Cycling and cycling infrastructure expenditure

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To Whom it May Concern,

1) Please provide information on how much has been spent on cycling infrastructure in the area you're responsible for, broken down each year for the last 5 available financial years.

Where cycling provision has been provided as part of wider improvement works, these should be listed as cost for the cycling-related improvements, not for the entire project.

2) Please also list the amount spent, sorted by Funding Type/Source (e.g. Capital, Section 106, Central Government funding initiatives), broken down each year for the last 5 available financial years.

3) Please detail how much has been spent, broken down by year, on dedicated segregated cycling infrastructure (only dedicated cycle paths featuring light, full or kerb segregation away from motor vehicles, NOT included on-road painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths or existing re-purposed shared usage infrastructure such as canal towpaths or greenways).

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:
Kerbs
Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos
Bollards
Soft margins or verges
Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

4) Please detail how many miles of segregated infrastructure has been built in the last 5 years (only dedicated cycle paths featuring light, full or kerb segregation away from motor vehicles, NOT included on-road painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths or existing re-purposed shared usage infrastructure such as canal towpaths or greenways).

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:
Kerbs
Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos
Bollards
Soft margins or verges
Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

Administrator, Argyll and Bute Council


Dear [Name Removed]

Request for information: Cycling and cycling infrastructure expenditure

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
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Dear [Name Removed],

 

Request for information: Cycling Infrastructure

Reference: argyllbuteir: 11335

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs).

 

Please see below information in fulfilment of your request.

 

1.    2014/15: £1,015,602.84

2015/16: £687,284.75

2016/17: £581,150.00

2017/18: £785,356.51

2018/19: £680,072.26

NOTE: These figures are for spend via Argyll & Bute Council and do not
include spend via 3rd parties within Argyll and Bute.

2.     

3.    No spend has been made on segregated cycle specific infrastructure
in the last 5 years within Argyll and Bute.  Due to the preponderance of
higher speed, narrow rural roads within Argyll and Bute the focus within
this area has been on shared pedestrian/cycle routes separate from the
road carriageway rather than on segregated cycle routes along the
carriageway.

4.    Zero miles of segregated cycle specific infrastructure have been
built in the last 5 years within Argyll and Bute.  Due to the
preponderance of higher speed, narrow rural roads within Argyll and Bute
the focus within this area has been on shared pedestrian/cycle routes
separate from the road carriageway rather than on segregated cycle routes
along the carriageway.

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Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [1][Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

David Sinclair

Compliance and Regulatory Assistant

Legal and Regulatory Support/Compliance

Argyll & Bute Council

Kilmory

PA31 8RT

Tel:01546604352

 

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