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Better streets for Horsham?

Forum member Francis Vernon wrote the following opinion piece in last week’s West Sussex County Times. The Horsham Cycle Debate takes place this Friday at 7:15pm. What do you think? Please write to ct.letters@jpress.co.uk  

Horsham Cycle Debate – County elections – 21st April

Confirmed panellists are: Frances Haigh, Horsham East (Lib Dem) David Hide, Horsham Riverside (Lab) Andrew Baldwin, Horsham East (Con) Peter Shaw, Southwater & Nuthurst (Green) Come to the Horsham Cycle Debate and ask the candidates in the West Sussex County elections how they will make our streets safer for everyone, including people on bikes. Each of the main […]

New road schemes create more traffic

In a study published today the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says that road building and its associated development simply generates more traffic, which in turn creates pressure for more road building. The study into the economic benefits of road building found that any respite from congestion provided by a new or widened road […]

East Grinstead cycle forum gets off to a flying start

The fledgling East Grinstead cycle forum has chalked up its first success as a cycle contra-flow closed since 2011 is finally reinstated! The new cycle forum was set up by local residents Paul Brown and Ros Furley in frustration at the lack of safe space for cycling in the town and after being inspired by attending the West […]

Space for Cycling workshop – London 28th January

Forum members attended a workshop organised by Cycling UK for the relaunch of the Space for Cycling campaign. The focus of the event held in Southwark Town Hall was on a simple inclusive message that will resonate with the wider public, not just people who cycle. We are all familiar with the benefits that cycling brings – better […]

A cycle campaign group for East Grinstead

UPDATE 20/12/16: The inaugural meeting of the EG Cycle Forum will take place on Saturday 14th January at 11:00am in the activity room of East Grinstead library. Please contact Paul Brown (brownempaul@gmail.com) for further details. Inspired by the West Sussex Cycle Summit and frustrated at the lack of safe space for cycling in the town, local […]

Building an underpass in a weekend

It is occasionally and erroneously stated that underpasses are unsafe and difficult to build. However, underpasses are already used safely and successfully in Horsham, e.g. the North Street Subway, the track to the Horsham golf club and also the newly created tunnel under the M23 at Handcross. All are safe and not intimidating when properly designed […]

Response to Piries Place planning application

We have submitted the following response to the planning application for the old Waitrose site in Piries Place. DC/16/2506 | Partial redevelopment, conversion and change of use of numbers 1-17 Piries Place, the former Waitrose service area for mixed uses comprising A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, C1, D2 uses, new Piries Place public realm extending […]

West Sussex Cycle Summit presents “compelling case” for investment in cycle infrastructure

At the West Sussex Cycle Summit held in County Hall, Chichester on the 30th September delegates heard of the huge economic benefits that investing in cycle infrastructure can bring to the county, and how businesses are calling for high-quality cycle routes that will enable employers to safely get to work. Cllr Peter Smith, Cabinet member […]

Medical professionals call on Horsham and West Sussex to act on cycle routes

In an open letter to Horsham and West Sussex councils, 26 medical professionals have called for better road designs to get “massive” health benefits from more people being able to cycle. The letter was today published in the West Sussex County Times alongside an Editorial calling on the views of the medics to be taken seriously in the creation of a […]

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