Magdalen Road Earlsfield safety audit and other correspondence

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Dear Transport for London,

Please can you confirm what safety audits, reports, other papers and material, and correspondence (paper or electronic) you hold for the recent Magdalen Road (Earlsfield) quietway treatment you funded and which was carried out by Wandsworth Borough Council.

Please can you provide a copy of any reports etc and a summary of the correspondence for the past 24 months.

Yours faithfully,

David Knight

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Knight

TfL Ref: 2181-1819

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19 November 2018.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

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In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
Information Governance
Transport For London

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Knight

 

TfL Ref: 2181-1819

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
November 2018 asking for information about the Quietways cycle route in
Magdalen Road Earlsfield, south west London.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy.
You asked for the following:

 

Please can you confirm what safety audits, reports, other papers and
material, and correspondence (paper or electronic) you hold for the recent
Magdalen Road (Earlsfield) quietway treatment you funded and which was
carried out by Wandsworth Borough Council.

 

Please can you provide a copy of any reports etc and a summary of the
correspondence for the past 24 months.

 

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. Emails relating to this
subject are not held in a single repository. Therefore the only way to
obtain them would be to conduct a remote search of all emails held on
TfL’s servers that contain the keyword “Magdalen Road” and then manually
review the results. However, such a broad search produces thousands of
individual emails because of the generic nature of the search terms and so
to locate, retrieve and collate those that are relevant would exceed the
cost limit.

 

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request if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold the
information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other
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Yours sincerely

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

Information Governance

Transport For London

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response. In order to expedite my request I will limit it just to providing a copy of the safety audit carried out in 2018 for the Magdalen Road, Earlsfield Quietway 4 scheme. Unfortunately I do not know the exact date on which the audit took place nor when it would have been written up. I presume that the audit was carried out by external contractors and that it would have been shared with Wandsworth BC highways department. I do not see why this part of the request should entail a search of email systems.

If it is also possible to identify any correspondence between yourselves and Wandsworth BC in matters concerning the audit report, please provide an electronic copy.

Yours sincerely,

David Knight

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Knight

TfL Ref: 2405-1819

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 11 December 2018. Please accept my apologies for not getting back to you sooner.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

Your request will be processed by TfL, the Greater London Authority and its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

A response will be sent to you by 14 January 2019. We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
Information Governance
Transport For London

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Dear FOI,

Please can you explain why you have reset the clock on this request. I have clarified my request so should be under the same time limit as the original.

Yours sincerely,

David Knight

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Knight

 

TfL Ref: 2405-1819

 

Thank you for your email received by us on 11 December 2018 asking for a
copy of the safety audit implemented in 2018 for the Magdalen Road,
Earlsfield Quietway 4 cycle scheme and related correspondence between
Transport for London (TfL) and the London Borough of Wandsworth following
your previous request for information (reference 2181-1819).

 

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

 

Please find attached copies of the requested safety audits and associated
correspondence. Due to the size of the attachments it is necessary to send
them in more than one email.

 

In accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data Protection Legislation,
some personal information has been withheld, as required by section 40(2)
of the Freedom of Information Act. This is because disclosure of this
personal data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first
principle which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and
lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when
the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not
satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.
This is an absolute exemption and therefore not subject to a public
interest test

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

Information Governance

Transport For London

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Knight

 

TfL Ref: 2405-1819

 

Further to my previous email in response to your Freedom of Information
request, please find attached the remainder of the correspondence.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

Information Governance

Transport For London

 

 

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