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Wall of Death – Hampshire

Hard-segregated cycle lane proposal for Cambridge

An example of a proposed fully, hard-segregated cycle lane in Cambridge

Back on 2nd April 2014, the campaign group ‘Stop Killing Cyclists‘ held an event in London to highlight how little investment there has been in fully, hard segregated cycle routes in each of the boroughs – see WALL OF DEATH.

The same FOI questions were put to the local authorities in Hampshire – the answers given are shown below.

The number of people killed or serious injured (KSI) whilst riding their bicycle during 2012 in Hampshire was 101, of which 14 were children. A further 95 people were killed or seriously injured whilst walking, of which 25 were children. (reference: DfT statistics RAS30043)

Questions:

Each of these questions was asked through FOI requests to the local authorities in Hampshire. All figures are taken directly from their responses.

Q1. What percentage of your borough’s total road kilometres consists of fully, hard-segregated cycle routes?

Q2. How many total kilometres of fully, hard-segregated cycle routes does this equate to?

Q3. Since the 6th of May 2010, how much money in pounds sterling has been spent from your borough’s transport budget on creating further,  fully, hard-segregated cycle routes?

Q4. In relation to the above question, what percentage of your total transport spend within your borough for the named period did this constitute?

Q5. For the period between the 1st of April 2014 and the 31st of March 2015,  how much total money in pounds sterling from your borough’s transport budget has been, or will be, allocated to creating further,  fully, hard-segregated cycle routes?

Q6. For the period mentioned in Q5, what percentage of your borough’s transport budget does this constitute?

Q7. What percentage of road kilometres under your sole control are 20mph roads?

Answers:

Click on each authority’s name to see the actual FOI request and the response received (links to the ‘What do they know?’ website).

Authority

Q1 (%)

Q2 (km)

Q3 (£)

Q4 (%)

Q5 (£)

Q6 (%)

Q7 (%)

Hampshire*

 ///

 ///

111,838 

< 1 

 ///

///

Highways Agency

 –

 –

Southampton

0.03

0.19

0

DIY

0

0

5.7

Portsmouth

0

0

0

0

0

0

68

Legend

* Hampshire County Council (non-motorway and non-trunk roads except in Southampton and Portsmouth); stated they do not keep records about segregated cycle routes nor lengths of roads subject to 20mph limits – an internal review has been requested.
Highways Agency (trunk roads and motorways) provided information for all of England – an internal review has been requested (to obtain just Hampshire information).
/// Answer not provided.
DIY Council provided some data, but stated maths should be done by us.

1 comment for “Wall of Death – Hampshire

  1. May 18, 2014 at 08:06

    Brilliant work Andrew – have you been able to get the press to cover this major story of criminal neglect?

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