On New Years Day Residents Visited Westgate/Sherbourne-Rd over Concerns they will Permanently Loose their Safe Pavements

On New Years Day Residents Visited Westgate/Sherbourne-Rd over Concerns they will Permanently Loose their Safe Pavements

In the image below, residents illustrate what it will be like to have bikes rounding this blind North East quadrant of pavement at the Westgate/Sherbourne-Rd mini-roundabout. In the image below, residents line up on the blind corner at the South Eastern quadrant of pavement going past a busy osteopathy clinic who’s driveways will be blind to approaching cyclists. Local Groups are Supporting Mark Record (Secretory of ChiCycle) in a Legal Challenge against the Conversion of the Pavements into Shared Use…

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Funding for Legal Action Against Directing Cyclists Around Blind Pavement Corners

Funding for Legal Action Against Directing Cyclists Around Blind Pavement Corners

UPDATE On the 23rd Dec 2022 the Judicial Review Pre-Action Protocol Letter and Statement of Facts and Grounds were sent to tro.team@westsussex.gov.uk & rebecca.caney@westsussex.gov.uk ORIGINAL POST I (Mark Record) have now started a legal action against the WSCC decision to direct cyclists onto city pavements to ride around blind corners at the junction between Sherborne Rd and Westgate. ChiCycle concerns over use of shared pavements at this junction are available on this link. The illustration below shows one of the potential…

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Two Traffic Management Systems – Ideas for Chichester?

Two Traffic Management Systems – Ideas for Chichester?

Here are some photos from two places with traffic management systems I have visited in recent months. Farnham in Surrey The first two photos show Farnham, a town I know well, having lived there in the early 1980s and I place I visit regularly. Well worth a visit if you don’t know it. These plant holders were placed in Downing Street Farnham in September 2020, and I was pleased to see on a visit in November this year that they…

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WSCC formally announce their decision to go ahead with the sub standard conversion of Westgate pavements into shared use cycle tracks

WSCC formally announce their decision to go ahead with the sub standard conversion of Westgate pavements into shared use cycle tracks

On the 29th November 2021 WSCC formally announced the decision to convert sections of unsuitably narrow Westgate pavement into shared use cycle tracks, HT12 21/22. Details are also currently accessible directly from WSCC here. During the statutory consultation, which also involved a number of changes to the highway in other locations away from Westgate,  only five supportive comments were submitted and 30 objections were received which have been summarised in Appendix C to the report (this document also includes Comments…

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24th November FOI request to WSCC regarding conversion of Westgate and Sherbourne Road pavements into Cycle Tracks

24th November FOI request to WSCC regarding conversion of Westgate and Sherbourne Road pavements into Cycle Tracks

Second Update WSCC replied to ChiCycle’s FOI request FOI/3119 ChiCycle’s original questions appear in black type. WSCC responses appear in blue type. ChyCycle comments regarding the responses are shown in red type. The biggest bombshell revelation is answer No 11! WSCC claim to have engaged with an organisation that disbanded 8 years ago. It is not clear how this would be possible without a time machine. Dear Mark Record, Our Ref: FOI/3119 On 24/11/2021 you made the following request for information,…

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Conversion of Westgate Pavements (footways) into Shared Use Cycletracks Freedom of Information Request to CDC

Conversion of Westgate Pavements (footways) into Shared Use Cycletracks Freedom of Information Request to CDC

Update Laura Coombs emailed back almost immediately on behalf of CDC to explain it is WSCC who are responsible for these highway planning decisions. ChiCycle members find it frustrating that key elements of CDC planning agreements are delegated to WSCC highways but this is clearly no fault of Laura Coombs who kindly got back to us very quickly. Here response is as follows: Dear Mark Thank you for your email. Chichester District Council is not responsible for this, we believe…

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Conversion of Westgate Pavements (footways) into Shared Use Cycletracks Freedom of Information Request to WSCC

Conversion of Westgate Pavements (footways) into Shared Use Cycletracks Freedom of Information Request to WSCC

In early August 2021 ChiCycle contacted local residents recommending opposition to conversion of Westgate pavements (footways) into shared use cycleways as this would likely severely disadvantage disabled and vulnerable pedestrians. Our web post on this issue is available here. ChiCycle are preparing the following Freedom of Information Request to WSCC Highways TRO Team, West Sussex County Council, The Grange, Tower Street, Chichester, PO19 1RH tro.consultation@westsussex.gov.uk Dear WSCC TRO Team, ChiCycle are presenting the following Freedom of Information Request to WSCC…

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European Cyclist Federation as part of Cop26 to Encourage and campaign for cycling to be included as an Essential Part of Challenging Climate Change

European Cyclist Federation as part of Cop26 to Encourage and campaign for cycling to be included as an Essential Part of Challenging Climate Change

Sussex cycling campaigner James Thomas has just highlighted to ChiCycle that the European Cyclist Federation are voicing that enabling cycling is an essential part of tackling climate change at the COP26.   We will give more details on this page soon but for the time being details of their campaign are available on the following link. https://www.ecf.com/ecf-goes-cop26 The ECF report is as follows…. ECF goes to COP26 8-12 November 2021 Glasgow The world needs much more cycling if we are…

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Response to West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 to 2036 Consultation

Response to West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 to 2036 Consultation

ChiCycle members are disappointed with the draft West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 to 2036. This draft policy document is open for consultation until the 8th Oct 2021. A link to the WSCC consultation transport plan webpage is available here. The Language of Sustainability and Environmentalism is used Superficially within the Draft Transport Plan. However, few Recognisable Commitments are made to support Walking and Cycling. The Vision and Objectives section of the Draft West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 to 2036 initially…

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Great Big Green Week Bike Powered Event at Whyke Oval

Great Big Green Week Bike Powered Event at Whyke Oval

ChiCycle are supporting the Great Big Green Week Event at Whyke Oval on Sunday 26th Sept from 3:00PM to 5:30PM We will be moving the equipment and powering the event using only bicycle power! Richard Turnbull will also be bringing the Cycling Without Age trishaw to give rides. There will be various family orientated activities like printing designs to make your own reusable shopping bags and face painting activities. If you’d like to help us shift equipment using cargo-bikes and…

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