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Questions about double red lines on the Trunk Road Network: EIR release

Published: 4 Oct 2019

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

Published:
4 Oct 2019
Questions about double red lines on the Trunk Road Network: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02126
Date received: 17 Sep 2019
Date responded: 3 Oct 2019
Information requested

 1.  How many miles of road under your jurisdiction currently have double red lines/are classified as red routes?

 2.  How many miles of road under your jurisdiction had double red lines/been classified as red routes in September 2018, September 2017, September 2016, and September 2015?

 3.  Do you currently have any plans to increase or decrease the number of double red lines on your roads in the foreseeable future? If so, please provide details.

 4.  What penalties do you issue to people who break red route rules?

 5.  How many penalties have you issued to people breaking red route rules over the last five years? Please provide a year-by-year breakdown”.

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.

1.  Transport Scotland has zero miles of road which have double red lines or have been classified as red routes. 

2.  Transport Scotland has zero miles of road having double red lines/been classified as red routes in September 2018, September 2017, September 2016, and September 2015. 

3.  Transport Scotland currently has no plans to use red lines on the Trunk Road Network. 

4.  While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have the information you have requested.  Therefore we are refusing your request under the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs.  This is because Transport Scotland has no red routes on the Trunk Road Network. 

5.  While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have the information you have requested.  Therefore we are refusing your request under the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs.  This is because Transport Scotland has no red routes on the Trunk Road Network.

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