Pop-up cycle lane on the A259 – Sat 22nd July

UPDATE 21/07/17: The event has unfortunately had to be postponed to another day due to bad weather.

To highlight the lack of a safe cycle route on the A259 between Chichester and Emsworth, local campaign group Chemroute are organizing a “pop-up” cycle lane outside the St Wilfrid’s charity shop in Nutbourne, and will be asking people to cycle along it for a photo to be used for a media story and publicity after.

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Event organiser Amy Rook said:

“We want to show what safe space for cycling (and walking) could look like along the A259 with our temporary pop-up cycle lane, created with planters & flowers. We’ll aim to demonstrate how pleasant it could make this route for cycling and walking so that people of all ages and abilities could choose to cycle safely and enjoyably between Chichester and Emsworth.

Please wear bright colours for the photo (although preferably not hi-viz – something more cheerful!), and feel free to decorate your bike.

Children and ‘interesting’ bikes encouraged. Walkers, scooters, buggies, tag-alongs, wheelchairs & mobility scooters all welcome too.”

When? Saturday 22nd July, 10:00am for a photo at 10.30am

Where? Near St Wilfrid’s Hospice charity shop, Main Road, Nutbourne, West Sussex: http://bit.ly/2u99el8 (nearest train station, Nutbourne, a short walk or cycle away)

All the details are on the event page on Facebook. Please share if you can.

More details

This event is organised by Chemroute, a campaign group calling for a safe, segregated cycle route along the A259 from Chichester to Emsworth, in conjunction with ChiCycle. Please note that we will aim to make the event as safe as possible, and it will be covered by ChiCycle’s public liability insurance, but do be aware that we’ll be using the carriageway (albeit in an existing advisory cycle lane, with planters to separate us from traffic) and will ask those who feel comfortable to cycle along the pop-up cycle lane for a series of photos. As such, there is an inherent risk that you should be aware of before taking part, and you will need to be aware of passing traffic, and ride with care, especially with younger children.

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