A list of all the pedestrian crossings in the Highland Council area that are maintained by Highland Council and those maintained on behalf of Transport Scotland in the Highland Council area. For each crossing can you provide the following:
- Are tactile cones present?
- Are audio features present?
- Is tactile paving present - is it L-shaped?
- Is the signal control box on the right hand side?
- Do the ramp and platform comply with current guidance in terms of dropped kerb, gradient, crossfall?
- When the crossing is onto a pavement that is shared with cyclists is there warning tactile paving as shown in Rule 25 of the Highway Code?
Can you indicate whether items 1 to 6 applies to all parts of the crossing or only to some parts.
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.
Please see Annex A to this response for a copy of the information you requested.
Unless otherwise indicated on this Annex, items 1 to 6 apply to all parts of the crossing.
Under the terms of the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs (information not held),Transport Scotland is not required to provide information which it does not have. We do not have the information you have requested because Transport Scotland does not hold a list of Pedestrian Crossings maintained by Highland Council.
This exception 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 exception. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exception. While we recognise that there may be some public interest in information about Pedestrian Crossings maintained by The Highland Council, clearly we cannot provide information which we do not hold.
However, you may wish to contact The Highland Council at Freedom of Information | Freedom of information | The Highland Council who may be able to help you.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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