Request ID: FOI-2647-2223 Date published: 10 February 2023
Please can you confirm that you are measuring the number of cycle journeys in Chiswick using the S62 camera, count-line 22096 (C9 east and westbound - on the west side of the junction with Annandale Road).
Please can you confirm the total count (24 hours a day) in the 12 months to 30 September 2022 and hence (dividing it by 365) the average number of cycle journeys on C9 per day over that period.
Please do not send a spreadsheet of data but simply provide 2 numbers, the total count and tthe average per day.
TfL Ref: FOI-2647-2223
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 18th January 2023 asking for information about the number of cycle journeys in Chiswick on C9.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.
I can confirm that we hold the information you require. Your questions are answered in turn below:
Question 1: Please can you confirm that you are measuring the number of cycle journeys in Chiswick using the S62 camera, count-line 22096 (C9 east and westbound - on the west side of the junction with Annandale Road).
Answer: I can confirm that we are currently using S62 camera count-line 22096 to count cyclists at this location.
Question 2: Please can you confirm the total count (24 hours a day) in the 12 months to 30 September 2022 and hence (dividing it by 365) the average number of cycle journeys on C9 per day over that period.
Answer: While we hold the raw data to answer this question, the answer is not held in a readily available format. Rather, colleagues would have to spend time extracting the data and calculating the answer. Given that we plan to publish such data in the coming months it is exempt from disclosure at the current time under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act, the exemption that can apply where information is “intended for future publication”.
Section 22 is a ‘qualified’ exemption, meaning we have to assess whether the public interest in applying the exemption outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure. We appreciate the need for openness and transparency in the running of our business, and the fact that you have requested the information is in itself an argument in favour of immediate release. However, as mentioned above, we do not believe this is the most efficient use of limited staff resource, with the responsible team currently pulling together this data for other purposes with an intention to publish at a future date and to an agreed plan. Furthermore, we do not believe releasing the information now will help public understanding, as for the majority of the timeframe specified in your request there has been construction ongoing with closures of the cycle lane. In this instance, therefore, we consider that the public interest favours the publication of this information in context and according to the pre-determined schedule.
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David Wells FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London