Cycling City how £4.8million has been spent Re-submitted due to 60 day period Vexatious Policy issued 1st of July

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Re-submitted due to 60 day period Vexatious Policy issued 1st of July

With the City now classified as a Cycling City, Can I have a break
down on each scheme funded i.e. cycle ways on road and off road,
cycle training, cycle racing and events and any other
schemes/project that the City is spending £4.8Million each year on.

I have been given a list of where match funding came from (see
below) but request a breakdown of what each scheme has achieved and
what the Governments £2.4million has been spent on, and if any
funding was given to local Cycling team CandyTV.

CAPITAL SCHEMES

Cycle Parking: LTP integrated transport funding 005k
Safe Routes to School: LTP integrated transport funding 240k
Safety schemes: LTP integrated transport funding 505k
Cycle Schemes: LTP integrated transport planning 295k
Regeneration: Regeneration funded schemes/LTP integrated planning
300k
City Centre Approaches: LTP integrated planning 060k
Maintance: Highways maintenance 300k
Campbell Rd A50/A500: Highways agency funding 100k
Major Scheme - Bentilee Link: 200k

Total Capital Match Funding: 2,005,000

REVENUE SCHEMES

Working with schools: LTP integrated planning/DfT grant/Schools
Sports 105k
Encouraging cycling to work: LTP integrated planning 042k
Core Area Work: LTP integrated planning/PCT/Rail
Station/University/Hospital 098k
Additional Target Groups: Sweet Spot/SOT CC/Newcastle Racing Club
40,500k
Marketing: 000k
Monitoring: 000k
Staffing: 200k
Total Revenue Match Funding: 485,500

Yours faithfully,

ian norris

Hannah Quinn, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Norris

Your request for information

Thank you for your request for information about Cycling City. Your request was received on 7th October 2009 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Hannah Quinn

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Dear Hannah Quinn,

My request is now overdue

Yours sincerely,

ian norris

Hannah Quinn, Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Mr Norris

Your request for information on Cycling City

We have now considered your request for information and a copy of the
information is below.

Please find attached the list of the projects which form part of our
current 2009/10 CycleStoke programme. This year, Cycling England has
agreed a total spend of £2,500,900 for Stoke-on-Trent and this has been
matched, both in cash and in kind funding, to the value of £2,490,000.

The full CycleStoke team has been in post since April 2009. In this short
time period they have been working hard to ensure that the itemised
projects come to fruition by the close of March 2010. You may have already
seen some of the successful results that are being achieving through
increased coverage in the local media. Recent activity, for example, has
included the successful launch of the Port Vale match rides with an
average of 24 attendees per ride and the installation of over 200 new
school cycle storage spaces. At one school alone, Ball Green Primary, this
has resulted in an additional 67 pupils cycling to school on a regular
basis. However at this stage and as we progress we are collating the
results and we will ensure that these are publicised in the new year.

The CycleStoke budget did not make any contribution to CandyTV.

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Yours sincerely,

Hannah Quinn

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Dear Hannah Quinn,

The costs of each schemes appears up be missing

Yours sincerely,

ian norris

ian norris left an annotation ()

The Council have decided not to make the costs public, instead inviting me in to meet and discuss the costs with themselves.

ian norris left an annotation ()

