FOI request detail

Woodlane to Notting hill Cycle Route

Request ID: FOI-0076-2021
Date published: 13 May 2020

You asked

A)I would like to recieve the latest email communications between hammersmith Council and Transport for London regarding the Woodlane to Nottinghill Cycle Route. B) In particular, on the consultation website it is mentions you are finalising plans. I would like to see the ammended plans. C) Proposed/planned date and timeline of consturction of the route.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-0076-2021/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 16 April 2020 asking for information about the Wood Lane to Notting Hill Cycle Route.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold some of the information you require.

The proposals are a vital part of the Mayor's Transport Strategy, which aims to clean up toxic air and boost Londoners' health by enabling more people to walk, cycle and use public transport. They would also add vital new cycling infrastructure to the area allowing people to travel safely, as part of the Mayor's Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injury on London's transport network.

The process following a public consultation, is to assess the responses received and consider whether changes to the design are possible, while maintaining high quality facilities and ensuring safety.

Potential changes to the consulted design within the Hammersmith and Fulham boundary were identified and discussed in meetings with LB Hammersmith and Fulham officers. Alongside this, potential changes have also been discussed with internal TfL colleagues. Any proposed changes that are agreed to be worth considering further are then incorporated and a further traffic assessment is undertaken to ascertain whether the revised design proposals fit with the efficient management of the road network.

At this stage any potential changes are still in a draft feasibility stage and there are no final designs for release.

Timescales will be reviewed and are very likely to change due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The previous provisional planned timescales were for LB Hammersmith & Fulham to commence detailed design from autumn 2020 lasting around six months. Construction would have been expected to follow starting in Spring 2021. These dates would have been subject to internal approvals from both the Council and TfL, and will be subject to review once TfL’s investment programme is reset as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

Please find attached the emails/minutes of meetings with LB Hammersmith and Fulham officers between October 2019 and February 2020, which are the record of discussions held about the scheme. Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

As you may be aware, there is more uncertainty around the scheme within RB Kensington and Chelsea.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please note, the Government has announced a series of measures to tackle the coronavirus. It is essential for London, that we continue to provide a safe transport network for essential journeys.

In current circumstances, we are not able to answer FOI requests readily and we ask that you please do not make a request to us at present.

Answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. In any event, please note that our response time will be affected by the current situation.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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