Transport Direct Cycle Journey Planner

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From: Richard Taylor

7 March 2010

Dear Department for Transport,

This is a freedom of information act request for information
relating to the new "Find a cycle route" feature on the Transport
Direct website:

http://www.transportdirect.info

I am seeking the release of the following information:

1. A breakdown of the money i) allocated for and ii) spent on this
new feature; broken down both by source of funding (public and
private) and by project component (data collection, software
development, marketing etc.).

2. Details of arrangements to release cycling data collected at
public expense. If the data is to be released under an open
licence, could you please specify which licence, and/or supply a
copy. I am specifically seeking information related to any claims
the Ordnance Survey has over the cycling data collected; and if
such claims exist I would like to request details of if and under
what terms, and what prices, the data will be made available to
Ordnance Survey customers.

3. The number of successfully-planned cycle journeys since the
launch of the feature.

4. The number of instances of user feedback on the cycle journey
planner since its launch.

5. The cost to a Local Authority for adding their area to the
planner, including data collection costs. If the cost is variable,
eg. dependent on the size of the authority, I would like the
formula for calculating the cost to be released.

6. Copies of agendas, minutes and papers relating to the meetings
the project boards / working parties (or similar bodies) which have
been involved in planning and/or oversight of the project.

For the avoidance of doubt, the requests for amounts of money are
not requests for contractual details or names of companies
involved, nor sums paid to individual contractors.

As a major funder of the Transport Direct project I expect the
Department of Transport will hold the requested information. If any
of information is not held by the department but is held by
"Transport Direct" I would like to request that the department
assist me (in accordance with S.16 of the FOIA) either by obtaining
the information for me on my behalf, or passing my request on to
the appropriate contact there. I understand Transport Direct is
considered a "UK Government programme" which comes under the
Department of Transport.

If elements of this request can satisfied sooner than others,
please release the available information as soon as possible and
then follow-up with respect to the remainder.

If the precise information sought is not held I would like to
request you advise me as to what related information is available
and supply me with that.

Could you please acknowledge my request on receipt.

Regards,

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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From: Ivan Pocock
Department for Transport

8 March 2010

Dear Mr Taylor,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which has been allocated the above reference number. A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Ivan Pocock
Department for Transport
Information Rights Unit
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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From: Mike Gibson
Department for Transport

1 April 2010


Attachment 100308 FOI response.pdf
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Attachment Cycling project papers.zip
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Attachment Cycling Programme papers.zip
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Dear Mr Taylor

Thank you for your interest in the 'find a cycle route' feature on Transport Direct. A full response to your questions is attached.

Yours sincerely

Mike Gibson

Transport Direct

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Richard Taylor left an annotation ( 7 April 2010)

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/12/...
BikeRadar.com: http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/mi...

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