Dear West Sussex County Council,

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

1. What percentage of your area'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 area'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 area 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 area'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 area'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 area undertaking to improve the safety of cyclists on roads under your authority?

For each above question, please also indicate the portion which fall within the boundaries of each county that your authority covers.

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 authority's control in this calculation.

Please email your responses in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

andre jackson

Freedom of Information Act, West Sussex County Council

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Dear Mr Jackson,

 

Thank you for your enquiry, which has been forwarded to the appropriate
officers for a response. The usual timescale for a response is twenty
working days, that is by or on 26.11.18.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Helen Thompson.

 

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Reference: Confirm no 3000883

 

Dear Mr Jackson

 

I refer to your request dated 29^th October 2018, which has been dealt
with under the Freedom Of Information Act.

 

Your request related to Cycle Routes.

 

We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority holds some data relevant to your request.

I am now able to respond to you with the following answers:

 

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

O%

 

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

Nil

 

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

Nil

 

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

Nil

 

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

Nil

 

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

Nil

 

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

121 km out of 4,042km (3%)

 

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

We launched the West Sussex Walking & Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 in
October 2016. The strategy contains over 300 potential new walking and
cycling routes that were suggested by local stakeholders, including
cycling forums, and  have been prioritised for future development. In
addition, a partnership of West Sussex authorities has been awarded 60
days of technical support by the Department for Transport in order to
develop Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs). This will
support the development of business cases for priority routes in
Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Worthing and Shoreham and will help to
refine and inform the existing priorities set out in the West Sussex
Walking and Cycling Strategy and the South Downs National Park Cycling and
Walking Strategy. The LCWIPs are due to be published by spring 2020. In
parallel with this work the County Council is developing new cycling
design standards for new developments, and we hope to publish these in
2019. Our casualty-led road safety engineering and Safer Routes to School
programmes are helping to improve safety for cyclists. WSCC also provides
cycle training to Bikeability national standards to over 7,500 school
children each year and we have seen a 20% increase in uptake since 2014/15
(2014/15 = 7610, 2015/16 = 7892, 2016/17 = 8267, 201718 = 9187). We also
run balance bike courses for younger children and offer one-to-one cycle
training to adults.

 

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Many thanks

Natasha

 

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