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A plan for the future of cycling and walking in Adur and Worthing: Time to have your say

by Clive Andrews

Adur and Worthing Councils have published the draft version of their Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). The Shoreham-By-Cycle team contributed to the information that went into this document, working alongside other organisations like Worthing Cycle Forum and Sustrans.

This document will help Adur and Worthing Councils to secure funds that will make cycling and walking easier and safer for everyone. Now the plan is open for consultation, the councils want your help in checking it’s the right way forward.

Take a look

You can browse the draft version of the Adur and Worthing plan. It’s quite big and detailed, but really interesting if you want to learn more about making sustainable transport easier.

If you just want a quick overview of what’s currently proposed, this map of the Adur area provides a useful glance of the network of cycle routes that are likely to form part of the LCWIP.

We think this plan is very good. It includes routes that currently have no cycle infrastructure – AND existing cycle routes that may be ripe for improvement. Key routes between many of Shoreham’s most important locations are covered.

You can learn more at a consultation event on Thursday 19 December at the Shoreham Centre, from 2pm to 5pm. We’ll be there, alongside officers from the councils.

When you’ve had a look at the proposals, fill in the consultation questionnaire, to tell the councils what you think. You need to complete the questionnaire by 6 January 2020.

Don’t worry about detail. That comes later. At the moment, this public consultation is about the overall plan: Which routes are the important ones to make Shoreham easier to get around?

Where is most important?

When you fill in the questionnaire, you’ll be asked to decide on priorities. This is your chance to express a view on which parts of the network should be addressed with most urgency.

See what you think. The Shoreham-By-Cycle team has considered this, and we think these three routes should top the list at first:

1.      A259 Brighton Road, linking Shoreham to Southwick (and beyond). An important direct route that will enable easy safe commuting.

2.      Upper Shoreham Road. This road runs east to west across the whole town, north of the town centre. For much of its length, the road is very wide, meaning a high-quality separated cycleway is achievable.

3.      Middle Road. Running through the heart of east Shoreham, Middle Road is a popular, often crowded, route for children and parents going to Shoreham Academy and several other schools.

What could be better?

There are some aspects of the LCWIP that Shoreham-By-Cycle would like to see changed – to make this plan even better. We’ll be mentioning these proposals in the consultation. When you offer your feedback, you may want to consider whether you agree with these suggestions…

o   Shoreham Beach. This popular area needs a safe route east of Adur Ferry Bridge – along either Riverside Road/Harbour Way or Old Fort Road.

o   Manor Hall Road. This residential road, linking Southwick to Portslade, should be included in the plan.

o   Nicolson Drive. The current National Cycle Network route 2 would be improved by moving it from Rosslyn Road to the quiet Nicolson Drive – cutting out the narrow path beside Ham Field allotments.

o   Church Lane, Southwick. NCN2 could also be made better by moving it from Park Lane to Church Lane.

o   Buckingham Park. North of Upper Shoreham Road, a proposed route up The Drive would be better within the eastern side of Buckingham Park.

o   A foot/cycle bridge connecting Middle Road recreation ground to the new riverside developments would be very ambitious, but useful, connecting two parts of Shoreham currently separated by the railway line.

o   Widewater section of the seafront NCN2 . This very convenient route is increasingly busy, used not just among people on bikes, but people on foot – often with dogs. Given the importance of this route, let’s consider an additional separate ‘superhighway-style’ route beside the A259 to Lancing, reducing conflict and discomfort by the beach.

So, there you go. Exciting times. Make the most of your chance to have an input into the future of cycling around Shoreham.

o   Check out the plans

o   Meet the council team on 19 December if you want to know more

o   Talk to us if it helps

o   Fill in the questionnaire before 6 January 20

 

 

Clive Andrews | 25th Nov 2019 at 6:24 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: https://wp.me/p9QT5O-4I

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  1. This is the worst conceived plan I have ever seen . Sneakily bought in under the Covid banner. I live on the upper shoreham Road and I would welcome the thought of no parking outside my house so we can get in and out of our drive at all times in safety. However, there has been no thought given to the amenities in the locality. Buckingham Park has huge numbers of people playing football or other sports in normal times. Please advise where they will park. Mums and dads taking their children to Buckingham school. Where do they park? If they really want to improve road safety then I am all for it. Resurfacing the road would be a great start not wasting money on lines and bollards. If the council wants to do this they need to truely consider how it works at junctions. Who gives way to who? It seems this point alone will add to the number of deaths each year in a big way. The point was made that using bikes will decrease pollution. Please take a look at the line of traffic waiting to cross the lights at Calton terrace in Hove. The wait time has gone up to four light changes in busy times. The most pollution comes from cars as they start and stop. If this transition of our roads change we will need to accept transit times will increase. Thus costs to deliver goods will increase. Last and not least, who will pay? Will cycles pay road tax and insurance like cars. I do hope so. Its currently a big mess. Please give it much more thought before we waste more precious resources on hair brain schemes that mean well but lack clarity and forethought.

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