Motorbikes in bus lanes research report

The request was successful.

Dear Transport for London,

This newspaper article:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/road...

mentions research done by TfL into the effects of allowing motorbikes in bus lanes.

TfL is quoted:

Just before we went to press, Transport for London responded with the following statement: "When an early draft of this report was put together we found that there were significant methodological issues as well as irregularities in the way data had been collected. This meant the validity of these early results was questionable. Further investigation of the data has now been carried out and the report is due to be published shortly. The Mayor will need to examine the full contents of the report and the trial results before taking a decision."

Please send me a copy of both
(a) the original draft report with the problems as mentioned
(b) the full amended report as provided to the Mayor
(c) a list of correspondence about this research between the Mayor's office and London Assembly members on the one hand, and TfL officers and researchers on the other.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Jackson

Transport for London

Our Ref : 1006140328

Date : 09.03.2010

Mr I Jackson

[FOI #30193 email]

Dear Mr Jackson

Thank you for your request for information dated 05/03/10 which was
received by Transport for London on 05/03/10 concerning draft reports for
motorbikes in bus lanes. This request will be dealt with under the terms
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We aim to deal with your request promptly and provide you with a response
by 02/04/10.

In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to discuss your
request, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Patricia Mitchell

Head of Customer Services, Surface Transport

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Our Ref: 1006140328/CI

Date: 30.03.2010

[FOI #30193 email]

Dear Mr Jackson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London on 5 March 2010.
You have asked for information about the motorcycles in bus lanes research
report. Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information
Act.

Unfortunately we will not be able to resolve your request within the
statutory 20 working day deadline. This is because of the length of time
it is taking to collate the requested information.

We will respond as soon as possible and in any case by 16 April. Please
accept my apologies for this delay and any inconvenience it may cause you.
In the meantime, if you have any queries relating to your request, please
contact Graham Hurt, Correspondence Support Manager - London Streets, at
[1][email address].

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

Patricia Mitchell

Head of Customer Services

Transport for London

Surface Transport Customer Services

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Dear Transport for London,

There surely can be no difficulty "collating the required information" for my first two questions (a) and (b) which were requests for copies of the two versions of the report referred to. So I would appreciate it if you would send both of those to me immediately and in any case within the statutory 20 working day deadline, ie by the 7th of April.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Jackson

Transport for London

 

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Dear Transport for London,

I am disappointed to have had only an auto-ack to my previous message, and that you have not even provided me with even one of the easy-to-provide reports I asked for which surely can't take that long to find.

I have therefore made a complaint to the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Jackson

Transport for London

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Our Ref: 1006140328/SA

Date: 19.04.2010

Mr I Jackson

[FOI #30193 email]

Dear Mr Jackson

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 5
March. You have asked for information about motorcycles in bus lanes. Your
request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to resolve your request within the
given deadline. This is because of the amount of time it has taken to
collate the information requested.

We will respond as soon as possible and in any case by 7 May. Please
accept my apologies for this delay and any inconvenience it may cause you.
In the meantime, if you have any queries relating to your request, please
contact Graham Hurt, Correspondence Support Manager – London Streets via
the above.

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

Yours sincerely

Patricia Mitchell

Head of Customer Services

Transport for London

Surface Transport Customer Services

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Our Ref: 1006140328/GH

Date: 27.05.2010

Dear Mr Jackson

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 5
March 2010. You asked for copies of the draft and final report for the
study on motorcycles in bus lanes referred to in a 2008 Telegraph article,
and for a list of correspondence about this research between the Mayor's
office and London Assembly members and TfL officers and researchers.
Please accept my apologies for the delay in replying to your request.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act and I can confirm that TfL does hold the information you
require. Please find attached:

· A copy of the draft report (September 2007)

· A copy of the final report (January 2008)

· A list of correspondence about the research (Please note that
the Mayor’s office and London Assembly members has been designated
“GLA” and TfL officers and researchers have been designated
“TfL”.)

The Telegraph article of 25 January 2008 that you refer to in your request
and the reports and correspondence attached refer to the original study
conducted on allowing motorcycles in bus lanes. As part of his manifesto
pledge, Mayor Boris Johnson tasked Transport for London to conduct a new
trial of Motorcycles in Bus Lanes, which commenced on 5 January 2009. For
further information on the current trial, please see the following link
on the TfL website:

[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/finesand...

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please contact Graham Hurt - Correspondence
Support Manager - London Streets at [2][email address] .

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

Patricia Mitchell

Head of Customer Services
Transport for London
Surface Transport Customer Services

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Original Text

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To: Customer Services( Buses)
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CC:
Sent: 05.03.10 16:45:02
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - TfL 103859 Due: 02/04/2010

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