Albion Way cycle lane to be removed – what happens next?

The Albion Way pop-up cycle lane is going to be removed but the problems that caused it to be built in the first place haven’t gone away. We’re in the middle of a respiratory pandemic, an obesity and air pollution crisis, and the Government has called on councils to provide the infrastructure to transition away […]

Warnham shared-use path now open

The long-awaited Warnham shared-use path is now open. This provides a safe off-road route for walkers and cyclists between Bell Road and the Robin Hood roundabout via Daux Hill (the old A24). The surface is loose gravel which will quickly deteriorate and need regular repair, but for now it’s a useful route for anyone wanting […]

Emergency vehicles and pop-up cycle lanes

A common misconception about pop-up cycle lanes is that emergency vehicles will somehow be held up by them. This is simply not true. Drivers of vehicles running under blue lights can use the pop-up lanes to bypass queuing traffic. Ambulances have already been seen doing this in Horsham, something they would not have been able […]

Albion Way cycle lane draws people into Horsham

The Albion Way pop-up cycle lane has drawn people out onto their bikes and into the town. People have reported that they can now safely cycle into town, either on their own or with their children. More people are cycling along Albion Way, some for the first time in their lives. Uptake amongst schoolchildren seems […]

Pop-up cycle lane on Albion Way now open

The Albion Way pop-up cycle lane is now open. The lane runs from Sainsbury’s up to Madeira Avenue and is designed to provide safe space for people on bikes. In May the Government called on councils to “make significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians”.  An Emergency Active […]

Our response to the Horsham LCWIP consultation

Horsham District Council recently consulted on its Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) which seeks to identity a strategic local cycle network. Our response is shown below. We think it would be useful to hold a further stakeholder meeting. Summary The cycling forum welcomes the publication of the LCWIP as an ‘essential start’ to […]

Government to make England an active travel nation – Is West Sussex up to the task?

Last month the Government set out a bold vision to make cycling “the natural first choice for many journeys” by ensuring that any new cycle infrastructure is accessible to everyone “from 8 to 80 and beyond”. The plan, outlined in a 52-page policy document called “Gear Change”, is nothing short of a travel revolution to […]

Consultation on plans for Horsham’s strategic cycle network

Horsham District Council is consulting on its Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). An LCWIP seeks to identity a strategic local cycle network to fulfil the Government’s ambition to make walking and cycling “the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey”. It is essential to have a LCWIP in […]

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: […]