FOI request detail

Risk assessments for Cycle Highway 9

Request ID: FOI-1560-2021
Date published: 25 November 2020

You asked

I should like a full copy of any and all risk assessments carried out for the Temporary Cycle Highway 9 running through Chiswick High Road, London W4, including specifically, but not exclusively, those related to the location of a public bus stop in the middle of the road.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-1560-2021

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 6 November 2020, asking for a Risk Assessment for Cycle Highway 9.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. Unfortunately, we do not hold the information you have requested.

Whilst we do not hold a Risk Assessment, we do have Road Safety Audits (RSAs) which we carry out on the design. Please find copies attached.

The RSAs for the London Streetspace Programme works were undertaken in accordance with a revised ‘RSA lite’ process which is also attached (please refer to “TLRN Recovery and Restart, TfL Engineering - Road Safety Assurance of Designs”). This was developed due to the Coronavirus travel restrictions and tight programme timescales. As such, physical site visits were not undertaken, instead the Auditor used online mapping and the audits were carried out only by one person. Stage 3 (post-construction) RSAs were not routinely undertaken unless specifically requested due to issues identified on site.

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’.

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.

I would also like to refer you to a guidance note on bus stop bypasses which you may find helpful, available on the TfL website here.

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Yours sincerely

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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