Musical Pop-Up Event Whyke Amphitheatre Sunday June 12th from 2pm until 4pm

Musical Pop-Up Event Whyke Amphitheatre Sunday June 12th from 2pm until 4pm

Walk, cycle or take public transport to enjoy the ChiCycle Musical Pop-Up Eco-Fair event on Sunday June 12th. It is the first of four similar ChiCycle music events running in Chichester over Summer 2022. Performance will start at 2pm and finish at 4pm. We recommend you bring a picnic and a picnic blanket, so you can relax and enjoy the show. So far we have three confirmed performers, Savannah, Get Catweasel, Ray Burridge and Rocco. Artwork for the flyer is…

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Please fill in this form to share your views about extending Chichester’s Twenty is Plenty scheme onto arterial roads

Please fill in this form to share your views about extending Chichester’s Twenty is Plenty scheme onto arterial roads

Sarah Sharp (who founded ChiCycle over a decade ago) is supporting a plan to extend 20mph limits to the arterial roads in the City of Chichester but needs to find out how much community support there is for this. Please fill in this form to share your views.

Please support this petition for lower speed limits on the A286 to make cycling safer

Please support this petition for lower speed limits on the A286 to make cycling safer

The A286 has a history of high fatalities and injuries. It is particularly dangerous where there are many bends and a high 50 MPH speed limit. Sarah Sharp, who founded ChiCycle more than a decade ago, is meeting with the Area Highways Manager on site to support the Traffic Regulation Orders that the parishes along the road want to put in. The petition is in support the reduction in speed limit on the bends on the A286 near the Cider…

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ChiCycle sound system first outing at opening of Mark Ford’s Giant’s Head Sculpture at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

ChiCycle sound system first outing at opening of Mark Ford’s Giant’s Head Sculpture at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Contemporary woven sculptor Mark Ford has just completed an installation at Queen Elizabeth Country Park and ChiCycle provided a sound system to play Keith Sutton’s ambient synth music at the sculpture’s opening event. The event was also supported by a wonderful storyteller named Chris and a mysterious giant woodman named Russ. Below is an image gallery showing some images of the opening ceremony of the new Giant’s Head Sculpture at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Story of the Selfish Giant…

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Musical Pop-up Mini Eco-fair Summer ChiCycle Events

Musical Pop-up Mini Eco-fair Summer ChiCycle Events

With the objective of promoting walking, cycling and active travel, ChiCycle plan to hold four musical pop-up mini eco-fair events this summer. These events will include performances from an eclectic mix of local music acts and provide opportunities for other environmental groups and political parties, to run small stalls promoting their plans for achieving stainable living. Need for motor vehicle dependency will be eliminated at the events by having all equipment and musical instruments brought to venues using active modes…

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ChiCycle Position on the A27 Arundel Bypass

ChiCycle Position on the A27 Arundel Bypass

National Highways have launched their public consultation on proposals for the A27 Grey Route Arundel Bypass strategic road network expansion scheme. The the consultation web-link is available as follows: https://a27arundelbypass.consultation.ai The consultation website explains: All responses must be received by 11.59pm on Tuesday 8 March 2022. Responses received after that date may not be considered. A PDF copy of ChiCycle’s position on the grey route scheme is available on this link. The best way of responding to the consultation is…

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Legal action to preserve safe community pavements: Update, January 2022.

Legal action to preserve safe community pavements: Update, January 2022.

Refusal by West Sussex County Council (WSCC) to agree to cap legal costs leaves it prohibitively expensive to pursue a community claim to keep safe footways at Westgate/Sherborne-Rd. Map Link https://www.google.com/maps/@50.835739,-0.793768,17z Legal action to preserve safe community pavements: Update, January 2022. On behalf of ChiCycle, solicitor Alice Goodenough has sent a letter of complaint to WSCC dated 27 January 2022. This letter is available on this link (Letter HG to Council complaint 27.01.22). The County Council has refused to agree…

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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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