Andrew Reeves-Hall

Dear Highways Agency,

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 within 20 working days of this request being submitted, that is to say by the 14th of May 2014.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Reeves-Hall

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Dear Mr Reeves-Hall,

 

Please see the attached correspondence in reference to your Freedom of
Information request made on the 11^th April 2014.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Steve Brassey,

 

Steven Brassey, Senior business coordinator
Highways Agency | The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | B1 1RN
Tel: +44 (0) 121 6788440
Web: [1]http://www.highways.gov.uk
GTN: 6189 8440

Safe roads, reliable journeys, informed travellers
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Andrew Reeves-Hall

Dear Steve Brassey,

Thank you for that information; I appreciate the effort you and your staff put into finding it out and passing it along.

I would like to ask for clarification based on the answers you provided:

a) Your answer covers all of England; whereas I was looking for information for those parts of your network in Hampshire. Can you identify that portion from your records?

b) In your answer to question 6 (and later in 8), you state that you work with cycling organisations to provide safe access and crossing points to the SRN. Can you provide examples of this in Hampshire? (There has been a long-running campaign to make the exit from your A34 at Tufton safer for people who cycle there but to no avail).

c) You state that you do not distinguish between hard segregated cycle routes and other types of provision (which I take to mean things like a white line on the road, as I have seen on A34 north of Whitchurch, Hampshire); Do you have any record of what amount of hard segregated cycle lanes have been installed?

d) If not, then will you be including this distinction in the future, as they provide much better cycle provision?

(Andrew McMenigall and Toby Wallace were killed as they cycled along the A30 near Newquay last July - the case for you to install hard segregated roads is there; and I would like to encourage you to collect information about how much you install).

e) In question 8 you state that you are developing a training package for highway engineers - may I see it please?

f) Also in question 8 you state that you are developing a cyclists safety campaign - again, may I see it please?

g) You state there is a 'cycling champion' for various regions - could you tell me who that is for Hampshire and how I can contact them?

Thank you once again,

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Reeves-Hall

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Dear Mr Reeves-Hall,

Thank you for your email below.

I am dealing with your request and will respond to you within 15 working days (from the 15th May) to answer your supplementary questions.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Brassey

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Dear Mr Reeves-Hall,

 

Please see attached answers to your clarifications requested.

 

Kind regards,

Steve

 

 

Steven Brassey, senior business coordinator
Highways Agency | The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | B1 1RN
Tel: +44 (0) 121 6788440
Web: [1]http://www.highways.gov.uk
GTN: 6189 8440

Safe roads, reliable journeys, informed travellers
Highways Agency, an executive agency of the Department for Transport.

 

 

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