Bus Lanes

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The Motorcycle Action Group

Dear Transport for London,

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

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Julie Sperling

 

Our ref: FOI-1479-2122/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13
October 2021 asking for information about bus lanes.

 

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FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear Julie Sperling

 

Our ref: FOI-1479-2122/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13
October 2021 asking for information about bus lanes.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that
we do hold some of the information you require. Transport for London is
not a local authority, and the data we have provided is for the Transport
for London Road Network (TLRN), the red routes which we are responsible
for.

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet which provides the information we have
recorded regarding bus lanes.

 

We do not hold information on bus lanes which are planned to be created or
removed in the next five years in a format which allows us to report on
this. In order to search for this information we would need to look at all
planned schemes to see whether bus lanes were included in any proposed
changes.

This work would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom
of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

 

Under section 12 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to comply with
requests if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold the
information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other
information would exceed the appropriate limit. In this instance, we
estimate that the time required to answer your request would exceed 18
hours which, at £25 per hour (the rate stipulated by the Regulations),
exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’.

 

It is also important to note that many planned schemes are currently on
hold or under review due to lack of revenue due to the pandemic.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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