Legible London visual design standard

Edward Callow made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

I would like to request a copy of the ‘Legible London Visual Design Standard’ guide. It is referenced in your ‘Legible London System Architecture’ document, version 1, 2010. I believe the guide has a yellow cover, if this helps.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Callow

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Callow

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0785-2021

 

Thank you for your request received on 8 August 2020 asking for a copy of
the Legible London visual design standard.

 

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Dear Mr Callow

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0785-2021

 

Thank you for your request received on 8 August 2020 asking for a copy of
the Legible London visual design standard.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

In accordance with the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply the requested
information as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of
access to information under section 43(2) – prejudice to commercial
interests.

 

In this instance the exemption has been applied as disclosure of the
information you have requested could prejudice our commercial interests.
The manuals have been sold to other transport authorities around the world
to allow them to deliver Legible London in their regions
([1]https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transpor...).
Disclosing the manuals would mean that the revenue obtained from these
sales would no longer be generated.

 

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interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. TfL
recognises the need for openness and transparency by public authorities
but in this instance the public interest in ensuring we are able to
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increasing transparency of our processes.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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