Catholic Church junction cycle safety scheme: costs and level of safety improvement

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Cambridge Cycling Campaign

The junction of Hills Road, Lensfield Road, Regent Street and Gonville Place in Cambridge has recently been remodelled, and includes the addition of some cycle infrastructure. However, there are concerns about the value for money of this scheme and extent to which it will result in safety improvements.

Please would you supply the following information:

1) The cost of the scheme at the Catholic Church junction.

2) The sources of funding for the scheme and the breakdown of funding from each source.

3) The list of cycling-specific improvements that have been made at this junction.

4) The approximate, standard cost that the County would expect to budget for a scheme consisting of the fitting, to a junction of this size, of one cycle filter light, four advance stop lanes, and removal of a central island in order to make space for a red-surfaced tarmac cycle lane on one approach.

5) Documentation outlining the level of reduction of collisions involving cyclists that is projected to occur as a result of the changes to the junction.

6) A copy of any safety audit(s) undertaken.

7) A copy of the application made for the cycle-specific funding which contributed funds to this work, and a copy of the documentation awarding this funding to the Council.

Yours sincerely,

Cambridge Cycling Campaign.

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 3395

Thank you for your email of 29 October in which you requested information about the Catholic Church junction cycle safety scheme.

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 26 November.

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.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Smith
Information Governance Officer
Cambridgeshire County Council

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ETE Policy and Business Support, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Cambridge Cycling Campaign,

Re: Freedom of Information request Ref: 3395.

I write with reference to your request of 29.10.2013

Please find our response attached:

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Economy, Transport, and Environment Department - Policy and Business Support

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Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Dear ETE Policy and Business Support,

Many thanks for your reply.

Yours sincerely,
Cambridge Cycling Campaign