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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Could you please advise me of

1. length of roads in your control
a) where mandatory speed limit is 20mph or less
b) where mandatory speed limit is 30mph
c) where mandatpory speed limit is over 30mph.

2. length of pedestrian only footways (pavements)
3. length of shared cycle/walkers paths
4. length of advisory (dashed white line) on road cycleway
5. length of mandatory (white line) on road cycleway
6. length of off road/dedicated cycleway (could be at road edge but level change or kerb provides protection)

7. Number of on street cycle racks
8. Number of on street car parking spaces.

If you require clarification on any of the above, please do revert.

Yours faithfully,

Debra Storr

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Storr,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-18-0489.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 19
March 2018.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 17 April 2018.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad
Information Compliance Officer

Information Compliance Team
Customer Service
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

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Dear Ms Storr,

 

Thank you for your request for information, made under Section 1(1) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA), and received on 19 March
2018.

 

We would like to ask you to clarify your request so that we can identify
and locate the information which you have requested. Under Section 1(3) of
the FOISA, we do not have to supply you with the requested information
until you have provided us with more detail in this respect.

 

Could you please advise me of

 

6. length of off road/dedicated cycleway (could be at road edge but level
change or kerb provides protection)

Please note that ACC does not have off road dedicated cycle ways – we have
shared use segregated which are adjacent to the carriageway and multiple
off road paths and tracks which take a range of users e.g. core paths.  We
would therefore be grateful if you could clarify the information you would
like to receive for Question 6?

 

Clarifying these points will help us to be sure we are providing, where
possible, the information you are interested in.  Please note we will keep
your request on file for 20 working days whilst we await your
clarification.  It can often be helpful to discuss your request with a
member of our team who may be able to help you frame your request or
explain more about how ACC holds its information; if this is something you
feel may be helpful please do call us, and we will be happy to assist you.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Anna Buchan

Information Compliance Officer

 

Information Compliance Team | Customer Service | Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 17, 3^rd Floor North, Marischal
College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ
Tel 03000 200 292
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Dear Foi Enquiries,

under 6, I am seeking information on dedicated off road cycle ways which would include the segregated paths you describe (such as the path leading to the Diamond Bridge from the north). Please do no include shared use paths under this heading.

I’m seeking a comparison to my 2014 request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours sincerely,

Debra Storr

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Storr,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-18-0489.

 

Many thanks for your recent clarification of your information request,
which we received on 22 March 2018. 

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 20 April 2018.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad
Information Compliance Officer

Information Compliance Team
Customer Service
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[1][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

 

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Dear Ms Storr,

 

Thank you for your information request of 22 March 2018.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

I am seeking information on dedicated off road cycle ways which would
include the segregated paths you describe (such as the path leading to the
Diamond Bridge from the north).  Don’t include shared use paths under this
heading.  

 

Please see my previous request EIR-14-0566 which I am seeking a comparison
to:

[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

 

Length of roads in your control

a) where mandatory speed limit is 20mph or less

b) where mandatory speed limit is 30mph

c) where mandatory speed limit is over 30mph.

We do not hold on record a complete list of the lengths of road which are
subject to each speed limit. Please see the attached spreadsheet which
lists all roads in Aberdeen, the spreadsheet also includes a list of all
the roads which have a 20mph speed limits, 40mph speed limits and 50mph
speed limits.

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on Length of roads as it is
not held by the Council.  In order to comply with its obligations under
the terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) - Information Not Held - of the EIRs, ACC
hereby gives notice that this information is not held by it.  ACC is
required by Regulation 10(1)(b) of the EIRs to inform you as to why in all
the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining this
exception outweighs the public interest in disclosing this information to
you.  ACC is satisfied that it does not hold this information and
considers that, as there is no information held, the public interest lies
with the exception.

 

Length of pedestrian only footways (pavements)

ACC is unable to provide you with information on length of pedestrian only
footways (pavements) as it is not held by the Council.  There is no
requirement to hold this information.

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on Length of pedestrian only
footways (pavements) as it is not held by the Council.  In order to comply
with its obligations under the terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) - Information
Not Held - of the EIRs, ACC hereby gives notice that this information is
not held by it.  ACC is required by Regulation 10(1)(b) of the EIRs to
inform you as to why in all the circumstances of the case, the public
interest in maintaining this exception outweighs the public interest in
disclosing this information to you.  ACC is satisfied that it does not
hold this information and considers that, as there is no information held,
the public interest lies with the exception.

 

Length of shared cycle/walkers paths

There are approx. 62km of dual use pavements and we have approximately
48km of recreational paths.

 

More information can be found on our Cycle Map at the following link

[2]https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services...

 

Length of advisory (dashed white line) on road cycleway

There is approximately 60km of on-road cycle lane and approximately 9km of
bus/cycle/taxi lane.

 

Length of mandatory (white line) on road cycleway

There is approximately 1km.

 

Length of off road/dedicated cycleway (could be at road edge but level
change or kerb provides protection)

There is approximately 2.5km.

 

Number of on street cycle racks

246  ‘Sheffield’ type cycle stands that can each accommodate 2 pedal
cycles.

 

10 Cycle Hoops that can each accommodate a single pedal cycle.

 

Number of on street car parking spaces.

We do not hold this information as there is no requirement for us to do
so.

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on Number of on street car
parking spaces as it is not held by the Council.  In order to comply with
its obligations under the terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) - Information Not
Held - of the EIRs, ACC hereby gives notice that this information is not
held by it.  ACC is required by Regulation 10(1)(b) of the EIRs to inform
you as to why in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in
maintaining this exception outweighs the public interest in disclosing
this information to you.  ACC is satisfied that it does not hold this
information and considers that, as there is no information held, the
public interest lies with the exception.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), ACC considered that it was exempt from
release through FOISA, and must therefore give you notice that we are
refusing  your request under Section 39(2) of FOISA (Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002).  However, you have a separate right to
access the information which you have requested under Regulation 5 of the
EIRs, under which ACC has handled your request. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under the EIRs.

 

 

Information Compliance Team | Customer Feedback | Customer Experience
Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 17, 3^rd Floor North, Marischal
College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ
Tel 03000 200 292
Email [3][Aberdeen City Council request email]

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