Text of certain traffic signs authorisations in Cambridge

Ben Harris made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

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Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a follow-up to my previous request, REF: P0004729.

Could you please send me the text, diagrams, and plans of the following traffic signs authorisations issued to Cambridgeshire County Council and listed on your Web site at <http://www.dft.gov.uk/foi/responses/2008...>.

PART TIME PLATES WITH D951 in CAMBRIDGE- BURLEIGH STREET & FITZROY ST, received 17-May-96, authorised 27-Sep-93 (that's what the spreadsheet says).

PED ZONES in CAMBRIDGE CITY CENTRE, received 15-Dec-93, authorised 12-Jul-94.

WEIGHT, received 05-Feb-93, authorised 09-Dec-93.

BUS LANE in A1307, HUNTINGDON ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, received and authorised February 1998 (dates appear as "TT.02.JJJJ" in spreadsheet).

SPEC DIR - RISING BOLLARDS in BRIDGE STREET, received 02-Oct-98, authorised 11-Jan-99.

RISING BOLLARDS in EMMANUEL STREET, CAMBRIDGE, received 02-Dec-99, authorised 21-Jul-00.

PARKING - BUS AND LOADING in CAMBRIDGE CORE AREA, received 01-Jun-07, authorised 21-Aug-07.

Thanks in advance.

Ben Harris

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A request for clarification of this request turned up in one of my other requests: <http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/tr...>.

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All of the communication about this request, which was entirely successful, seems to have been filed under <http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/tr...>.

Lara Bolch, Department for Transport

Judith1 Tracey Department for Transport

31 December 2008 Dear Mr Harris

Thank you for your email.

I had forgotten about the earlier authorisations; the reason being
that I received a second FOI request which you sent to the FOI
Request Team and, although you had given the reference number 4729,
they had logged it on as a new request. As you had provided a list
of the authorisations that you were interested in, I had assumed
that this was all the information you required and I merged the two
request records together. I do apologise for the misunderstanding
but I hope you can appreciate how this came about.

I have this morning checked our books and have found authorisation
records which start from 12 November 1970 -

The first entry for Cambridge, cycle related, is in 1980 and this
is for cycleway signing Trumpington Road, Huntingdon Road and
Downing Street

In the 1984 book there is an entry for cycle facilities at The Fen,
Causeway, Cambridge

Finally in 1989, the entry reads cycle facility on the A1307/A45
Girton, Cambridgeshrie

Would you like to me to get copies of these for you? I know that
our Archive office is closed until 5 January but I can email them
and they have responded quickly in the past so, if they can locate
the papers, I should be able to send them to you during the week of
12 January. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Judith Tracey Traffic Signs Policy Branch Department for Transport
2/08 Great Minster House 76 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DR

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1 January 2009 Dear Ms Tracey,My Request for Information, REF:
P0004729Thank you for searching your records for me and in
particular for goingback before 1984. The 1980 authorisation sounds
like one I was particularlylooking for, and I hadn't expected it to
be anything like that old.Could you please send me copies of all
three of those authorisations? WhileThe Fen Causeway and Girton
Interchange aren't of immediate interest to me,I'll probably want
them eventually.Yours sincerely,Ben Harris

Link to this | Send follow up Judith1 Tracey Department for
Transport

6 January 2009 Dear Mr Harris

Thanks you for your email. It is my first day in the office this
year hence the slight delay in replying. I will send an email to
our Archive branch and will request all of these early papers and
will send them to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Judith Tracey Traffic Signs Policy Branch Department for Transport
2/08 Great Minster House 76 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DR

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Transport

14 January 2009

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Dear Mr Harris

Please find attached a scanned copy of the authorisations for cycle
facilities that were issued to Cambridge in the 1980's.
Unfortunately, in those days the site plans and sign drawings were
stored separately. They can not now been traced and have probably
been destroyed.

I will send the papers copies of these authorisations to you in the
post today.

Kind regards

Judith Tracey Traffic Signs Policy Branch Department for Transport
2/08 Great Minster House 76 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DR

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14 January 2009 Dear Ms Tracey,

Thank you. The loss of the plans and drawings is unfortunate, but
shouldn't be too much of a problem. I notice that most of the signs
referred to seem to be from standard DoT drawings which are
described in one of the cover notes as "readily available from the
Traffic Engineering Division". The numbers are WBM 287, WBM 287/1,
WBM 294, WBM 619.5, WBM 625.5, WBM 653.1, WBM 654.1, WBM 812.5, and
WBM 812.8. Are any on these drawings still available?

Yours sincerely,

Ben Harris

Link to this | Send follow up Judith1 Tracey Department for
Transport

15 January 2009

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Dar Mr Harris

Thank you for your email. I have checked our files of old working
drawings and have only been able to find one of the drawings that
you have listed, although the number is slightly different which
does imply that the original design was modified in some way.

I have scanned it anyway and have attached it to this email.

Kind regards

Judith Tracey Traffic Signs Policy Branch Department for Transport
2/08 Great Minster House 76 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DR

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Link to this | Reply to this message Ben Harris

15 January 2009 Dear Ms Tracey,

Thank you; that's actually more useful than it looks.

Anyway, I think I've finally run out of questions for you, at least
for the time being. Thank you for all your help.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Harris