Council consults on active travel solutions for seaside town

People in West Sussex are being urged to give their views on how to boost cycling and walking provision in the seaside town of Shoreham.

It’s opened a public consultation on proposals for a permanent cycleway in Upper Shoreham Road between the Old Shoreham Tollbridge and Holmbush Roundabout. They are part of West Sussex County Council’s active travel improvement suggestions, aiming to:

  • make walking and cycling to work, education and leisure activities more attractive
  • improve health and wellbeing by offering eco-friendly travel choices
  • broaden travel choices by offering safer, easy walking and cycling options, particularly for short journeys
  • support zero emission journeys and reduce reliance on car travel.

Opinions are being sought on the layout of a permanent cycleway in Upper Shoreham Road, with either:

  • A single direction cycleway on both sides of Upper Shoreham Road, separate from the adjacent pavement, or
  • A two-way cycleway on the south side only of Upper Shoreham Road, again separate from the adjacent pavement.

Feedback is also invited on the concept of making Middle Road and Eastern Avenue more appealing to pedestrians and cyclists by reducing the impact of traffic.

In March, a pre-consultation survey on active travel in Shoreham received 1,200 responses, with a further 913 people using an interactive mapping tool to provide comment. Overall, it showed strong support for improvements to walking and cycling facilities in the town and we would like to thank everyone who provided that initial feedback: now we would welcome people’s views on the specific proposals.

The consultation is at www.westsussex.gov.uk/Shoreham and runs until 1 August.

(Picture – West Sussex County Council)

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