Bus Lanes

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The Motorcycle Action Group

Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

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

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

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

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

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

Yours faithfully,

Julie Sperling
The Motorcycle Action Group
Note:
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.

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Julie Sperling

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref FOI_1649696

Thank you for your email. Your request will be dealt with in line with the
Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the
Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days,
in this instance by 25^th August 2021.

If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to
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Information Governance Team

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Information Governance Team, Box No. SCO2306, Cambridgeshire County
Council, Scott House, 5 George Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3AD

 

 

 

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FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Julie Sperling

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref: FOI_1649696

 

Our apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

We have considered your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act. Please find our response below.

 

Request

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Response

 

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

The active Bus Lane Orders we have on file are as follows:

CCC (Various Streets, Cambridge) (Bus Lanes) Order 2014

 

13 lengths measuring as follows:-

 

Elizabeth Way (WS)-approx. 299m

Newmarket Road (NS)-approx. 558m

Newmarket Road (SS)-approx. 733m

Newmarket Road (SS) -approx. 312m

Milton Road (SES)-169m

Milton Road (SES)-approx. 408m

Milton Road (SES)-approx. 642m

Hills Road (WS)-approx. 292m

Hills Road (WS)-approx. 170m

Victoria Avenue (WS)- 478.5m

Shelford Road (SWS)-approx. 290m

Trumpington Road (ES)-approx. 924m

Madingley Road (NS)-355m

 

CCC (A1307 Cambridge Road, Babraham) (Bus Lane) Order 2020

-          One length measuring approx. 697m

 

CCC (A1307 Cambridge Road, Linton) (Bus Lane) Order 2019

-          One length measuring 900m

 

CCC (George Street (B1514) and Walden Road (B1514), (Ring Road)
Huntingdon) (Bus Lane, Prohibition of wating and loading) Order 2007

-          One length measuring just 47m

 

CCC (Huntingdon Road, Girton) (Bus/Cycle Lane, Prohibition of Wating and
Loading) Order 1998

-          One length measuring approx. 1273m

 

In total that is approximately 8547.5m of with-flow bus lanes, which
equates to approximately 5.31 miles.

 

 2. How many miles of additional with flow bus lane are planned to be
created within the next five years in the authority area?
We do not have a calculated figure recorded for additional with-flow
bus lanes planned to be created within the next five years.

 

 3. How many miles of with flow bus lane are planned to be removed within
the next five years in the authority area?
We are not aware of any plans to remove any bus lanes

 

 4. How many miles of with flow bus lane are accessible by motorcycles in
the authority area?
Motorcycles can use bus lanes outside their hours of operation, as can
any other vehicle.  Out of the lengths mentioned in Q1 the length on
Hills Road is operational from 7am to 7pm daily and the lengths on
Victoria Avenue, Shelford Road, Trumpington Road and Madingley Road
are operational from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday.  All other lengths
are operational 24/7.

 

In December 2020 we introduced an Experimental Order  - Elizabeth Way
with-flow bus lane which is 299m long that allows motorcycles and electric
vehicles to use it on a trial basis. This can remain in force for up to 18
months.

 

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

With the exception of the length prescribed in CCC (George Street (B1514)
and Walden Road (B1514), (Ring Road) Huntingdon) (Bus Lane, Prohibition of
wating and loading) Order 2007”, pedal cycles are permitted in all of the
above lengths of with-flow bus lanes.

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Kind Regards

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: Team 01223 699137

 

Information Governance Team, Box No. SCO2306, Cambridgeshire County
Council, Scott House, 5 George Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3AD

 

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 29 July 2021 08:34
To: 'The Motorcycle Action Group'
<[FOI #777880 email]>
Subject: FOI 1649696 Acknowledgement

 

Dear Julie Sperling

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref FOI_1649696

Thank you for your email. Your request will be dealt with in line with the
Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the
Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days,
in this instance by 25^th August 2021.

If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to
fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference
number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.

 

Kind Regards

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: Team 01223 699137

 

Information Governance Team, Box No. SCO2306, Cambridgeshire County
Council, Scott House, 5 George Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3AD

 

 

 

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The Motorcycle Action Group

Dear Information Governance Team,

Thank you for the detailed reply this is most helpful to us.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Sperling
The Motorcycle Action Group