Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,
I am looking into finding out about the location of pedestrian crossings in Newcastle upon Tyne Council. Please could you provide me with the following:
1) A list of all the different pedestrian crossings within Newcastle upon Tyne Council boundaries. Including the location of all formal crossings: Zebra, Toucan, Pegasus, Staggered Pelican/Puffin and Toucan crossings.
2) Information on the type of tactile paving used at each site.
3) A list of all lowered kerbs in the Newcastle upon Tyne Council district. Showing the location of each and paying particular attention to the ones intended for use as pedestrian crossing points.
4) The above would ideally include the use of the Geocoordinate system information of each site, but also the street name and location.
The information will be used to provide a complete map of the District to aid in the navigation of Newcastle upon Tyne Council for people with limited mobility or requiring the use of a wheelchair.
Dear Evan Howle
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 17 November
We can confirm we do hold some of the information you have asked for.
Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not oblige a public
authority to comply with a request for information if the authority
estimates that the cost of complying with the request exceeds the
appropriate limit of £450, (based on 18 hours of work at the nominal
charge of £25 per hour).
The information relating to pedestrian crossings asset data and dropped
kerbs is held on individual project files and with over 4,000 individual
streets in Newcastle we anticipate that the gathering of this information
would excessively exceed this limit, therefore we will not continue with
this request in compliance with Section 12(1).
We would be able to provide the locations of controlled pedestrian
crossing facilities on a given date. Please advise if you require this
information or whether you would like to redefine your questions. We will
then treat any reformulated request we receive as a fresh FOI request.
If you are unhappy with our response to your request you can ask for an
internal review of our decision. Please send details of your request for
review to the following address:
Information Governance Coordinator
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 277 7666
Email: [Newcastle upon Tyne City Council request email]
If you are still unhappy with how we have handled your request following
our internal review you can complain to the Information Commissioner.
Contact details are as follows:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Phone: 0303 123 1113
Email: [email address]
Highway Maintenance and Operations
Transport, Place Directorate
Newcastle City Council • Website http://www.newcastle.gov.uk
Stratford House • Phone 0191 211 5917 • Ext 25917
Newington Road • [mobile number]
Newcastle upon Tyne • Fax 0191 211 5909
NE2 1PX • e-mail [email address]
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