Gritting of cycle paths

Alexander Baxevanis made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

The request was partially successful.

From: Alexander Baxevanis

23 December 2010

Dear Transport for London,

I am writing to request any plans or policies that TfL has got in
place with respect treating cycle paths in case of snow and ice.

By 'treating' I mean gritting, removing snow or anything else
that's necessary to make these cycle paths safer for use in cold
weather.

I am specifically interested in your plans & policies about
segregated cycle paths, including (but not limited to) the parts of
Cycle Superhighway 3 along Cable Street and Cycle Superhighway 7
along Southwark bridge.

Yours faithfully,

Alexander Baxevanis

Link to this

From: FOI
Transport for London

23 December 2010

Our Ref: FOI-0179-1011

Date: 23.12.2010

Dear Mr Baxevanis

Thank you for your e-mail received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23
December 2010 asking for information about the gritting of cycle paths in
case of snow and ice.

Your request will be processed in accordance with TfL's Freedom of
Information Act 2000 procedure and a response will be provided to you by
26 January 2011 in accordance with the Act.

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
feel free to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

Corporate Governance Directorate

General Counsel

Transport for London

[1][TfL request email]

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: FOI
Transport for London

25 January 2011


Attachment Your Right to Appeal.pdf
10K Download View as HTML


Our Ref: FOI-0179-1011

Date: 25.01.2011

Dear Mr Baxevanis

Thank you for your e-mail received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23
December 2010 asking for information about the gritting of cycle paths in
case of snow and ice.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Unfortunately TfL does not hold the information you
have requested.

TfL currently treats cycle routes on the Transport for London Road Network
(TLRN), for which we are responsible, along with the adjacent carriageway
or footway.

Winter treatment of segregated cycle routes is still a matter for
investigation, as traditional treatment with salt is most effective when
`worked' into the surface by foot or vehicle tyres. With narrow bicycle
tyres, it is unlikely that salting would be particularly effective in
preventing the formation of ice or settlement of snow on segregated cycle
routes and a more practicable treatment may need to be identified.

Neither Cable Street nor Southwark Bridge form part of the TLRN, so these
roads are not treated by TfL.

Please accept our apologies that we are unable to assist you on this
occasion, but if you have any further queries with which we can be of
assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response, please read the attached
help-sheet entitled `Your Right to Appeal.'

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

Corporate Governance Directorate

General Counsel

Transport for London

[1][TfL request email]

show quoted sections

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Transport for London only:

Follow this request

There are 2 people following this request

Offensive? Unsuitable?

Requests for personal information and vexatious requests are not considered valid for FOI purposes (read more).

If you believe this request is not suitable, you can report it for attention by the site administrators

Report this request

Act on what you've learnt

Similar requests

More similar requests

Event history details

Are you the owner of any commercial copyright on this page?