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Average speeds on ten stretches of the M90/A90: EIR release

Published: 13 Nov 2018

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Published:
13 Nov 2018
Average speeds on ten stretches of the M90/A90: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03007
Date received: 19 October 2018
Date responded: 13 November 2018
 
Information requested

“Under the Freedom of Information Act (2002), I wish to acquire the following information:

Average speeds on the following stretches of road between 8.00-10.00 hrs and 16.00-18.00hrs:

M90/A90

•         J1A M9 to J1 M() Eastbound and Westbound (from when Queensferry Crossing opened until 1 February 2018)

•         J1 to J1A on M90/A90 Northbound and Southbound (from when Queensferry Crossing opened until 1 February 2018)

•         J1A to J1B on M90 Northbound and Southbound (from when Queensferry Crossing opened until 1 February 2018)

•         J1B to J2 on M90 Northbound and Southbound (from when Queensferry Crossing opened until 1 February 2018)

•         J10 M90 to A9 Broxden Northbound and Southbound (for past 12 months)

M90/A90

•         J1A M9 to J1 M() Eastbound and Westbound (from 1 February 2018 until September 2018)

•         J1 to J1A on M90/A90 Northbound and Southbound (from 1 February 2018 until September 2018)

•         J1A to J1B on M90 Northbound and Southbound (from 1 February 2018 until September 2018)

•         J1B to J2 on M90 Northbound and Southbound (from 1 February 2018 until September 2018)

•         J10 M90 to A9 Broxden Northbound and Southbound (for past 12 months).”

Response

As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations.  We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA. 

This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

In response to you request, please refer to Annex A.

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