Cowley LTN - July evaluation data

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Richard Parnham

Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

Please provide me with the underlying data that forms the key elements of the Emergency Active Travel Tranche 1: Cowley LTN Evaluation report (final version), which was included in the 19 July 2022 OCC Cabinet meeting document pack.

Please note: this is an update of an early request, where I previously requested the data that underlay the earlier version of this evaluation report, which was published in February 2022. If no new underlying data has been produced for the July 2022 cabinet meeting report - i.e. no new analysis has been undertaken since the February report - I do not need to the same data, that you previously sent me, again. I only need to see the new / updated analysis.

I specifically want:

The vivacity Labs (?) data that allowed for the comparison on road usage on the LTN boundary roads and the LTN area (both "control" and LTN areas);

Journey Time data collected via INRIX;

the bus time data provided by Stagecoach;

The Air quality data collected provided by Oxford City Council until April 2022: if there was an email debate between officials / councillors at the two councils regarding whether or not this data should be used in the final report (the data for 2022 was not used, ultimately), I would like to be provided with that email conversation conversation chain too as part of this request.

The emergency service response time data (including any briefing notes, insights, offered to explain assumptions made in the simulation provided by South Central Ambulance Service).

Please ideally provide me with the numerical data at its "cleanest" - i.e. consolidated, cleaned and reviewed - but just before the various tables and graphs that are included in the report are generated from it. That is, I ideally want to see the data that underlies the graphs, to avoid me having to process that data myself to generate essentially the same graphs and tables. Only if that is not possible would I be prepared to receive the raw data, and undertake my own analysis of it.

Please contact me if you have any have further enquiries about my request.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

FOI Team, Oxfordshire County Council

Dear Mr Parnham

Thank you for your request received on the 27 July 2022, in which
you asked for the below information. 

This has been logged under reference number 20176

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested as soon as possible and in any event within the next 20 working
days in compliance with the Environmental Information Regulations
2004/Freedom of Information Act 2000, unless an exception applies. This
means that the council will respond to you by the end of 25 August 2022 at
the latest. 

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information Officer

Voice of the Customer Team

Customers and Organisational Development

Oxfordshire County Council

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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Cowley LTN - July evaluation
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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

Please provide me with the underlying data that forms the key elements of
the Emergency Active Travel Tranche 1: Cowley LTN Evaluation report (final
version), which was included in the 19 July 2022 OCC Cabinet meeting
document pack.

Please note: this is an update of an early request, where I previously
requested the data that underlay the earlier version of this evaluation
report, which was published in February 2022. If no new underlying data
has been produced for the July 2022 cabinet meeting report - i.e. no new
analysis has been undertaken since the February report - I do not need to
the same data, that you previously sent me, again. I only need to see the
new / updated analysis.

I specifically want:

The vivacity Labs  (?) data that allowed for the comparison on road usage
on the LTN boundary roads and the LTN area (both "control" and LTN areas);

Journey Time data collected via INRIX;

the bus time data provided by Stagecoach;

The Air quality data collected provided by Oxford City Council until April
2022: if there was an email debate between officials / councillors at the
two councils regarding whether or not this data should be used in the
final report (the data for 2022 was not used, ultimately), I would like to
be provided with that email conversation conversation chain too as part of
this request.

The emergency service response time data (including any briefing notes,
insights, offered to explain assumptions made in the simulation provided
by South Central  Ambulance Service).

Please ideally provide me with the numerical data at its "cleanest" - i.e.
consolidated, cleaned and reviewed - but just before the various tables
and graphs that are included in the report are generated from it. That is,
I ideally want to see the data that underlies the graphs, to avoid me
having to process that data myself to generate essentially the same graphs
and tables. Only if that is not possible would I be prepared to receive
the raw data, and undertake my own analysis of it.