had my reply today

1. and 2. Projected and actual spend of Cycle Stoke projects
The table below shows the projected spend for the capital projects funded
through the Cycle Stoke project. The actual spend will not be known until the
end of the financial year though the latest figures (January 2010) are unlikely
to change too much from the projected figures given below.
Name of scheme or programme Projected spend
to year end
@ Jan 2010
CAPITAL PROJECTS
Cycle Parking in schools and leisure centres 268000
Improved Permeability 150000
Direction signing 11000
Remedial and Safety works 107800
On highway schemes
13 Waterloo Way to Lowther St refuge 22000
32 Sheridan Gdns to Blurton Rd refuge 35400
36A Flat Top Hump New Inn Lane 11400
157 Moorland Rd//Hamil Rd 266900
160 Trentham Rd refuge 19500
168 Waterloo Rd/Bursley Rd refuge 23000
Off Highway
10 Grange Park (Stonor St to Fest. Way 520200
42 Bedford St to Caldon Canal 2200
24A Meir Hay Greenway access ramp 3900
145 Dimensions Leisure Centre 33000
163 Goms Mill path extension 22900
24 Completion of previous schemes 151500
77 Brindley Ford Bridleway 181800
3 Silverstone Cres to Scotia Valley 87400
Options Referrals
Deferred schemes from 08/09 21400
Work within the Core Area
Secure cycle parking at council offices 15000
Cycle parking compound at Staffs Uni 20000
Burnwood Primary School BMX track 25000
TOTAL CAPITAL 1,999,300
3. The nature and costs of matchfunding projects and
the predicted impact on increasing cycling with in the City
Bucknall New Rd imps (design)
This is an important approach roads to the City Centre from the East and will be
funded through the LTP. Included in the design will be cycling measures as well as
public transport measures. This project has been deferred to 2010/11 and no costs
were incurred this year. When completed it will give priority to cyclists and therefore
help to increase cycle usage.
Lichfield St (design)
This is an approach road to the City Centre from the south and will be funded through
the LTP. Included in the design will be cycling measures as well as public transport
measures. This project has been deferred to 2010/11 and no costs were incurred this
year. When completed it will give priority to cyclists and therefore help to increase
cycle usage.
Highways Maintenance
Cyclists benefit from a good quality road surface free of pot holes and other
imperfections. The total capital budget for highway maintenance in Stoke-on-Trent for
2009/10 is in excess of £1.5 million and it can be assumed that all of this sum has
been spent on maintenance projects which improve conditions for cycling. This has
been agreed by Cycling England as a valid match funding item to their funding.
Campbell Road A50/A500
This is a Highways Agency project which provided a new safe crossing of the slip
road leading to the A50/A500 junction at Sideway. It is next to the entrance to the
River Trent cycleway. It will allow a safe crossing of the road and therefore
encourage more cycle usage of the River Trent path. It is of particular value to people
working at the Sideway employment site who wish to use the river Trent path. The
total cost of the project is around £100,000.
Structural Remedial Measures and
These are measures to remedy existing structures along the cycle network. In
2009/10 considerable work was carried out on the Armco tunnels along the Burslem
and Tunstall greenway to make them more attractive, safer and more pleasant to
cycle through. Anti-graffiti paint was used to ensure a longer life. The total amount
spent was around £61,000.
Civil Remedial Measures
A number of low cost “snag” issues were identified by Cycling England and highway
staff to remedy along the cycle network, both on and off the highway. These include
drop kerbs, barriers, signage, build outs, modifications to cycle paths, etc etc. All of
these help to improve the conditions for cyclists and help to ensure that their journey
is safer and more pleasant. The total amount expected to be spent in 2009/10 is
around £46,800.

ian norris left an annotation ()

I have received a reply from John Nichol stating that the above "It is also not complete as it does not show all the projects funded through the revenue element of the CycleStoke project"

Please provide the complete funding for the whole of CycleStoke

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Stoke on Trent City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Cycling City how £4.8million has been spent Re-submitted due to 60 day period Vexatious Policy issued 1st of July'.

I have received a reply from John Nichol stating that the above reply "It is also not complete as it does not show all the projects funded through the revenue element of the CycleStoke project"

Please provide the complete funding for the whole of CycleStoke.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cy...

Yours faithfully,

ian norris

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Today I received the below from Information Commissioner's Office

"However, it is clear from the information you have provided that Stoke City Council failed to provide you with a refusal notice as section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) and/or section 14 of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (the EIR) requires.

We have written to Stoke City Council to advise them of their obligations under the Act and the EIR, asking them to respond to you within 10 working days of receiving our letter and either provide the information you have requested or a valid refusal notice. If you do not hear from them please let us know and we will investigate this matter further."

Will update in 10 days

ian norris left an annotation ()

My review was turned down, but the information has been provided.

I've uploaded the PDF sent by email to

https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B1R...