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Speed bumps and closure of cycle lane in Bishops Park

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Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

With regard to the cycle lane through Bishops Park alongside the grounds of Fulham Palace.

In July 2016 you installed speed bumps to cover tree roots that had protruded through the cycle path between Bishops Park Road. You then increased the size of the speed bumps a few days later, by laying an additional layer of tarmac over the original bumps to cover up an error made by your own contractors who had put the arrows on the wrong side of the bumps, encouraging cyclists to pass to the right of each other.

Please can you tell me:

What legal grounds you have found for applying a measure which in effect enacts a 'if you speed on a bike we will injure and maim you'. I am unaware of any legal grounds that permits a council to implement a measure which intentionally causes serious injury to a person.

Whether the bumps were in fact implemented as it was cheaper than resurfacing the path to smoothly cover the protruding roots.

What risk assessment you carried out on the cycle path and the speed bumps, in particular with reference to:

the spiked fence which is immediately next to the speed bumps and increases the chance of very severe injury when a cyclist is taken off by them.

the lack of visibility of the speed bumps when there are leaves on the ground or the light is low. The speed bumps are very steep. Even at low speed an unseen bump can dismount a cyclist.

how the speed bumps disproportionately increase the chance of injury to younger and less experienced cyclists.

locating the only cycle path through the park along the busiest piece of shared path , rather than permitting cyclists to divert away from the busiest pedestrian thoroughfare.

What follow up you have done on analysing the number of cyclists who have been injured by your measures.

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Bailey

H and F In Touch, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Our reference: 1878807
 
 
Dear Sir/Madam 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 15
February 2021.  Your request has been summarised as follows:
 
With regard to the cycle lane through Bishops Park alongside the grounds
of Fulham Palace.

In July 2016 you installed speed bumps to cover tree roots that had
protruded through the cycle path between Bishops Park Road. You then
increased the size of the speed bumps a few days later, by laying an
additional layer of tarmac over the original bumps to cover up an error
made by your own contractors who had put the arrows on the wrong side of
the bumps, encouraging cyclists to pass to the right of each other.

Please can you tell me:

What legal grounds you have found for applying a measure which in effect
enacts a 'if you speed on a bike we will injure and maim you'. I am
unaware of any legal grounds that permits a council to implement a measure
which intentionally causes serious injury to a person.

Whether the bumps were in fact implemented as it was cheaper than
resurfacing the path to smoothly cover the protruding roots.

What risk assessment you carried out on the cycle path and the speed
bumps, in particular with reference to:

the spiked fence which is immediately next to the speed bumps and
increases the chance of very severe injury when a cyclist is taken off by
them.

the lack of visibility of the speed bumps when there are leaves on the
ground or the light is low. The speed bumps are very steep. Even at low
speed an unseen bump can dismount a cyclist.

how the speed bumps disproportionately increase the chance of injury to
younger and less experienced cyclists.

locating the only cycle path through the park along the busiest piece of
shared path , rather than permitting cyclists to divert away from the
busiest pedestrian thoroughfare.

What follow up you have done on analysing the number of cyclists who have
been injured by your measures.
 
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2000and we aim to send a response by 15 March 2021- this is 20 working
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Gary Clothier, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Our reference:  1878807
 
Dear Mr Bailey,
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 15 February 2021.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Gary Clothier
Investigations and Information Officer
 
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