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COVID-19 emergency measures – our proposals for the second tranche of funding

In May the Government announced a £225m emergency active travel fund for local authorities to swiftly implement measures to aid social distancing and to “make significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians”. Under the first tranche of funds West Sussex was awarded £781,000 which was spread over seven […]

Jeremy Quin joins chorus of support for protected cycle lanes on Albion Way

Horsham’s MP Jeremy Quin has come out in support of the proposed cycle lanes on Albion Way. In a letter to the cycle forum he said: “I am very keen to see cycling encouraged among local residents and for cycle lanes to be as safe and easy to use as possible.” In addition, Jeremy said: […]

Albion Way protected cycle lanes coming soon

Pop-up cycle lanes along Albion Way – the first phase of social distancing measures in Horsham – are due to be installed shortly. The lanes will initially be temporary but could be made permanent “if there is demand”. West Sussex Highways will be monitoring the scheme closely for their impact. There will inevitably be some […]

Horsham to get “pop-up” cycle lanes on Albion Way

Last month the Government called on councils to make “swift and significant” changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians. West Sussex County Council has responded with seven schemes across the county, including a proposal to cone off one lane of Albion Way in each direction from Sainsbury’s to the […]

COVID-19 cycling survey results

At the beginning of the lockdown we ran a survey to better understand people’s experiences of cycling during the pandemic. In that time we’ve received over 450 responses (97.9% from West Sussex with 90% being from within Horsham District). We heard a wide range of views, but some common themes stand out: With reduced levels […]

West Sussex failing to deliver COVID-19 emergency measures required by Government for walking and cycling

On 9 May Transport Secretary Grant Shapps called on councils to “make significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians”. In light of the pandemic crisis, councils are required to deliver these changes “as swiftly as possible, and in any event within weeks” to ensure that the “millions of […]

Campaigners call for council action to make West Sussex safer for cyclists

The following article has been published in the West Sussex County Times. Campaigners call for council action to make West Sussex safer for cyclists Pop up cycle lanes, revised on street parking, cycling contraflows and closing certain streets to motorised vehicles. These are just some of the suggestions proposed by campaigners on how to make […]

Call for urgent action to maintain social distancing for cyclists and pedestrians

On Saturday the government told councils that in response to the COVID-19 crisis they must act urgently to reallocate road space to people walking and cycling. It has taken the coronavirus and a massive drop in traffic on the roads to see quite how much of our public space is normally given over to cars. […]

County cycle forum calls for urgent action to keep cyclists safe

The West Sussex Cycle Forum, the county’s umbrella cycling organisation, is calling for urgent action from political leaders to protect vulnerable road users during the Covid-19 crisis. The following press release was issued today. People want to ride their bikes. The West Sussex Cycle Forum calls for urgent action to keep it that way. A surge […]

Covid-19 cycling survey

We’re running a survey about cycling under the Covid-19 restrictions. How are the Covid-19 restrictions affecting you? Are you cycling more? Do you feel safe on the roads? Please let us know by filling in our online survey. This will help us understand what changes HDC and WSCC need to make – both now and […]

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