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The Local Government (Best Value Performance Indicators) (Wales) Order 2001

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SCHEDULE 6TRANSPORT INDICATORS

Indicator NumberDescription of indicatorDetails of indicator
NAWPI 6.1Cost of highway maintenance per km travelled by a vehicle on principal roadsFigure in memorandum box M2 of the most recent Capital Outturn form COR1 plus lines 2 (structural maintenance) and 4 (routine maintenance) of the most recent Revenue Outturn form RO2 column 7; divided by the figure for vehicle kilometrage derived from Table A of the most recent Revenue Support Grant settlement.
NAWPI 6.2Cost per passenger journey of subsidised bus servicesNet expenditure (Form RO2 line 11) on subsidy of local bus services, as defined in Section 2 of the Transport Act 1985 (1985 c. 67), in the financial year divided by the number of passenger journeys on those services in that year. This should exclude expenditure on concessionary fare schemes under sections 93 to 105 of the Transport Act 1985 (1985 c. 67).
NAWPI 6.3

Road conditions:

(a)

condition of principal roads

(b)

condition of non principal roads

a)Either:

A visual survey of all principal road length in the year using a Coarse Visual Inspection (CVI) Survey (a survey which records road defects identified visually). The survey will be carried out under the United Kingdom Pavement Management System (UKPMS) Rules and Parameters, version 2.0. The survey will cover the whole network apart from the part nominated for “deemed coverage” – this must be limited to 30% of the authority’s principal road network. Best value authorities will be requested to indicate percentage of network with a UKPMS defects score of 70 or higher

Or:

Percentage of the network with negative residual life, derived from deflectograph surveys (mechanised surveys using equipment which assesses structural condition of the road by measuring deflection under load).

Indicator: Percentage of eligible principal road network at 1 July in the previous financial year with negative residual life.

b)

Unclassified roads are to be excluded from this indicator.

NAWPI 6.4Percentage of street lamps not working

Percentage of street lamps not working. Calculated as:

{(W * Y)/Z} * 100, where

W is the total number of streetlight failures detected in a year by regular inspections and other reports divided by 365.

Y is the average time taken to repair a streetlight following detection plus half the average time between inspections.

Z is the total number of street lights in the best value authority.

“Regular Inspections” are inspections undertaken by the best value authority or its agents at least four times a year. If a best value authority inspects its lights at different frequencies then it should work out the percentage for each frequency using the formula above and then combine the percentages into a weighted average.

NAWPI 6.5Road safety

Number of road accident casualties per 100,000 population broken down by (i) nature of casualties and (ii) road user type

Casualty categories: (a) killed/seriously injured; (b) slight injuries.

Road user types: (a) pedestrians, (b) pedal cyclists, (c) two-wheeled motor vehicle users, (d) car users and (e) other vehicle users.

Data will relate to the calendar year ending 15 months prior to the end of the previous financial year.

NAWPI 6.6Number of days of temporary traffic controls or road closure on traffic sensitive roads caused by best value authority road works per km of traffic sensitive road.

The total number of days temporary traffic controls (manual or by traffic lights) were in place on traffic sensitive roads or the road was closed, due to best value authority road works per km of traffic sensitive roads. (Exclude traffic controls at road works that were completed in less than a day).

“Traffic Sensitive” is as defined in Regulation 13 of the Streetworks (Registers, Notices, Directions and Designations) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/2985).

NAWPI 6.8Damage to roads and pavementsTotal number of reported incidents of dangerous damage to roads and pavements repaired or made safe within 24 hours from the time that the best value authority first became aware of the damage, as a percentage of such incidents.
NAWPI 6.9The percentage of pedestrian crossings with facilities for disabled people

Pedestrian crossings means zebra, pelican, puffing toucan crossings, and traffic lights with a pedestrian phase. All crossings at a set of traffic lights or at a roundabout should be counted as one crossing. All crossings at one large roundabout with a series of mini roundabouts should likewise be counted as one crossing.

To qualify as having facilities for disabled people, all the approaches to the crossing should have dropped or flushed curbs and tactile surfaces, and in the case of pelican crossings and traffic lights and audible or tactile indicator that it is safe to cross the road.

NAWPI 6.10The percentage of total length of footpaths and other rights if way which are easy to use by members of the public.

The indicator is the total length of rights of way, which are easy to use, as a percentage of the total length of all rights of way. Rights of way appear on the definitive map of public rights of way for the best value authority area and are numbered. “Easy to use” means:

a)

being signposted or waymarked where they leave the road in accordance with the best value authority’s duty under s.27 of the Countryside Act 1968 (1968 c. 41) and to the extent necessary to allow users to follow the path (a public right of way wholly within a built up area and with a hard surface provided along its complete length and with a clearly defined route may be excluded from measurement);

b)

being free from unlawful obstructions or other interference, (including overhanging vegetation) to the public’s right of passage; and

c)

having surface and lawful barriers (eg stiles, gates) in good repair and to a standard necessary to enable the public to use the way without undue inconvenience.

Surveys to assess “easy to use” should be based on a minimum 5% random sample of lengths of paths in the financial year. The methodology recommended by the Countryside Council for Wales for its “Community Path Survey on the mid 1990's” is appropriate for assessing this indicator.

Paths should be easy to use by the category of user entitled to use the path (eg footpaths should be useable by walkers, bridleways by horse riders).

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