City Deal Urban and Environmental Design Guidance

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Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

We have seen the proposed "City Deal Urban and Environmental Design Guidance" document [2] to be presented to the City Deal Assembly [1] on 2nd June 2016, and the Board at its meeting on 9 June 2016 [3].

Please could you let us know:

1) Whether any public consultation (including stakeholder workshops) have taken place on this document, and if so, when and how. Please include within your reply a statement of whether any cycling advocacy groups, walking groups, disability groups, or public realm interest groups were included in such consultation.

2) Whether the Cycling Officers within the Cycling Team at Cambridgeshire County Council were consulted prior to publication, and if so, their (dated) response to you.

3) Whether the Cycling Officer at Cambridge City Council was consulted prior to publication, and if so, their (dated) response to you.

4) Whether the Disability Officer at Cambridge City Council was consulted prior to publication, and if so, their (dated) response to you.

5) Whether WSP Consultants were involved in the creation of this guide, and if so in what capacity and to what extent.

6) Documentation listing which design guidance documents were looked at in the preparation of the guide, specifically whether our document "Making Space for Cycling" was considered [4], given that Cambridge City Council policy [5] is to "work with the County Council [...] to [...] Ensure all new schemes take into account best practice as set out in the Cambridge Cycling Campaign, ‘Making Space for Cycling’ report"

7) Documentation (e.g. e-mails) showing the decision-making that led to the selection of the cover image. (Background: we note this shows a cyclist on the pavement, car parking on the pavement, a poor public realm, and other problems.)

8) Documentation (e.g. e-mails) showing the decision-making that led to the selection of the image showing a cycle lane with a concrete block in the middle.

9) Documentation showing on what objective basis a figure of 2m for a cycle track (which we note is narrower than new provision on Hills Road and Huntingdon Road, and narrower than the Dutch standard of 2.5-3m) was considered "desirable", and 1.50m minimum (with an absolute minimum 1.20m); we note that the latter is not usable by people with adapted cycles for instance. Specifically we would like to know what guidance was used to determine these figures.

10) Documentation showing on what basis a figure of 1.5m for a pavement width was based on, and whether it is believed this complies with the Equality Act.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Cambridge Cycling Campaign

REFERENCES

[1] Greater Cambridge City Deal, Urban Design Guidance for Transport Infrastructure Projects: http://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/documents/...

[2] Item 13 at http://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocu...

[3] Item 14 at http://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocu...

[4] http://www.makingspaceforcycling.org/

[5] Resolution (unanimous) no. 14/47/CNLc of Cambridge City Council, Thursday, 24th July, 2014, at: http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieList...

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Background to this request:
https://www.camcycle.org.uk/blog/2016/05...

We are keen to understand what process has gone wrong in its production.

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Cambridge Cycling Campaign

 

Re: Environmental Information Request ref 6617

 

Thank you for your email which was received on 31 May 2016 in which you
requested information about City Deal Urban and Environmental Design
Guidance.

 

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Cambridgeshire County Council

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To the Cambridge Cycling Campaign,

I write with reference to your request of 31/05/2016 regarding City Deal
Urban and Environmental design. Please find attached the requested
information.

 

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Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Dear ETE Policy and Business Support,

Many thanks for your kind reply.

Yours sincerely,

Cambridge Cycling Campaign