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 […]

Forum meetings cancelled

You won’t be surprised to hear that our bi-monthly open forum meetings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Rest assured we’ll remain active in the virtual world (as well as behind the scenes). You can keep up-to-date with us on Facebook and on twitter. Keep cycling, but keep two metres apart In these difficult […]

Minutes of HDCF meeting 4th February 2020

HDCF Meeting Minutes 4th February 2020

Minutes of HDCF meeting 3rd December 2019

HDCF Meeting Minutes 3rd December 2019

Proposed development sites assessed for sustainability and active travel

Horsham District Council is currently reviewing its list of potential housing development sites to identify whether it has sufficient land to meet its ten-year requirement to build new homes. Developers have put forward early proposals for the largest of these sites (over 1,000 homes). Included in the list are sites on the outskirts of Billingshurst, […]

Another summer in cycling heaven

After another summer holiday spent cycling in the Netherlands (the fourth in as many years!) you might think I’d be feeling a bit jaded by now. Far from it. The more time I’ve spent there the more I’ve come to realise just how amazing – yet at the same time how utterly ordinary – the […]

New county-wide cycling design guidance announced

West Sussex County Council’s long-awaited Cycle Design Guide has finally been published. Whilst not as robust as we’d like (and it’s only guidance, not standards) this is nevertheless a welcome step forward. There is now a clear vision of what local planning authorities should expect of developers. Specifically written for West Sussex, the Guide is […]