East-West Cycle Superhighway proposals for Hyde Park's North Carriage Drive

Mrs K McYarnington made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Mrs K McYarnington

Dear Transport for London,

I understand that Transport for London's East-West Cycle Superhighway project includes the following proposals for Hyde Park's North Carriage Drive.

From https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling...
"- North Carriage Drive one-way only for eastbound vehicles (except cycles)
- Dedicated cycle track on North Carriage Drive, separated from other traffic by a surface level horse ride
- Provision for cyclist when North Carriage Drive is closed through traffic."

And from https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling...
"- Introduction of raised kerb segregation on North Carriage Drive between the traffic lane/horse track and the cycle track, which allows for a permanent cycle track to be maintained throughout the year, including during events
- Reduction of the northern footway on North Carriage Drive in order to maintain the minimum carriageway width required for event operations. The footway will be a minimum of 2.7m wide"

Could I please request a schedule/programme for work to design and implement the above proposals on North Carriage Drive and any other documents that your authority holds concerning the progress of this work?

Yours faithfully,

Mrs K McYarnington

FOI, Transport for London

 

Dear Mrs McYarnington

 

TfL Ref: 0818-1819

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26
June 2018 asking for a schedule/programme for work to design and implement
the above proposals on North Carriage Drive and any other documents that
TfL holds concerning the progress of this work.

 

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Dear Mrs McYarnington

 

TfL Ref: 0818-1819

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26
June 2018 asking for a schedule/programme for work to design and implement
the above proposals on North Carriage Drive and any other documents that
TfL holds concerning the progress of this work.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy.  I
can confirm we do hold some of the information you require.  You asked:
Could I please request a schedule/programme for work to design and
implement the above proposals on North Carriage Drive and any other
documents that your authority holds concerning the progress of this work?

 

In response to the first part of your request, we do not have a programme
of works yet. TFL and The Royal Parks are working together to agree a
suitable design that meets the needs of cyclists and pedestrians and
accommodates for events logistics within Hyde Park. Once a design is
agreed we will develop a programme of works around the key events within
Hyde Park.  

 

With regard to the second part of your request when you ask for ‘any other
documents that your authority holds concerning the progress of this work’,
unfortunately, to provide the information you have requested would exceed
the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom of Information
(Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

 

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We have estimated that it would significantly exceed the cost limit to
provide a response to your current request. This is because the design has
been in progress since 2015 with more than 10 design options, planning
permission documentation, consultation material, traffic counts and 3
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