Official Meetings with Cyclist and Pedestrian Bus Collision KSIs since April 2008

The request was refused by Transport for London.

Dear Transport for London,

Recent FOIA information released by TfL resulted in a report produced by GLA Conservatives entitled "Clear Road Ahead: Bus Collisions and the Need for Transparency.”

The reported cited a figure of 1889 fatalities or serious injuries (KSIs) resulting from collisions involving TfL buses since April 2008.

Considering the figure of 1889 KSIs since April 2008,

How many families of cyclists or pedestrians killed in collisions with TfL buses since April 2008 have TfL Directors or Managers personally met with in an official capacity to discuss the collision which resulted in a fatality?

How many individual cyclists or pedestrians seriously-injured in collisions with TfL buses since April 2008 have TfL Directors or Managers personally met with in an official capacity to discuss the collision which resulted in the serious injury?

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our ref:  FOI-1546-1314

 

Thank you for your email received on 21 November 2013 asking for
information about meetings with Cyclist and Pedestrian Bus Collision KSIs
since April 2008.

 

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

 

A response will be provided to you by 19 December 2013.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Kearney

Our ref: FOI-1546-1314

Thank you for your email of 21 November 2013 asking for information about meetings between families of cyclists or pedestrians and TfL Directors and Managers.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

I can confirm TfL Directors and Senior Managers have met with the families of cyclists and pedestrians who have been killed or seriously injured, as well as cyclists that have been seriously injured. However, this information and records of the meeting times and dates is held in the diaries of each Director and Senior Manager, and as such it would take a significant amount of time to go through these records.

To provide you with the numbers of any relevant meetings would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. Under Section 12 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to comply with a request if we estimate that the cost of locating and retrieving it and extracting it from other information would exceed the appropriate limit. This is calculated at £25 per hour for every hour spent on the activities described. The Fees Regulations state that requests received within 60 consecutive working days can be aggregated where there is an overarching theme or common thread running between the requests in terms of the nature of the information that has been requested.

In this instance in refusing the request we have taken into account the five requests made between 3rd September and 21 November 2013.

Future requests may be aggregated with similar requests received in the preceding 60 consecutive working days for the purpose of calculating whether the cost of providing the requested information exceeds the appropriate limit.

In addition to meeting with cyclists and pedestrians, or their families we also engage with a number of external groups, such as Roadpeace, the national charity for road crash victims. As we have detailed in previous replies to you, and when you have met with our representatives, TfL is fully committed to improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists and reducing the number of deaths and injuries involving London buses.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London
Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL
[TfL request email]

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