Please contact me if you have any have further enquiries about my request.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

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FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference:  20210 EIR

 

Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Thank you for your request of 27 July 2022 in which you asked for the
following information:

 

• Locations of sensors relating to the LTN and control locations for:
Vehicles, Cycle and Pedestrian counts and Air Quality and

• Baseline data for Vehicle counts.

 

However, it is not just the location of the sensors. It is also what they
will measure (i.e., what pollutant(s) they measure) and what were the data
at these locations before the trial began – either averaged or on a stated
date.

In addition are there any stated County Council targets that would
indicate that the trial was a success on these counts.

 

Please find attached document titled, ‘East Oxford LTN sensors and data
analysis methodology.pdf’.  A response to your request which is the
information we are able to supply having previously been unable to satisfy
20002 due to the amount of work involved.

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Kate Tiernan

Project Manager

Active Travel Team OCC

Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

I would be grateful if you could offer me guidance into how I could best reframe the request in order to obtain as much of the information as possible, while bringing it below the cost limit.
As you may be aware, Section 16 of the FOI Code of Practice (https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...) advises that bodies should 'provide advice and assistance, so far as it would be reasonable to expect the authority to do so' and ICO guidance (https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...) interprets this as a suggestion that the authority should provide suggestions of this nature.

Please also note that you previously provided me with an earlier version of the data I am asking for, in FOI 19564 EIR. This data was the underlying data, which was then summarised in the Emergency Active Travel Tranche 1: Cowley LTN Evaluation report, included in the 24 February 2022 Cabinet member for Highways Management meeting document pack. Given that you have already provided me with one version of this data set without any problems, I cannot see why you cannot provide me with its updated equivalent, produced to support an update of the same report, in relation to the same matter, for a Cabinet meeting decision taken later in the year than initially planned (i.e. OCC cabinet in July)

A substantive element of my request is effectively, therefore, "please send me the updated version of the spreadsheets that already exist, which undertook the analysis you said you've undertaken, the finding of which have already been summarised, in a report you've already published". If these updated excel spreadsheets exist, please send them to me. If they don't exist, please confirm this also.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

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Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Please find attached our response to your Environmental Information
Request. 

 

Kind Regards

Renata Malinowski

 

Freedom of Information Support Officer

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Joint Commissioning and E&E FOIs

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Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Further to our response to 20176 EIR, would you be availability for the
F2F meeting at County Hall.  Unfortunately Aron is now unavailable on the
2^nd September as previously stated, but have listed alternative dates and
times for the meeting, which hopefully will be acceptable for you:

 

 1. 8^th September, Thursday, 2pm – 3pm ; and
 2. 9^th September, Friday, 11am – 12pm

 

 

Kind regards

Renata

 

 

Renata Malinowski

Freedom of Information Support Officer

 

Voice of the Customer Team

Customers and Organisational Development

 

Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

I replied by email to your earlier message on 26 August to your '[email address]' email address, quoting this reference number, but did not get a reply.

I have therefore just sent another email to the same email address, which contains the message below. Please reply via the email address I sent you rather than via this message, which is hosted on the public domain "whatdotheyknow.com".

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Further to your response on 31 August 2022, I can confirm my availability on 9 th September, Friday, 11am – 12pm – so long as the meeting is via Zoom / teams / phone etc, rather than in person. I am at work at that time, so can only spare limited time off work for a virtual meeting. Please let me know if that will be possible.

Please also confirm the receipt of this email.

Yours sincerely

Richard Parnham

Malinowski, Renata - Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council

Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Thank you for getting back to us.  Here is a link to the Microsoft Teams
meeting for Friday 09 September at 11:00 – 12:00.

 

Kind regards

Renata

 

 

Renata Malinowski

Freedom of Information Support Officer

 

Voice of the Customer Team

Customers and Organisational Development

 

Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Malinowski, Renata - Oxfordshire County Council,

Now that we have had a meeting to discuss my data requirements regarding the updated Cowley LTN report , which are far less onerous than you initially feared, please let me know when I can expect the data requested.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Parnham