cause of respiratory diseases, which
in turn increase vulnerability to Covid-19.

 

8. General benefit/detriment analysis broken down by user groups including
road users, pedestrians, local businesses and residents etc.

 

We do not hold this information as the primary objective was to create
additional space so people can physically distance to help reduce the
spread of a worldwide pandemic.

 

Further information has been published on our website at the following
link: [6]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/spaces-peop...

 

To promote transparency and accountability, it is the Council’s policy to
publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of
information legislation. This information is available at the following
link:
[7]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10....

 

Your right to seek a review

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can
ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the:

 

Information Compliance Team

The City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1

4, East Market Street

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG or,

Email: [8][email address]

 

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please quote
the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610

Fax: 01334 464611

Website: [9]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Email: [10][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sue Brown

Information Rights Officer

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340

[11][Edinburgh City Council request email]  [12]www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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4. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/roads-pavem...
5. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10...
6. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/spaces-peop...
7. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10...
8. mailto:[email address]
9. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
10. mailto:[email address]
11. mailto:[Edinburgh City Council request email]
12. http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/

Information Rights Officer 2, City of Edinburgh Council

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    32549 Information Pt 2.zip

    8.4M Download

Link: [1]File-List

Mr Mark Mackay

 

[2][FOI #757085 email]

 

Our ref: 32549

 

Dear Mr Mackay

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Release of Information

 

Subject: Spaces for People Road Layout Changes

 

Thank you for your request for information of 20/05/2021 where you asked
for information regarding the ‘Spaces for People’ road layout changes for
the following roads:

Minto Street/ Mayfield Gardens/ Craigmillar Park and Causewayside/
Mayfield Road.

 

Your request has been processed and considered under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the information is provided below.

 

Due to the size of the attachments, this is sent to you in two parts.

 

Please note that, where I have advised that we do not hold the information
requested, the Council is relying on the exception under regulation
10(4)(a) of the EIRs and this constitutes a formal notice under regulation
13 in regard to information not held.

 

1. Design guidelines/standards used when planning the changes

 

Design guidelines and standards that were used are the Edinburgh Street
Design Guidance
([3]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/local-devel...)
and the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016
([4]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/roads-pavem...).

 

2. Plans for the design of the modifications including details of swept
paths, lane widths, junction geometry etc.

 

Please find plans attached. These are currently being updated to reflect
the as-built situation as changes have been made due to feedback.  

 

3. Before and after traffic flow analyses including traffic displacement
to neighbouring areas

 

Due to the urgent nature of the Spaces for People programme, specifically
trying to help reduce the spread of covid-19 by providing additional space
so people can physically distance, traffic flow analysis was not
undertaken. Any measures that are introduced are routinely reviewed to
determine their value against the national situation and if further
changes are required, comments from the public are considered as part of
this process.

 

4. Risk analysis covering the impact of the changes on all road users (I
do not require a construction risk assessment)

 

Risk assessments were provided in response to a previous request for
information under reference 32481. These are publicly available on our
website at the following link:
[5]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10....
Once on this page you can search by keyword or reference number.

 

Under the Regulations, a request for information can be refused where one
or more exceptions apply. In this instance, the Council is claiming an
exception under regulation 6 because the information is already publicly
available and easily accessible.

 

5. Schedule of works for the reinstatement of the previous layout

 

A public consultation on the retention of Spaces for People measures has
been carried out and a decision on the future of Spaces for People Schemes
will be made at the Transport and Environment Committee in June. The
decision will be based on consultation results, independent market
research, a review by technical officers and consideration of how well
such changes fit with the Council’s long term transport policy objectives.
A budget has been set aside to the value of £877,000.00 for the removal of
any measures.

 

6. Annual maintenance requirements

 

We are unable to split these costs for each individual measure as there
are different elements of the maintenance using both internal and external
contractors. The current overall maintenance costs for all the Spaces for
People measures is £145,512.02.

 

7. Audit of how this scheme reduces Covid transmission.

 

The scheme offers an alternative to people who do not feel comfortable to
use public transport during the pandemic. The creation of segregated cycle
lanes on the 2 corridors provides the opportunity to cycle under safer
circumstances than before (safety is an important reason for people to
either travel by bike or not). Cycling offers an alternative to walking
and to using public transport, which also helps to aid physical
distancing. Cycling also offers an alternative for the car, which means a
reduction of emissions, which are a cause of respiratory diseases, which
in turn increase vulnerability to Covid-19.

 

8. General benefit/detriment analysis broken down by user groups including
road users, pedestrians, local businesses and residents etc.

 

We do not hold this information as the primary objective was to create
additional space so people can physically distance to help reduce the
spread of a worldwide pandemic.

 

Further information has been published on our website at the following
link: [6]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/spaces-peop...

 

To promote transparency and accountability, it is the Council’s policy to
publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of
information legislation. This information is available at the following
link:
[7]https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10....

 

Your right to seek a review

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can
ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the:

 

Information Compliance Team

The City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1

4, East Market Street

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG or,

Email: [8][email address]

 

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please quote
the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610

Fax: 01334 464611

Website: [9]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Email: [10][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sue Brown

Information Rights Officer

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340

[11][Edinburgh City Council request email]  [12]www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

References

Visible links
1. file:///tmp/cid:filelist.xml@01D76206.00ED8190
2. mailto:[FOI #757085 email]
3. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/local-devel...
4. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/roads-pavem...
5. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10...
6. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/spaces-peop...
7. https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/10...
8. mailto:[email address]
9. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
10. mailto:[email address]
11. mailto:[Edinburgh City Council request email]
12. http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/

Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywMark Mackay mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.