1. How many individual potholes (if known) or reports of potholes have you had reported by members of the public or highways officers, broken down by month, for the following years:
2018 to date
Please see the table available via the link below regarding the reports of potholes. However, the total number of potholes is impossible to determine. Whilst we can provide the figures below, the number of reports alone does not reflect the actual number of potholes because some potholes will be reported multiple times, some reports will be of multiple potholes, some reports will be of defects that do not meet the national criteria, and some reports refer to defects on roads or car parks that are not within this council’s jurisdiction. The table can be seen via:
2. How many complaints or incident reports have you received about potholes either by cyclists or relating to cyclists, broken down by month, for the following years:
2018 to date
Devon County Council do not hold specific information relating to complaints or reports made by cyclists. To obtain this would require an individual review of each of the 184,774 reports referred to in the response to question 1 above. This would take a significant period of time; allowing only 5 minutes per report would mean a total time of 15,000 hours. This is in excess of 18 hours and this information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
3. How much have you spent or allocated on cycling infrastructure for the following years:
We can confirm the following:
4. Number of claims made by cyclists in 2017 and so far in 2018 in the following categories, and of those claims how many were successful:
Damage to bicycle
Damage to cycling equipment or other personal belongings
Loss of sight or hearing
Loss of limbs or permanent disablement
Devon County Council does not hold this data; our records do not distinguish claims made by cyclists from claims by motorists, so in order to extract this information we would have individually review approximately 700 highway claims. This would take a significant period of time; allowing only 5 minutes per claim would mean a total time of 58 hours which would take in excess of 18 hours. This information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s. 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.