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District Post report on recent forum meeting

The District Post ran an article on the 5th December forum meeting highlighting the upcoming Wheels for All event planned for 2018.

Horsham Town Centre Vision approved by HDC

The Horsham Town Centre Vision was approved at the Cabinet meeting on 23rd November. Forum Chair Ruth Fletcher spoke at the meeting about the need for high level joint working (audio available – listen from 54:48). Deputy Leader of the Council Jonathan Chowen spoke about how providing for everyday cycling creates a much better environment for […]

West Sussex Cycle Summit – building cycle networks is key to the county’s health

An audience of councillors and officers from across the county filled the main chamber at County Hall North in Horsham to hear some of the UK’s leading experts speak about how cycling can deliver a step-change in the county’s health. Under the banner “Building cycle networks for health and independence” the audience at the 2017 […]

Horsham Town Centre Vision – our full response

HDCF have submitted a full response to the Town Vision. In summary, the Cycle Forum object to the Vision because it offers nothing for cycling nor meaningful improvements. The document lacks the depth or vision to see how Horsham should travel and live. It is essentially a list of development sites. The Vision should have been an […]

New short film on inclusive cycling

A new short film from Dr Rachel Aldred entitled “Cycling for All” shows how cycle infrastructure must cater for minorities to be truly inclusive. “Cycling in Britain is not equal: women, older people, black and minority ethnic people, and disabled people are all less likely to cycle.” Lack of inclusive cycling infrastructure is the number one […]

Shelley Birthday Bike Ride highlights lack of safe route to Warnham

The bike ride to celebrate the 225th birthday of local poet Shelley took place in glorious sunshine. Ride organiser Thea Bredie sent this report. At 10 AM on the morning of Friday 4th August 15 local people gathered around the Heritage Sundial on the Forum with their bicycles, about to set off on a celebratory […]

Shelley’s Birthday Bike Ride – Friday 4th August

A bike ride to commemorate the birth of Horsham-born poet Percy Bysshe Shelley will take place this Friday 4th August. Unlike the earlier event, this ride will be open to both men and women! The ride will start at 10:00am from the Sundial in the Forum and finish around 12:30pm. Event organiser Thea Bredie writes: “On Friday it will […]

Pop-up cycle lane on the A259 – Sat 22nd July

UPDATE 21/07/17: The event has unfortunately had to be postponed to another day due to bad weather. To highlight the lack of a safe cycle route on the A259 between Chichester and Emsworth, local campaign group Chemroute are organizing a “pop-up” cycle lane outside the St Wilfrid’s charity shop in Nutbourne, and will be asking […]

Sun shines on ladies-only bike ride

The sun shone for the ladies-only bike ride to commemorate the life of Horsham-born poet Shelley. Event organiser Thea Bredie sent this report. At 10 am on Saturday 8th July 2017 a special small event kicked off the literary aspect of the Horsham Festival this year. For the first time, 195 years after the poet’s death, P. B. […]

Horsham Town Centre Vision – our response

We have today submitted the following response to the Horsham Town Centre Vision consultation. Important note: West Sussex County Council are currently working on a feasibility study on contraflow cycle routes within Horsham, so we see it essential that HDC co-ordinate with WSCC over this as part of the Town Vision project. Town Centre Vision […]

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