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Traffic-free cycle route 2

Request for Information - FOI17777

Our response

Thank you for your email of 19 June 2017, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) following on from your previous request for information FOI17773.

I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold some of the information you have requested. Taking each request in turn, I confirm the following:

In your response you said: "I can confirm that the traffic-free cycle route, including the part lying to the east and west of the railway, were added to the 1:25k mapping in 2006." I would like to know:

a) When the last map at 1:25k was published which did *not* show this particular traffic-free cycle route.
The traffic-free cycle dots were removed from Explorer Map 173 when it was reprinted with minor changes in 2014 and as such, the last map published which did not show this particular traffic-free cycle route was in 2014.

b) The year in which this map was “revised” and the year(s) in which this map was “revised for selective change”.
Explorer Map 173 was revised in 1998 and revised for selected change in 2012.

c) Had you been aware of this particular traffic-free cycle route when this particular edition of the map was last revised, would this route have been included on the map?
Prior to September 2015, Ordnance Survey updated both cycle routes which formed part of the National Cycle Network and cycle routes classified as ‘other’. This particular traffic-free cycle route is classified as an ‘other’ cycle route, the update of which would be based on a number of sources of information. As such, had we been aware of this particular cycle route, this would have been included on the map.

Since September 2015, Ordnance Survey's policy is to update only the National Cycle Network, which is updated using information provided by SUSTRANS (a sustainable transport charity that works with various bodies to establish cycle routes in the UK). Our intelligence database is then updated with the current information and 1:25k and 1:50K mapping is updated accordingly.

More generally I would like to know:

d) Which body(/ies) notify you for the first time that a new traffic-free cycle route in an outer London Borough such as LB Barnet should be added to OS maps (e.g. DfT, DEFRA, the Highway Authority, the Cyclists' Touring Club?).
See details about Ordnance Survey’s policy for updating the National Cycle Network in the response to c) above.

e) When a map at 1:25k is marked, for example "revised for selective change 2000", would such a revision include any traffic-free cycle route(s) of which you have been notified since the previous revision?
Maps dated before 2015 which are marked as ‘revised for selective change’ would include updates to all cycle route information which form part of the National Cycle Network and cycle routes classified as ‘other’.

Maps dated after September 2015 which are marked as ‘revised for selective change’ will only be updated if information is supplied by SUSTRANS as detailed in the response to c) above.

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