Dear Olympic Delivery Authority,

I refer to the article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-... and in particular the removal of pedestrian crossings and changes to traffic lights in order to speed up junk food merchants and dodgy "sporting" officials travelling along Zil lanes.

Please provide copies of the pedestrian impact assessments carried out for these changes. Pedestrian crossings/refuges and pedestrian phases in traffic lights are provided to improve the safety of pedestrians. Removing/reducing them will therefore reduce pedestrian safety.

If you fail to provide copies of the assessments then the only possible conclusion is that you, or your agents TfL, have failed to consider pedestrian safety with regard to Zil lanes.

Please note that "replies" which involve attachments in proprietary file formats are not acceptable. A reply which is not in plain text format will be deemed to be a refusal to answer. It may well be that the assessments cannot easily be rendered in plain text, in which case Acrobat would be an acceptable format.

Yours faithfully,

David Hansen

Information Officer, Olympic Delivery Authority

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Dear Mr Hansen,

Thank you for your request for information. Your request has been logged
and has been allocated for a response to be prepared. We aim to respond
to all requests made under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
within 20 business days from the date of receipt, however if we are unable
to respond within that period or if we require clarification we will make
contact with you.

For all future contact with us in respect of this enquiry, please quote
the following reference number RFI00537.

Yours sincerely,

Information Officer

Legal Department

Olympic Delivery Authority

23^rd Floor, One Churchill Place

London E14 5LN

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Dear Information Officer,

"We aim to respond to all requests made under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004"

My enquiry was not made under these regulations. Pedestrians are not the environment they are people, though I accept that your organisation may be institutionally incapable of understanding that fact.

Yours sincerely,

David Hansen

Information Officer, Olympic Delivery Authority

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Dear Mr Hansen,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 31st August 2011.

We believe that the request you have submitted is for access to
environmental information held by the ODA and falls within the definition
of environmental information as set out in Regulation 2(1) of the
Environmental Information Regulations (EIR's).

This definition refers to the state of the elements and factors affecting
or likely to affect these elements and includes under Regulation 2(1)(f)
the state of human health and safety.

ICO guidance states that the definitions provided under Regulation 2(1)
are illustrative and not exhaustive. We have been advised by the ICO that
the majority of the information held by the ODA is likely to fall within
the EIR's due to the nature of the construction project to develop and
build the new venues and infrastructure for the Game.

You can view the regulations in full at the following website:

[1]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2004/...

Yours sincerely,

Information Officer

Legal Department

Olympic Delivery Authority

23rd Floor, One Churchill Place

London E14 5LN

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Dear Information Officer who is too arrogant to give their name,

"We believe"

I am not particularly bothered what the beliefs of people too arrogant to give their name are. Beliefs are personal things which should remain personal.

"We have been advised by the ICO that the majority of the information held by the ODA is likely to fall within the EIR's"

Neither am I particularly bothered what general advice the Information Commissioner's Office has given. This is an enquiry about specific written information which you either have or you don't have. As such it falls firmly under FoI.

Yours sincerely,

David Hansen

Information Officer, Olympic Delivery Authority

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Dear Mr Hansen,

Thank you for your request for information under the Environmental
Information Regulations, please find attached our response to your
request.

Should you have any difficulty in opening the attachment, please do not
hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

 

Information Officer

Legal Department

 

Olympic Delivery Authority

23^rd Floor, One Churchill Place

London E14 5LN

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The information officer too arrogant to give their name's reply was, as you can see, not in easy to access plain text form, so here it is in readable form.

Our ref: RF100537
Your ref: Mr David Hansen
Mr D Hansen
E-mailed to: request-84465-
40711 f05@whatdotheyknow. corn
27th September 2011

Dear Mr Hansen

We refer to your request dated 30th August 2011 requesting the following information:

I refer to the article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-... 18/Traffic-Iiqhts-turn-qreen-Olympic-chiefs-ordinary-drivers-forced-bus-lanes.html and in particular the removal of pedestrian crossings and changes to traffic lights in order to speed up junk food merchants and dodgy “sporting” officials travelling along Zil lanes.

Please provide copies of the pedestrian impact assessments carried out for these changes. Pedestrian crossings/refuges and pedestrian phases in traffic lights are provided to improve the safety of pedestrians. Removing/reducing them will therefore reduce pedestrian safety.

If you fall to provide copies of the assessments then the only possible conclusion is that you, or your agents TfL, have failed to consider pedestrian department for safety with regard to Zil lanes.

We can confirm that we do not hold information of the description specified in your request. We are therefore unable to provide you with the information you require.

The ODA has not carried out any pedestrian impact assessments in relation to the changes you refer to in your request. Transport for London (TfL) is responsible for carrying out the appropriate road safety traffic assessment for all aspects of the Olympic Route Network Therefore TfL will be able to assist you with your request.

If you wish to re-direct your request to TfL you may contact them in writing either via email at foi@tfl.gov.uk or by writing to:
FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London
Floor 5, Windsor House
London
SW1H OTL

We hope this is of assistance. Under Regulation 11 you may make representations to the ODA if it appears to you that the ODA has failed to comply with a requirement of Environmental Information Regulations in relation to this request. Representations must be made in writing to the ODA no later than 40 working days after the date on which you believe that the ODA has failed to comply. You should write to the Information Officer, Olympic Delivery Authority, One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LN. If you do wish to complain, it would assist the review process if you are able to state the grounds for your complaint and to identify any relevant factors you wish to be taken into account. The ODA shall on receipt of the representations consider them and any supporting evidence produced by you, and decide if it has complied with the requirement. The ODA shall notify you of its decision as soon as possible and no later than 40 working days after the date of receipt of the representations.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner will not make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaint procedure provided by the ODA. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. You have the right to appeal to the Information Tribunal if you are not satisfied with a decision of the Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely

Information Officer
Olympic Delivery Authority

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