Cycle Infrastructure on TfL Roads

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Dear Transport for London,

I am writing to request the answers to the following questions, on
the subject of cycling on TfL-controlled roads, under
the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

1. What percentage of the total road kilometres under your control 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 transport budget on creating further
fully, hard segregated cycle routes?

4. In relation to the above question, what percentage of your total
transport spend on roads 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 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 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 TfL 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 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 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

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Nickell

 

Our ref:  FOI-2110-1314

 

Thank you for your email received on 31 January 2014 asking for
information about cycle routes.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 28 February 2014.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Nickell

 

Our ref:  FOI-2110-1314

 

Thank you for your email received on 31 January 2014 asking for
information about cycle routes.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we hold some of the information you require.

 

1. What percentage of the total road kilometres under your control
consists of fully, hard segregated cycle routes?

 

We do not hold information on the number of kilometres are hard
segregated cycle routes. The database used to collect such information
(the Network Asset Management System or NAMS database) does not record a
breakdown of the different types of cycle tracks in this way.

 

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

 

NAMS is an asset management database oriented around recording
maintainable assets and is not a record of road space allocation. It is
not therefore possible to provide this information.

 

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

 

Since May 2010, the extension to Cycle Superhighway 2 has been completed.
This is fully segregated and was delivered at a cost of £6.8m.

 

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

 

The direct spend (not including LIPS) on roads from the Road Space
Management and Asset Management Directorates from fiscal year 2011 to the
end of 2013 is £924m. The 6 May 2010 is deemed close enough to the start
of the 2010/11fiscal year (which starts on 1 April 2010) to be
sufficiently accurate.

 

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 transport budget
has been or will be allocated to creating further fully, hard segregated
cycle routes?

 

The Cycling Budget for 2014/15 is £107m. The detailed breakdown of figures
relating to the cycling programme is being established through the course
of the TfL business planning process. Until this process is complete, the
figures are not available.

 

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

 

The full net budget for TfL for 2014/15 is £5,352m (£5.4bn) so, as a
proportion, Cycling is 2%.

 

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

 

As of 10 February 2014, 0.6 per cent of the TfL Road Network (TLRN) is
20mph. However, TfL is now working with the London boroughs and other
stakeholders to develop a new framework for planning, designing and
managing London’s roads and streets.  This is based on the differing
functions of the “Street Types” set out in the Roads Task Force report;
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projects....

 

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

 

In March 2013 the Mayor published his ‘Vision for Cycling’ (available at
[2]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/...) which sets out
plans to improve cycling in the London by providing more and safer cycle
routes. This will be achieved by, among other things, improving the
Barclays Cycle Superhighways, developing a grid of high-quality cycle
routes in central London using segregation and quiet shared streets,
creating a network of Quietways outside of central London which will offer
cycling routes away from main roads, improving key junctions in London and
continuing the work already under way with the freight industry.  £913m
has been committed to these projects, some of which will be implemented on
TLRN roads.  

 

In 2010, the Cycle Safety Action Plan (CSAP) was published through which
TfL worked with stakeholders and partner organisations in London to
improve cycle safety. The actions identified in this plan included the
provision of a safer infrastructure, delivering cycle training, HGV driver
training and enforcement against irresponsible and dangerous road user
behaviour. The Plan can be viewed at
[3]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projects... Many of
its actions have now been completed and TfL is currently working
extensively with stakeholders to prepare an updated plan, which will be
published in 2014.

 

TfL and the Mayor published the Safe Streets for London road safety action
plan (available at
[4]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/c...)
in June 2013.  It sets out a target of a 40% reduction in fatal and
serious injury casualties (KSIs) by 2020 (from the 2005-2009 baseline)
with a long-term ambition to work together towards roads free from death
and serious injury.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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