The Drive- Brighton and Hove

Mark made this Freedom of Information request to Brighton and Hove City Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Brighton & Hove Council,

Please can you tell me the dates that the cycle lane was built. From the time it was started until the time it was completed and signed off on the stretch of road known as the
The Drive, Brighton, Brighton and Hove and how much it cost to build.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Mark Locke

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

Thank you for your request for information and I confirm we shall respond as quickly as possible but not later than 25 March 2011.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Officer
Brighton & Hove City Council

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Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

At the Full Council meeting on Thursday 3 March 2011 a decision was taken not to progress with the removal of the cycle lanes. Under these circumstances do you wish to progress with your FOI request regarding cycle lanes. ? I should be grateful to receive notification of your decision.

Thank you.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Officer
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636

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Wendy Kassamani, Brighton and Hove City Council

At the Full Council meeting on Thursday 3 March 2011 a decision was taken not to progress with the removal of the cycle lanes. Under these circumstances do you wish to progress with your FOI request regarding cycle lanes. ? I should be grateful to receive notification of your decision.

Thank you.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Officer
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636

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Christopher Boocock left an annotation ()

13 March 2011

Hi Mark - I am also interested in the information you have requested. Please could you confirm your request to BHCC to save me making the same request?

Thank you.

Christopher Boocock

Mark left an annotation ()

Dear Chris

I received information regarding
how many accidents involving cyclists have
occurred on the stretch of road known as
The Drive, Brighton BN3 in the last 5- 10 years
from Sussex Police they were very helpful.

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

I have asked Wendy Kassamani to withdraw my request for information regarding the costing of the Drive since at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 3 March 2011 a decision was taken not to progress with the removal of the cycle lanes.
HOORAY

But please absolutely feel free to pursue your own inquiry if needed

yours

Mark Locke

Dear Wendy Kassamani,

I am pleased that "at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 3 March 2011 a decision was taken not to progress with the removal of the cycle lanes." Hopefully the money can be used elsewhere.

Under those circumstances I feel that there is no need to progress with the FOI question and I release you from your obligation of providing me with the information I requested at this time.

Many thanks for your time

Yours sincerely,

Mark

Christopher Boocock left an annotation ()

Thanks Mark for the pointer to the Police figures.

It's a shame you withdrew your request on costs as this means any new request will take a further maximum 4 working weeks. As I understand it this issue has not gone away and there are plans for it to be debated at full Council on the 24th March, hence any and all factual information is valuable. If you reconsider it may be that you can still progress your request as today is Sunday and, as I understand it, FOI regs relate to working days.

I should also add I think it is irregular that an Authority should suggest that an applicant confirm or withdraw their request for information. I need to check this with the Information Commissioner's Office - I'll let you know what I find out.

Kind regards and safe cycling!
Christopher Boocock

Dear Wendy Kassamani,

It appears I was rather hasty in releasing you from your obligation in providing me information on the cost as to the cycle lanes in the Drive.
I have been told that even though there was an overwhelming vote to not remove the cycle lanes the matter is still being debated. Indeed, I believe that another meeting scheduled for 24th March 2011.
With this in mind the information I requested seems quite pertinent.
So I would like you to progress with my original request for information

Apologies for the inconvenience

Yours sincerely,

Mark

14 March 2011

Dear Wendy Kassamani,

It appears I was rather hasty in releasing you from your obligation
in providing me information on the cost as to the cycle lanes in
the Drive.
I have been told that even though there was an overwhelming vote to
not remove the cycle lanes the matter is still being debated.
Indeed, I believe that another meeting scheduled for 24th March
2011.
With this in mind the information I requested seems quite
pertinent.
So I would like you to progress with my original request for
information

Apologies for the inconvenience

Yours sincerely,

Mark

Christopher Boocock left an annotation ()

Hi Mark - for your information I have just requested an update on the status of my FOI requests:
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22 March 2011

Dear Brighton & Hove Council,

Please can you update me on the progress of my FOI request.

The Drive cycle lanes will be discussed Thursday 24 March 2011 in full Council so it would be appreciated if I could have the information I requested by the end of the day 23 March 2011.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Boocock
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Details of the Council meeting and Agenda item 84c are here:

http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/ieLi...

Kind regards
Chris

Wendy Kassamani, Brighton and Hove City Council

Regarding your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000: Ref: foi/155/11

"Please can you tell me how many accidents involving cyclists have

occurred on the stretch of road known as the Drive

The Drive, Brighton in the last 5- 10 years"

Please find set out below the information in response to the above
request:

"There were 9 recorded Personal Injury Collisions involving cyclists along
The Drive during the 5 year period 2005 - 2009. Data for the period
before this has not been approved for use by the Department for Transport
and is therefore not available. "

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