Test results for Cycling strategy - find it

Here is the table of test results for this task. The score on each row is out of a possible total of 20, and the importance column is a rating of 1-5 according to how important testers considered being able to complete this task was.

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Birmingham City Council
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham City CouncilDifficultEasyEasy83
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy33
Birmingham City CouncilVery easyGave upGave up-93
Borough of PooleVery easyEasyVery easy163
Bracknell Forest CouncilEasyDifficultGave up-20
Bradford CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy81
Brent CouncilGave upGave upVery easy-93
Bristol City CouncilGave upDifficultGave up-83
Cambridgeshire County CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy50
Cheshire East CouncilDifficultVery easyVery easy123
Cheshire East CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy203
City of Edinburgh CouncilGave upGave upGave up-83
Coventry City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy83
East Ayrshire CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy33
East Ayrshire CouncilDifficultEasyDifficult23
East Lindsey District CouncilGave upVery easyGave up-93
Enfield CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy183
Great Yarmouth Borough CouncilVery easyGave upGave up-93
Harrow CouncilVery easyVery easyGave up-63
Harrow CouncilVery easyGave upGave up-93
Lambeth CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy103
Leeds City CouncilEasyEasyGave up63
Leeds City CouncilDifficultDifficultGave up-43
Liverpool City CouncilGave upGave upGave up-123
Liverpool City CouncilGave upVery easyGave up-43
London Borough of LewishamDifficultDifficultDifficult40
Manchester City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy73
Manchester City CouncilVery easyVery easyVery easy73
Newcastle City CouncilVery easyVery easyDifficult161
Newcastle City CouncilDifficultEasyDifficult61
Plymouth City CouncilVery easyEasyEasy73
Reading Borough CouncilGave upVery easyVery easy85
Wandsworth CouncilVery easyVery easyEasy45
Welwyn Hatfield Borough CouncilVery easyGave upGave up-93

Specific comments made about this task

Birmingham City Council - 2013-12-02
Could find lots of general cycling info from nav, but not specific strategy

Birmingham City Council - 2014-02-06
The navigation result could have been more visible like the box on the right being another colour as with the font. The A-Z was dfficult as I first searched in 'M' for 'Missed' and then 'B' for 'Bin' and the last one worked which was 'R' for 'Rubbish'. The internal and Google searches were good but the most relevant ones should have been at the top.

Birmingham City Council - 2014-04-03
It would be a lot easier to find it as the city's cycling strategy if it was called that, rather 'Birmingham Cycle Revolution'. Similarly, 'Support for cycling' as a heading doesn't look like a cycling strategy either - the intro text on the cycling landing page says it's a page about something completely different.

Birmingham City Council - 2016-07-14
Was reasonably easy, but it seems to be called Birmingham Cycle Revolution, and I'm not absolutely sure that this is an actual cycling strategy

Birmingham City Council - 2017-01-11
I found half a page of aspiration, but no actual detail of strategy. They appear to have a separate dedicated cycling website, but I couldn't find anything there either.

Borough of Poole - 2014-06-02
Poole Core Strategy contains the information and links to further information.

Brent Council - 2014-07-24
Found a 'guide to cycling' but not a specific 'strategy'. Found a list of other strategies but not cycling.

Bristol City Council - 2013-12-13
Navigation found information about cycling, but not about cycling strategy or policy. Google search took me to a website called Better By Bike, but I've no idea if this represents the council's strategy for cycling or if it's independent. Internal search came up with a load of .pdf documents.

City of Edinburgh Council - 2014-02-01
Nearest I got to it navigating from the home page was something called the Active Travel Action Plan. The general 'page x of y' method of presenting information is very poor indeed.

East Ayrshire Council - 2015-08-18
not too much information, no maps of routes availible

East Ayrshire Council - 2023-03-22
internal search gave 3 results active travel was third result but went to a closed consultation with no links to the actual active travel strategy.

East Lindsey District Council - 2015-08-17
it's as though bicycles don't exist there...

Enfield Council - 2014-01-31
'Environment, waste, and transport' seems an odd grouping of content; it did feel like more clicks through the menu structure than necessary but it could have been worse.

Harrow Council - 2013-12-17
Is a function of the GLA, not borough councils.

Leeds City Council - 2013-12-13
The main heading for the transport section of the site being labelled Parking road and travel rather than the more standard Transport (etc) threw me a little. There may be local evidence supporting the use of non-standard terminology, however. Top search result on Google actually took me to an internal search engine results page for cycling! Internal search results were all .pdf documents.

Leeds City Council - 2014-02-20
Fact it was hard to find may mean the council doesn't have a cycling strategy or calls it something different

Liverpool City Council - 2013-12-17
Some cycling info, couldn't find strategy info.

Liverpool City Council - 2015-01-14
I couldn't find this strategy via the council site.

Manchester City Council - 2013-12-04
Navigation has information on cycling, but not cycle strategy.

Manchester City Council - 2014-02-13
Cycling pages generally very easy to find, but they don't contain the cycling strategy. Internal and external search find it easily though.

Newcastle City Council - 2014-03-03
The flyout above the website search box is too trigger happy using a desktop and mouse

Reading Borough Council - 2014-03-17
Mixed experience depending on starting point and links clicked. Also some conflicting information.

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council - 2014-10-28
I found information on Sports Facility Strategy not Cycling strategy