Bus Lanes

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The Motorcycle Action Group

Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

How many miles of with flow bus lane are operational within the local authority boundaries?
How many miles of additional with flow bus lane are planned to be created within the next five years in the local authority area?
How many miles of with flow bus lane are planned to be removed within the next five years in the local authority area?
How many miles of with flow bus lane are accessible by motorcycles in the local authority area?
How many miles of with flow bus lane are accessible by pedal cycles in the local authority area?

How many miles of contra flow bus lane are operational within the local authority boundaries?
How many miles of additional contra flow bus lane are planned to be created within the next five years in the local authority area?
How many miles of contra flow bus lane are planned to be removed within the next five years in the local authority area?
How many miles of contra flow bus lane are accessible by motorcycles in the local authority area?
How many miles of contra flow bus lane are accessible by pedal cycles in the local authority area?

How many miles of bus only roads are operational within the local authority boundaries?
How many miles of additional bus only roads are planned to be created within the next five years in the local authority area?
How many miles of bus only roads are planned to be removed within the next five years in the local authority area?
How many miles of bus only roads are accessible by motorcycles in the local authority area?
How many miles of bus only roads are accessible by pedal cycles in the local authority area?

Please supply contact details for the current cabinet member with responsibility for bus lanes in the local authority area?

• With flow bus lane is defined as a bus lane that runs alongside a traffic lane open to other motorised vehicles and in the same direction of travel.
• Contra flow bus lane is defined as a bus lane alongside a lane open to other motorised vehicles in the opposite direction of travel
• Bus only road is a road that has no lanes open to other motorised vehicles in either direction.

Yours faithfully,

Julie Sperling
The Motorcycle Action Group

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Madam,

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Brad Sakaria-Flynn
Information Governance Team,
Kirklees Metropolitan Council,
Governance Service

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Ms Sperling,

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 13/10/2021.  This has been
dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

May I first of all apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

 

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

 

How many miles of with flow bus lane are operational within the local
authority boundaries?

No records held.

We do not hold a recorded list of flow bus lanes so are unable to provide
this information.

 

How many miles of additional with flow bus lane are planned to be created
within the next five years in the local authority area?

Not held, for future schemes we cannot say at this point as we do not know
whether we will receive the funding to progress any of our proposals
submitted to West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

 

How many miles of with flow bus lane are planned to be removed within the
next five years in the local authority area?

Not held, for future schemes we cannot say at this point as we do not know
whether we will receive the funding to progress any of our proposals
submitted to West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

 

How many miles of with flow bus lane are accessible by motorcycles in the
local authority area?

The number of miles is not held, motorcycles are not permitted in any of
our bus flow lanes.

 

How many miles of with flow bus lane are accessible by pedal cycles in the
local authority area?

The number of miles is not held, cyclists are permitted to use any of our
bus flow lanes.

 

How many miles of contra flow bus lane are operational within the local
authority boundaries?

We do not hold a recorded list of contra flow bus lanes so are unable to
provide this information.

 

How many miles of additional contra flow bus lane are planned to be
created within the next five years in the local authority area?

Not held, for future schemes we cannot say at this point as we do not know
whether we will receive the funding to progress any of our proposals
submitted to West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

 

How many miles of contra flow bus lane are planned to be removed within
the next five years in the local authority area?

Not held, for future schemes we cannot say at this point as we do not know
whether we will receive the funding to progress any of our proposals
submitted to West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

 

How many miles of contra flow bus lane are accessible by motorcycles in
the local authority area?

The number of miles is not held, motorcycles are not permitted in any of
our bus flow lanes.

 

How many miles of contra flow bus lane are accessible by pedal cycles in
the local authority area?

The number of miles is not held, cyclists are permitted to use any of our
bus flow lanes.

 

How many miles of bus only roads are operational within the local
authority boundaries?

We do not have a recorded list of bus only lanes so are unable to provide
this information.

 

How many miles of additional bus only roads are planned to be created
within the next five years in the local authority area?

Not held, for future schemes we cannot say at this point as we do not know
whether we will receive the funding to progress any of our proposals
submitted to West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

 

How many miles of bus only roads are planned to be removed within the next
five years in the local authority area?

Not held, for future schemes we cannot say at this point as we do not know
whether we will receive the funding to progress any of our proposals
submitted to West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

 

How many miles of bus only roads are accessible by motorcycles in the
local authority area?

The number of miles is not held, motorcycles are not permitted in any of
our bus flow lanes.

 

How many miles of bus only roads are accessible by pedal cycles in the
local authority area?

The number of miles is not held, cyclists are permitted to use any of our
bus flow lanes.

 

Please supply contact details for the current cabinet member with
responsibility for bus lanes in the local authority area?

Cllr Naheed Mather

 

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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, 1^st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. 
Alternatively, you can send an email to:
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Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Kirklees Council, Governance Service

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