Our Ref: FOI-1003-1718
Thank you for your request received on 28 July 2107 asking for information about the A105 Cycle Lane Scheme.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we hold some of the information you require.
I have been informed by the London Borough of Enfield that you have been carrying out ongoing safety audits on the A105 Cycle Lane Scheme since its design stage. And that these audits involve a number of professional from a number of disciplines who are considering the needs of all road users (drivers, cyclists and pedestrians).
Please can I see the dates and sites along the A105 where these audits have been carried out and any future dates planned.
Please can I also see a list of the professional and their qualifications who are involved in these audits.
The audits are published on Cycle Enfield’s website and show the locations and dates that you have requested:
In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, TfL is not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.
By way of background, TfL’s Road Safety Audit team operates independently from the designer (in this case the London Borough (LB) Enfield) and other business areas within TfL. TfL’s Road Safety Audit team was commissioned to undertake the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Road Safety Audits by LB Enfield. In this case, their role was to offer an opinion on the design proposed by LB Enfield. Road Safety Audits are one part of the design process and it is up to the designer to assess the issues raised alongside other design considerations and determine a balanced and appropriate course of action.
The personal details and qualifications of those working in TfL’s Road Safety Audit team is considered Privileged personal information and not something that we would share publically through an FOI.
In accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) we are not disclosing the qualifications of those working in TfL’s Road Safety Audit team as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the DPA, specifically the first principle of the DPA 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 of Schedule 2 of the Data Protection Act which would make the processing ‘fair’.
This exemption to the right of access to information is an absolute exemption and not subject to an assessment of whether the public interest favours use of the exemption.
If you would like further information on TfL’s Road Safety Audit process, a copy of our Procedure is available on TfL’s website:
If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London