Cycle track on Thurston Road

Andrea Casalotti made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

Can you please provide

1. Evidence of any safety audit on design of this cycle route, from
Loampit Vale to Worth Way?

2. Evidence of your investigations following the crash that caused
the death of Paul Hutcheson on 24.06.13?

3. Details of any other crashes involving cyclists or pedestrians
on this stretch of road in the past five years?

4. Details of any measures taken by TfL to remove hazard from
apparently encouraging/requiring illegal cycling over the footway
(no marked route) to join the cycle route from Loampit Vale. Riding
on the footway being counter to s.72 HA 1835.

5. Details of any measures taken by TfL to remove hazard from
access and egress from/to Matalan site

6. Details of any measures taken by TfL to remove hazard from
access to bus depot.

Yours faithfully,

Andrea Casalotti

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Andrea

 

Our ref:  FOI-1259-1516

 

Thank you for your email received on 12 October 2015 asking for
information about the cycle track on Thurston Road.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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FOI, Transport for London

Dear Andrea

 

Our ref: FOI-1259-1516

 

Thank you for your email received on 12 October 2015 asking for
information about the cycle track on Thurston Road.

 

Unfortunately we have been unable to find a Worth Way in the area near
Loampit Vale. Therefore please can you clarify the stretch of road that
you are referring to?

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear FOI,

Worth Way is the continuation North of Jerrard St, after the junction with Thurston Rd.
It can be used only by people on foot or on bicycle and it goes through a tunnel to link with Armoury Road. It is part of London Cycle Network, Route 21.

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Casalotti

Dear FOI,

Can I have an answer to my request?

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Casalotti

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Casalotti

 

Our ref: FOI-1259-1516

 

Thank you for your email of 12 October 2015 asking for information about
the cycle track on Thurston Road.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that
we do hold the information you require.

 

A stage 3 road safety audit is due to be undertaken on the measures
implemented at the junction of Loampit Vale and Thurston Road now the
works are complete. This has been commissioned and we are awaiting the
outcome. Please note this will only take place on Loampit Vale either side
of Thurston Road. No changes to the road network were made outside of this
area.

 

Following the fatal collision on 24 June 2013, TfL cooperated fully with
the police investigation and subsequent report. This case went to Coroners
Court on 2 September 2015 and the verdict was death by road traffic
collision.

 

The cycle route across Loampit Vale is known as Waterlink Way. A dropped
kerb has been installed on the southern footway of Loampit Vale to allow
westbound cyclists to mount the footway from the carriageway, use the
toucan crossing and continue their journey along Thurston Road, following
Waterlink Way. Similarly a dropped kerb has been introduced on the
northern footway for eastbound cyclists to use the toucan crossing and
continue their journey through the Cornmill Estate. Additional signage and
corduroy tactile paving has also been introduced on the footway to
highlight where cyclists should be travelling in order to follow the
Waterlink Way cycle route. Please see the attached plan which shows these
changes.

 

We have looked at collision data for the section of Thurston Road from
(and including) the junction with Loampit Vale to (and including) the
junction with Jerrard Street (the point the path joins Thurston Road). In
the last five years to 31 May 2015 (the latest data we have from the
police) there have been a total of 12 personal injury collisions involving
a cyclist or a pedestrian recorded in this section of Thurston Road. Four
resulted in injury to a pedestrian (all were slight) and eight resulted in
injury to a pedal cyclist (one fatal, one serious and six slight). Further
details of these collisions are attached. Please note that all 2015 data
is provisional and subject to change.

 

Injuries caused by collisions are reported in line with other collisions,
as per the Department for Transport (DfT) definitions. Further information
on casualty severity definitions are available in section 7.3 of
‘Collisions and Casualties on London’s roads: Annual report 2012’ at:

 

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With regard to your final point on access to the bus depot, could you
please specify what data or information you are requesting.

 

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

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

 

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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