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Request for documentation relating to decisions made by LBE and/or Cycle Enfield officers and councillors concerning the Bury Street West/Church Street junction.

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Dear Enfield Council,

These requests relate to the proposals for changes to the road layout shown in the consultation QUIETWAY 18 - SECTION A A105 TO SALMONS BROOK, GENERAL ARRANGEMENT
SHEET 1 OF 3 drawing no: Q18-2017-196-100-01(previously available online at the Cycle Enfield website).
After an FOI request to LBE the following facts emerged about this junction.

1 - A formal safety audit was not carried out regarding “safety critical” deliveries of LPG and the possibility of collisions on Church Street due to the altered geometry of the junction.
2 - No specific survey of delivery, waste collection or HGV movements was undertaken.
3 – However, swept path analysis was undertaken prior to the final design that was presented for consultation.
4- These swept path drawings released showed a range of large vehicles (LFB Pump, Refuse Vehicle and a Pantechnicon) using this junction.
5 - All left turns out of Bury Street West showed that these vehicles would track into the paths of vehicles traveling North on Church Street.
6 - The only left turn into Bury Street West was by an LFB Pump which had to track across two lanes of oncoming traffic, practically hitting the kerb opposite just to be able to enter the junction.
7 - Omitted from these swept path drawings were left turns into Bury Street West by Refuse Vehicles, Pantechnicons and articulated vehicles. My own research showed that a 50 foot articulated vehicle would have to cross two opposing lanes and mount the pavement opposite to achieve a left turn out of Bury Street West.

Will you please provide copies of all meeting notes, emails and/or other documentation relating to the decisions made by LBE and/or Cycle Enfield officers and councillors:

a) not to carry out a safety audit for the proposed redesigned junction;
b) not to carry out a survey of delivery, waste collection or HGV movements; and
c) not to use the evidence produced by their own swept path drawings but rather, instead, to produce designs that their analyses had demonstrated to be extremely dangerous.

If no documentation is available relating to this series of decisions will you please provide a narrative account of the meetings at which these decisions were taken along with a list of the parties present at those meetings and the persons responsible for these decisions.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Turner

complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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Stuart Miller, Enfield Council

Dear Mr Turner,

Thank you for your enquiry containing a Freedom of Information request on Quietway 18.

London Cycling Design Standards state that in the case of

'Tracking large vehicle movements
As part of the design process, swept path analysis should be used to track the paths of larger vehicles around corners (Manual for Streets, 6.3.13). It is usually acceptable for large vehicles to enter the opposing general traffic lane or adjacent with-flow lane in order to turn, provided there are no physical constraints to them doing so. There may need to be some local strengthening of the footway to allow for larger vehicles occasionally overrunning, although this is not generally desirable because of its impact on pedestrian safety and comfort. It is important not to design geometry solely based on occasional use by large vehicles, such as refuse or removal trucks. In all instances, the designer should take into account the individual site characteristics when choosing the appropriate corner radii. Provided drivers can make the turn within the overall road space available, it is rarely necessary to design so that they can do so while remaining entirely in a single nearside lane.
In most circumstances, the safety benefits to cyclists of tighter geometry and the slowing of motorised vehicle turning movements outweigh risks to cyclists that exist in relation to larger vehicles moving out to the centre of the carriageway or a different traffic lane to make a left turn.'

In this instance the guidance above was followed consequently we do not hold any of the documents you refer to below;

“all meeting notes, emails and/or other documentation relating to the decisions made by LBE and/or Cycle Enfield officers and councillors:

a) not to carry out a safety audit for the proposed redesigned junction;
b) not to carry out a survey of delivery, waste collection or HGV movements; and
c) not to use the evidence produced by their own swept path drawings but rather, instead, to produce designs that their analyses had demonstrated to be extremely dangerous.”

We also do not hold a documented narrative account as requested.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Complaints and Access to Information Team Email – [Enfield Council request email]

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Miller | Cycle Enfield Community Relations Officer | 020 8379 4758 | [email address]| Planning, Highways and Transportation | Environment Department | Enfield Council

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