Dear Brent Borough Council,

I am writing to request the answers to the following questions, on the subject of cycling within your borough, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

1. What percentage of your borough'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 borough'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 borough 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 borough'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 borough'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 borough undertaking to improve the safety of cyclists on roads under your authority?

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 council'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 28th of February 2014.

Yours faithfully,

Will Nickell

Tina Bisci, Brent Borough Council

Brent Council - INFORMATION REQUEST

Our Reference: 222016808
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Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information received on 30 January 2014. We
aim to respond to your request within 20 working days. If for any reason
we are unable to meet this deadline we will keep you fully informed of the
reasons for this and let you know how long the delay will be. If there is
a fee to be paid before the information can be sent to you we will write
and tell you at the earliest opportunity what the fee will be.

Yours faithfully

Tina Bisci,
Technical Support Officer
Phone: 020 8937 5106
[email address]
 

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Bisci, Tina, Brent Borough Council

Dear Mr Nickell

 

RE:     FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST (REF:
222016808)

 

You requested information in relation to the following:

 

1. What percentage of your borough's total road kilometres consists of
fully, hard segregated cycle routes?    ‘Nominal’  (i.e. Less than 1 per
cent).

 

2. How many total kilometres of fully, hard segregated cycle routes does
this equate to?    Less than 1km.

 

3. Since the 6th of May 2010, how much money in pounds sterling has been
spent from your borough's transport budget on creating further fully, hard
segregated cycle routes?   We do not hold that information.

 

4. In relation to the above question, what percentage of your total
transport spend within your borough for the named period did this
constitute?     We do not hold that information.

 

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 borough's
transport budget has been or will be allocated to creating further fully,
hard segregated cycle routes?   The financial year has yet to commence and
hence, we do not hold that information.

 

6. For the period mentioned in question 5, what percentage of your
borough's transport budget does this constitute?   We do not hold that
information

 

7. What percentage of road kilometres under your sole control are 20mph
roads?     28.38%

 

8. Aside from the above mentioned, what other initiatives is your borough
undertaking to improve the safety of cyclists on roads under your
authority?    The Council offers free cycle training to anyone who lives,
works or studies in the borough. When delivering any neighbourhood or
corridor schemes, engineers attempt to deliver cycling infrastructure such
as Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs) at junctions, affording cyclists priority
when pulling away from a junction.

 

Working in partnership with Brent Cyclists, the Brent arm of the London
Cycling Campaign, Brent Council bid for Mayor's Cycling Vision
"Mini-Holland" funding but unfortunately was unsuccessful. The Council is
currently exploring the concept of "Quietways" (off-street and
back-street) routes for a new cycling corridor in the borough) as well as
potential improvements for a new cycling route linking Stanmore-River
Thames, via Harrow, Brent and Ealing. Brent is also an official "Biking
Borough", and has delivered a broad range of initiatives via this
TfL/Mayoral project, such as new cycle parking and driver training for
Heavy Goods Vehicles Drivers.

 

I trust this satisfactorily answers the questions you have raised.

 

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you may require further permission from the Council to re-use it. If you
require further guidance please write to the IT Standards Manager (contact
details below). 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the response or how the Council has handled
your request you can complain to the Council by writing to the following
address: IT Standards Manager at Brent Civic Centre, Floor 7, Engineers
Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ.  Telephone 020 8937 1402   e-mail [Brent Borough Council request email]. 
It is the Council’s policy to ensure that, where practicable, your
complaint is dealt with by someone who was not involved in the original
decision.  You also have a right of appeal about our decision to the
Information Commissioner, however, the Information Commissioner will not
normally consider an appeal until you have exhausted your rights of
redress and complaint to the Council. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted as follows:

 

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF; Telephone: 01625 545 700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

As part of our commitment to improve our service to our customers we would
welcome any feedback on the way that we have dealt with your request.

If you have any further questions, please contact me on 020 8937 5106 or
email me at [email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Tina Bisci

Technical Support Officer

Highway & Transport Delivery

Environment and Neighbourhood Services

Tel: +44(0)20 8937 5106

 

http://www.brent.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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