Redesigned Broadbridge Way junction causes safety issues in Broadbridge Heath

One of our members had a very near miss incident on his bike at the crossing on the new “swan neck” road on the old A281 bypass at Broadbridge Heath. The cycling forum visited the site with him to look at the crossing. Our conclusion was that the crossing design contributed to the incident, and […]

Southwater public engagement day

On 13 November the cycle forum held a public engagement day in Lintot Square in Southwater. You can view a report with photos below.

Bridge the Downs Link campaign launched to make Rudgwick A281 crossing safe

The Bridge the Downs Link campaign has now officially launched. This grassroots campaign was formed following the death of a cyclist on the Downs Link at the notorious Rudgwick A281 crossing. The cycle forum is proud to support this initiative, along with Rudgwick Parish Council, the Rudgwick Preservation Society, the British Horse Society, the West […]

Why drive when you can ride?

The following article appeared as this week’s Sussex Green Living column in the West Sussex County Times.

Council’s response to the Coroner falls short of confirming they will act to make Downs Link crossing safe

For over ten years local residents and representatives of the different user groups have highlighted the dangers of the Downs Link crossing of the A281 near Rudgwick. The former railway bridge across the road was dismantled in the 1960s and ever since the Downs Link was opened in the 1980s users have had to take […]

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 […]