Dear Greenwich 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

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Nickell

 

Ref No:- RFI/06677

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 30 January 2014
regarding Cycling Infrastructure.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

 

If you have any further queries about this request do not hesitate to
contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Eoin Joyce

Resource Planning & Performance Manager

Customer Services and ICT Strategy Division

Royal Borough of Greenwich

LGC Council of the Year 2013

 

' 020 8921 8931  À

*   The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

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Dear Mr Nickell

 

Request for information RFI/06677

 

Thank you for your email dated 30^th January 2014 in which you asked about
cycle routes.

 

1. What percentage of your borough's total road kilometres consists of
fully hard segregated cycle routes?

 

The percentage of the Royal Borough’s total road kilometres consisting of
fully hard segregated cycle routes is 1.2%.

 

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

 

The total of the Royal Borough’s total road kilometres consisting of fully
hard segregated cycle routes is 6.5 kilometres.

 

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?

 

No money has been spent from the Royal Borough’s transport budget on
creating further fully, hard segregated cycle routes since 6^th May 2010.

 

4. In relation to the above question, what percentage of your total
transport spend within your borough for the named period did this
constitute?

 

Not applicable, please see response to Q.3

 

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?

 

For the period between the 1st of April 2014 and the 31st of March 2015 no
money from the Royal Borough’s transport budget has been or will be
allocated to creating further fully, hard segregated cycle routes. We are
however are developing plans to create ‘lightly’ segregated cycle
facilities on a number of routes, as these are a cost-effective solution,
and are investigating suitable locations at present and as yet no budget
has been allocated.

 

6. For the period mentioned in question 5, what percentage of your
borough's transport budget does this constitute?

 

Not applicable please see response to Q5.

 

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

 

The percentage of road kilometres under the Royal Borough’s sole control
which are 20mph roads is approximately 39%.

 

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 Royal Borough has a number of initiatives which are summarised in item
5 of our latest Best Value Report which can be viewed on the Council’s
website by following the link below:

 

[1]http://committees.greenwich.gov.uk/ieLis...

 

Please also see attached the Royal Borough’s recent Draft Cycling Strategy
and Action Plan for reference.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to the Chief Executive, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Town
Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Eoin Joyce

Resource Planning & Performance Manager

Customer Services and ICT Strategy Division

Royal Borough of Greenwich

LGC Council of the Year 2013

 

' 020 8921 8931  À

*   The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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