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]

FOI (Freedom of Information), Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

RE:     ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004- INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information about cycling infrastructure
which we received on 17^th February 2020. We are dealing with your request
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Swyddog Datgelu Data a Chofnodion/Data Disclosure and Records Officer

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/Information Governance Team

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
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Tudful.

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Canolfan Dinesig
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Merthyr Tudful
CF47 8AN

Teleffon: 01685 725000

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FOI (Freedom of Information), Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Classification: NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

 

Dear Sirs

 

RE:     ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004- INFORMATION REQUEST

 

We have considered your request and provide the following information:

 

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)

 

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council only had one scheme where we have
installed a segregated cycle lane.

Financial year 2017/18

The scheme was funded by Safe Routes in Communities from Welsh Government.

The scheme value was: £146,994.00.  This was for the whole scheme which
included filling in a subway.  Unfortunately we do not have the cost just
for the cycling route element of this scheme.

The length of the route is approximately: 180 metres

 

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Information Governance Team

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Civic Centre

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Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8AN

 

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Cardiff

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Email: [6][email address]

Website: [7]www.ico.org.uk

 

Responses to completed requests for information are published online
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Yours faithfully

 

Swyddog Datgelu Data a Chofnodion/Data Disclosure and Records Officer

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/Information Governance Team

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil County Borough
Council

 

Canolfan Dinesig/Civic Centre

Stryd Y Castell/Castle Street

Merthyr Tudful/Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8AN/CF47 8AN

Ffon/Tel: 01685 725000

E-bost/E-mail: [10][Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council request email]

 

Croesawn ni ohebu yn y Gymraeg/We welcome correspondence in Welsh.

Croesawn ohebu yn Gymraeg a fydd hyn ddim yn arwain at oedi.

Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef yn gyfrinachol
ac wedi'u bwriadu ar gyfer pwy bynnag y cyfeirir ef ato neu atynt. Mae
cynnwys yr e-bost hwn cynrychioli barn y sawl a enwir uchod, felly nid
ydyw'n dilyn ei fod yn cynrychioli barn Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr
Tudful.

Darllenwch ein [11]hysbysiadau preifatrwydd i ddarganfod mwy am sut rydym
yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth bersonol.

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Merthyr Tudful
Canolfan Dinesig
Stryd Y Castell
Merthyr Tudful
CF47 8AN

Teleffon: 01685 725000

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and this will not lead to a delay.

This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and
intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are
addressed. The contents of this e-mail represent the views of the
individual(s) named above and do not necessarily represent the views of
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Please read our [12]privacy notices to find out more about how we use your
personal information.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Civic Centre
Castle Street
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47 8AN

Telephone: 01685 725000

[13]http://www.merthyr.gov.uk

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