World Environment Day at Amberley Museum

For World Environment Day the cycle forum had a stall at Amberley Museum where our key message was: “This machine fights climate change”. The humble bicycle can help solve many of our problems, such as air pollution and traffic congestion, whilst you save money, keep active, beat the queues and have fun at the same […]

New Government design standards for cycling infrastructure explained

Last year the Government published its new design standards for cycling infrastructure. These are a significant advance on what went before and commit local authorities to upping their game by building cycle infrastructure to the highest international standards. The Government’s vision for making cycling a mass form of transport is outlined in a document called […]

Making the Carfax work for everyone

The following article has been published in the latest Horsham Society newsletter. For more details of our proposals see here.  

Cycle parking in Horsham – 10 locations where more is needed

Getting more people onto their bikes for everyday journeys means providing them with safe and direct routes to cycle on – but having somewhere safe and convenient to park your bike when you reach your destination is also important. You can carry a surprising amount on a bike but you need to be able to […]

Allowing two-way cycling in the Carfax

The following article was published today in the West Sussex County Times. Call for two-way cycle route in Horsham’s Carfax Allowing two-way, or contraflow, cycling in the Carfax has been a long-term goal of many people – not just the cycle forum. Last year, in response to the pandemic, the Government called on councils to […]

Cycle access in the Carfax – our proposals

Our proposals for cycle access in the Carfax Horsham District Council has an aim that “for Horsham residents, workers and visitors cycling and walking will be the natural choice for most short journeys”. The council also has an objective that it will “increase levels of cycling and walking for utility journeys”. (LCWIP 2020)* Making local […]

Shoreham cycle lane photowall

The Upper Shoreham Road cycle lane has sadly now been removed. Local campaign group Shoreham-By-Cycle have been tireless in their advocacy for the cycle lane, and as part of their wonderfully positive campaign have kept a photo record of some of the 30,000+ users of the lane during its brief life. A selection of these […]

Tips on how to beat the bad weather and get out on your bike

The following article was published today in the West Sussex County Times. Horsham cyclist shares tips on how to beat the bad weather and get out on your bike Can you remember breathing clean air and hearing birdsong everywhere during the first lockdown? The lack of traffic and the long days of fine weather brought […]

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 […]