- 3 Sep 2018
FOI reference: FOI/18/02084
Date received: 6 August 2018
Date responded: 28 August 2018
“RE: Greendykes Road approach to the Scott Fyffe Roundabout in Dundee
1) Could you please provide dates of all changes/refreshes to the road markings on Greendykes Road at the approach to this roundabout during the past 3 years. Could you please advise in each case the reason for the change/refresh, and provide copies of any and all images you hold of this specific area before and after each change.
2) Between what dates was there a filter lane leading from Greendykes Road onto Arbroath Road. What was the reason for removing this filter lane.
3) Could you please provide copies of any images showing this filter lane which were captured during 2017.”
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.
I have numbered our response for ease of reference.
1. The road markings were refreshed in July 2017 as part of Bear Scotland’s routine maintance of the trunk road network.
2. The ‘filter lane’ to Arbroath Road from A972 Greendykes Road was removed (hatched) in May 2009 as part of the pedestrian improvement works at Scott Fyffe Roundabout. This was to address the risk to pedestrians associated with vehicles in this lane mounting the footway. These works involved the construction of two signalised pedestrian crossings on the trunk roads to the north (Kingsway East) and south (Greendykes Road) of the roundabout, signing and lining improvements and construction of a new fire station egress.
The lane was removed to improve visibility and vehicle positioning for left turning vehicles. This aimed to reduce collisions due to the high proportion of vehicles travelling from east to west at the roundabout.
3. Please refer to Annex A of this request which is before and after images.
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