F/on from FOI-0256/7/8/9 & FOI-0260/1/2/3/4/5
Request ID: FOI-0531-1718
Date published: 20 September 2017
To refine my requests as you suggested:
Please could you for now respond to the requests relating to
- the agendas, minutes and papers of the Healthy Streets Portfolio Board;
- the promotional and marketing activity for the EW and NS superhighways;
- Quietway 2;
- the Central London Grid.
Our ref: FOI-0531-1718/GH
Thank you for your refined request received on 31 May 2017 asking for information about cycling. I am sorry for the delay in replying.
Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.
Please see the zip file attached.
Please note that some commercial information has been redacted under regulation 12(5)(e). In this instance the exception has been applied as disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice our commercial interests. Disclosure of commercial and pricing information could hinder TfL’s ability to negotiate the best value for money for similar services in the future.
The use of this exception is subject to an assessment of the public interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. We recognise the need for openness and transparency by public authorities, particularly where the expenditure of public money is concerned, but in this instance the public interest in ensuring that we are able to obtain the best value for public money outweighs the general public interest in increasing transparency of our processes.
Further information has been redacted under regulation 12(4)(d) which relates to material which is still in the course of completion, unfinished documents or incomplete data. Some of the requested information includes details of the early development of schemes that are still being designed and developed. Future consultation on schemes that are currently in these earlier development stages will involve the release of background information to enable the public to participate in decision making. However, the release of information relating to the early stages of these schemes before the consultation period would prejudice our ability to develop, challenge and refine proposals internally before discussing them with stakeholders and submitting them to public scrutiny. Disclosure would therefore be prejudicial to our ability to bring the process to its proper conclusion.
Disclosure of the withheld material could also result in putting incomplete and thus misleading information into the public domain. Release of incomplete, and thus potentially misleading, information will not help to inform public debate and, until further work is carried out, it will be difficult for TfL to provide adequate responses to misunderstandings that would be likely to arise from the release
Other redacted information consists of out of date or inaccurate information that has since been superseded. The final information is now published at http://content.tfl.gov.uk/10-healthy-streets.pdf
This exception is also subject to a public interest test, which requires us to assess whether the public interest in applying the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure. In this instance, it is considered that because of the limited public interest in the release of incomplete information, and the expectation that there will be a consultation period before schemes are taken forward, the public interest favours application of the exception at this time.
Personal details such as names, email addresses and direct telephone numbers have also been redacted under regulation 13 of the Environmental Information Regulations.
Promotional and marketing activity for the EW and NS superhighways
In May 2016, the sectional openings of North-South Superhighway (CS6) between Elephant and Castle and Stonecutter Street, and the East-West Superhighway (CS3) between Tower Hill and Parliament Square were announced.
A press launch was held on CS3 on 6 May, and this was supported by press ads in Metro and the Evening Standard, face-to-face teams along distributing leaflets, local leaflet door drops and geo-targeted customer emails and digital advertising. The total marketing spend for the launch activities for both routes was £200,000, of which:
£14,116.57 was spent on press advertising
£43,505 was spent on digital on line advertising (for CS6 only)
£9,583.52 was spent on geo-targeted emails
£11,147.85 was spent on below-the-line marketing including door drops and face-to-face activity
The remainder of the budget was spent on developing and producing the marketing materials, including agency fees.
There has been no further paid-for support for CS3 and CS6 since these sectional launches in May 2016.
- Please could you state the total budget for the cycle route Quietway 2, including sums allocated to boroughs, Sustrans or any other delivery partners.
- Please could you state how much has been spent to date on this scheme.
- Spend to date: £2,480,384
- Please could you list the nature, location and cost of each new physical intervention delivered, or planned to be delivered, as part of this scheme, stating whether each is complete, in progress or has yet to start construction.
- Please could you state the cost of non-construction elements of the scheme (e.g. consultation, central costs, staff costs, delivery agent’s costs, etc.)
- 15% of the total route budget is allocated to non-construction elements, such as staff costs incurred against scheme design and the production of consultation materials.
- TfL staff costs are recorded against the overall Quietways Programme and not to specific routes. We are unable to report on TfL staff costs directly related to Quietway 2.
- The Quietways Delivery Agent costs in relation to Quietway 2 are: £69,020.
The Central London Grid.
Please find attached a list of all Grid borough schemes complete or on site. This now totals 47.82km.
The Central London Grid will be a network of Quietways and Cycle Superhighways which will - when completed - make up 100km of safer cycle routes. 85km will be Quietways routes on borough roads and 15km will be Cycle Superhighways routes delivered by TfL.
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.
If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London
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