Motorcycle Parking Spaces

Pors Tonith made this Freedom of Information request to Westminster City Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Could I please ask the total number of Council provided motorcycle parking spaces available annually from 2004 until the present within Westminster? Could I ask the reason for the difference over each year?

Could I also ask for the details and dates of any legislation brought in by Westminster to disallow motorcycles to park on pavements and common ground?

Lastly, Could I ask for the most recent details for PCN's given to cars, motorcycles and other forms of transport from January 2009?

Many thanks for your hard work in getting these details, it's much appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Pors Tonith

Westminster City Council

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Request Details: Could I please ask the total number of Council provided
motorcycle
parking spaces available annually from 2004 until the present
within Westminster? Could I ask the reason for the difference over
each year?

Could I also ask for the details and dates of any legislation
brought in by Westminster to disallow motorcycles to park on
pavements and common ground?

Lastly, Could I ask for the most recent details for PCN's given to
cars, motorcycles and other forms of transport from January 2009?

Many thanks for your hard work in getting these details, it's much
appreciated.

FOI Reference Number: 4121
Target Completion Date: 19/08/2009

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David Boothroyd left an annotation ()

That weblink in paragraph one - to the page giving the current number of motorcycle spaces in Westminster - is wrong and returns a 404. I think the correct link was supposed to be http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/t... (where 'services' replaces 'parking' in the first subdirectory.

Although that's only a guess. That page does give a number of motorcycle spaces in Westminster but it's only approximate.

MotorCycleParking, Westminster City Council

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Dear MotorCycleParking,

Thanks for that response but the file No AttachName.bmp does not contain any information, perhaps it's corrupted?

I take it that's the file containing all the PCN's from January 2009 for all vehicles?

Yours sincerely,

Pors

Dear Sir or Madam,

Thanks for the addition of the following file:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/15...

Regarding points:

Q1) Can you set out (as requested under the FOIA) the table of charges fior the £750 you are asking for to check manual TMO's back to 2004?

As charges are £750 for 5 years of TMO checks, can I adjust my request so that you go back to 2006 in order to reduce the cost to below the £450 threshold?

Q2) Thanks for your answer but my request was specific to Q1, i.e. what were the reasons for total number of spaces available over the years specified (now reduced to 2006 to date). Not what possible reasons, generally, could there be for totals to change.

Q3) Thank you for your answer and location of details.

Q4) I'm afraid there is no attachment of PCN totals attached since January, Could you resend or attach to this FOI please?

Yours faithfully,

Pors Tonith

Martin J left an annotation ()

My own FOI (4477), related to changes to the number of motorcycle spaces, has just, in essence, been 'rejected' as "information not held", and they suggested I refer to this FOI for similar information.

However, for this FOI, they say they DO have the information, albeit there would be a charge to work through the manual TMOs! This does not seem to be consistent, as the same process could be used to provide the answer to my FOI!? Which is true!?

Additionally, David Boothroyd was right with his earlier annotation about the correction to the link, although it should also be pointed out that the intended page of the WCC website nevertheless shows an INCORRECT number of WCC motorcycle spaces in Car Parks, since as of 1st September 2009, 170 spaces were lost when Cramer Street Car Park (44 spaces) and Leicester Square Car Park (126 spaces) were "sold off", so it should be 883, rather than 1,053 !

Dear Sir or Madam,

This has seemingly been ignored, could you address and advise me of its status please?

Yours faithfully,

Pors Tonith

FOI, Westminster City Council

Dear Mr Tonith,

Thank you for your email below.

I will look into your query and aim to respond within 10 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Tanya Holden
Data Protection & FOI Officer
Knowledge and Information Management
Westminster City Council
101 Orchardson Street
London, NW8 8EA
Tel: 0207 641 6451
Fax: 0207 641 2872
Email: [Westminster City Council request email]
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Dear Mr Tonith,

Please find attached the Council's response to your emails of the 6th
October and 30th November.

<<Response to Internal Review - Tonith FOI 4121.doc>> <<parking offences
by vehicle type (3).xls>>

Yours sincerely,

Tanya Holden
Data Protection & FOI Officer
Knowledge and Information Management
Westminster City Council
101 Orchardson Street
London, NW8 8EA
Tel: 0207 641 6451
Fax: 0207 641 2872
Email: [Westminster City Council request email]
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