Dear Westminster City Council,

I am writing to request the answers to the following questions, on
the subject of cycling within the City of Westminster, under
the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

1. What percentage of your city's total road kilometres consists
of fully, hard segregated cycle routes?

2. How many total kilometres of fully, hard segregated cycle routes
does this equate to?

3. Since the 6th of May 2010, how much money in pounds sterling has
been spent from your city's transport budget on creating further
fully, hard segregated cycle routes?

4. In relation to the above question, what percentage of your total
transport spend within your city for the named period did this
constitute?

5. For the period between the 1st of April 2014 and the 31st of
March 2015, how much total money in pounds sterling from your
city's transport budget has been or will be allocated to
creating further fully, hard segregated cycle routes?

6. For the period mentioned in question 5, what percentage of your
city's transport budget does this constitute?

7. What percentage of road kilometres under your sole control are
20mph roads?

8. Aside from the above mentioned, what other initiatives is your
city undertaking to improve the safety of cyclists on roads
under your authority?

In this instance, hard segregation means where there is a kerb
separating the standard road surface from the cycleway. It does not
include shared footpath and cyclepath routes where this is no
separation between the footway and the cycleway. Please only
include cycleways that are solely under your council's control for
this figure.

Total road kilometres is the distance of standard roads that are
accessible to motorised vehicles, in addition to the distance of
hard-segregated cycleways as described in the above paragraph.
Please only include roads and cycleways that are solely under your
council's control in this calculation.

Please email your responses in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet within
20 working days of this request being submitted, that is to say by
the 28th of February 2014.

Yours faithfully,

Will Nickell

Westminster City Council

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Request Details: Dear Westminster City Council,

I am writing to request the answers to the following questions, on the
subject of cycling within the City of Westminster, under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

1. What percentage of your city's total road kilometres consists of fully,
hard segregated cycle routes?

2. How many total kilometres of fully, hard segregated cycle routes does
this equate to?

3. Since the 6th of May 2010, how much money in pounds sterling has been
spent from your city's transport budget on creating further fully, hard
segregated cycle routes?

4. In relation to the above question, what percentage of your total
transport spend within your city for the named period did this constitute?

5. For the period between the 1st of April 2014 and the 31st of March
2015, how much total money in pounds sterling from your city's transport
budget has been or will be allocated to creating further fully, hard
segregated cycle routes?

6. For the period mentioned in question 5, what percentage of your city's
transport budget does this constitute?

7. What percentage of road kilometres under your sole control are 20mph
roads?

8. Aside from the above mentioned, what other initiatives is your city
undertaking to improve the safety of cyclists on roads under your
authority?

In this instance, hard segregation means where there is a kerb separating
the standard road surface from the cycleway. It does not include shared
footpath and cyclepath routes where this is no separation between the
footway and the cycleway. Please only include cycleways that are solely
under your council's control for this figure.

Total road kilometres is the distance of standard roads that are
accessible to motorised vehicles, in addition to the distance of
hard-segregated cycleways as described in the above paragraph.
Please only include roads and cycleways that are solely under your
council's control in this calculation.

Please email your responses in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet within
20 working days of this request being submitted, that is to say by the
28th of February 2014.

FOI Reference Number: 12254
Target Completion Date: 27/02/2014

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please contact:

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FOI, Westminster City Council

Dear Mr Nickell

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST REF: 12254

 

I am writing in response to your recent request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please see below in tabular format  the information as requested.

 

Question Response
1. What percentage of your city's Based on your definition, hard
total road kilometres consists of segregated cycle routes account for
fully, hard segregated cycle routes? approximately 0.05% of Westminster
City Council’s road network
2. How many total kilometres of 178 metres of hard segregated cycle
fully, hard segregated cycle routes route was provided at Petty France
does this equate to?
3. Since the 6th of May 2010, how Nil
much money in pounds sterling has
been spent from your city's
transport budget on creating further
fully, hard segregated cycle routes?
4. In relation to the above Nil
question, what percentage of your
total transport spend within your
city for the named period did this
constitute?
5. For the period between the 1st of This will not be known until  cycle
April 2014 and the 31st of March schemes are prioritised and the
2015, how much total money in pounds 2014/15 allocations are firmed up
sterling from your city's transport
budget has been or will be allocated
to creating further fully, hard
segregated cycle routes?
6. For the period mentioned in This will not be known until  cycle
question 5, what percentage of your schemes are prioritised and the
city's transport budget does this 2014/15 allocations are firmed up
constitute?
7. What percentage of road 20mph roads account for approximately
kilometres under your sole control 0.13% of Westminster City Council’s
are 20mph roads? road network
8. Aside from the above mentioned, The City Council provides free cycle
what other initiatives is your city training for anyone living, studying
undertaking to improve the safety of or working in Westminster.
cyclists on roads under your
authority?  

In December 2013, the  City Council
launched a consultation on the draft
Westminster Cycle Strategy and
alignments for the Central London
Cycle Grid. The cycle grid comprises
of Quietways, which will be situated
on quieter roads and be suitable for
less experienced cyclists.

 

Two key priorities within this
strategy are:

 

1.    To make routes safer and more
legible for cyclists; and

2.    To encourage more people to
cycle

 

This consultation attracted 1,936
responses from members of the public,
local businesses, amenity societies,
cycling organisations and
neighbouring boroughs. Officers are
currently analysing the responses and
will amend the cycle strategy and
cycle grid as necessary.

 

The Council is about to commission a
study to find ways of improving
permeability for cyclists. This could
involve making one-way streets two
way for cyclists.

 

Subject to funding and Member
approval, it is proposed to design
and implement the cycle grid over the
next two to three years. The measures
provided will vary along a route,
depending upon the space available
and local conditions. At most
locations, the measures provided
 will be light touch e.g. road
markings, signage, traffic islands,
traffic separators, advance stop
lines and  traffic signal phases for
cyclists etc. Elsewhere, segregation
may be provided.

 

 

I hope this information is of use, and if you have any further queries,
please do not hesitate to contact Westminster City Council.

 

Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us
care of the details below.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Knowledge & Information Management Team

 

Westminster City Hall

10th Floor East

64 Victoria Street

London

SW1E 6QP

T: 0207 641 3921

E: [email address]

 

 

 

 

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