Dear Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council,

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

1. What percentage of your borough'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 borough'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 borough 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
borough'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
borough'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
borough 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

iCaseworkInformation, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Our reference: 638837
 
 
Dear Mr. Nickell 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 31 January
2014.  Your request has been summarised as follows:
 
I am writing to request the answers to the following questions, on the
subject of cycling within your borough, under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

1. What percentage of your borough'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 borough'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 borough 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 borough'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
borough'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 borough
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.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 28 February 2014 - this is 20 working
days from the date of receipt.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
 
If you are registered for self-service via the Council My Account portal,
you can track the progress of your request online:  [1]Track case progress
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
h&f InTouch team
 

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iCaseworkInformation, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 638837
 
 
 
Dear Mr. Nickell
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we need
further details from you in order to identify and locate the information.
 
Your request
 
I am writing to request the answers to the following questions, on the
subject of cycling within your borough, under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

1. What percentage of your borough'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 borough'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 borough 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 borough'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
borough'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 borough
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..
 
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we need
further details from you in order to identify and locate the information.
In your definitions at the end, you states: " 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 can you clarify whether "separation between the footway and the
cycleway" you mean a painted white dividing line between the pedestrians
and cyclist' part count or do you mean something more substantial such as
a kerb, railings or a strip of grass?
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 08/05/2014. If I do not hear
from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it that you do not
wish to pursue this request and will consider the request closed.
 
If you need assistance, please contact me on 020 8753 7851 or
[email address]. Please remember to quote our reference
number: 638837 in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
h&f Itntouch Team

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for getting back to me. In this instance, I am looking at the same standards as provided between roads and cycleways - so a form of hard segregation such as a kerb would count, but a painted line would not.

Yours sincerely,

Will Nickell

iCaseworkInformation, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 638837
 
 
Dear Mr. Nickell
 
 
Thank you for your email clarifying your Freedom of Information request.
However, as the clarification was sent via email to the case and not to me
as advised, your clarification has only just been seen. Therefore, your
case has just been re-pened with a target date to respond to by 30 May
2014.
Yours sincerely
 
h&f Intouch Team

Hayden Glassey, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 638837
 
 
Dear Mr. Nickell
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 31 January 2014.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Hayden Glassey
Senior Investigations & Information Officer
 
 
Please do not edit the subject when responding to this email. Our case
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recipient if the subject is amended in any way.

Alex Ingram left an annotation ()

Interesting response, surprised they took so long.

For local group hfcyclists I did a review of the local implementation plan as presented to the council last year. Seems a bit odd that even now in May budget for April '14 to March '15 is yet to be determined.

http://hfcyclists.org.uk/2013/11/hammers...

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