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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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Could Chichester Copy South Fulham Traffic, Congestion and Pollution Reduction scheme?

Could Chichester Copy South Fulham Traffic, Congestion and Pollution Reduction scheme?

Fulham council web page explains their new Traffic, Congestion and Pollution Reduction Scheme (TCPR). It was launched in July 2020. Since the TCPR trial scheme began, traffic has reduced by 75% in the streets to the east of Wandsworth Bridge Road (WBR) and by 12% on Wandsworth Bridge Road! https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/transport-and-roads/south-fulham-traffic-congestion-and-pollution-reduction-scheme Westgate is a key walking and cycling route to the West of Chichester but currently suffers from heavy traffic. Particularly during rush hour, the heavy traffic creates a hostile environment…

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Motherload 28-29th August Evening Bike Powered Presentations about Family Cargo-bikes

Motherload 28-29th August Evening Bike Powered Presentations about Family Cargo-bikes

Images from Sunday 29th August Motherload presentation Link to larger format image Link to larger format image Link to larger format image Link to larger format image Link to larger format image Link to larger format image Link to larger format image Link to larger format image Link to larger format image A few images from the Saturday night cargo bike presentation are also available at the bottom of this post! Met office now says the weather will be ideal…

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ChiCycle position on the proposed A259 Chichester to Emsworth conversion of pavements to shared use cycle tracks

ChiCycle position on the proposed A259 Chichester to Emsworth conversion of pavements to shared use cycle tracks

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and Highways England (HE) have opened a public consultation on the A27 Designated Funds NMU scheme between Chichester and Emsworth. The scheme mainly consists of relocating cyclists onto the A259 pavements and the removal of the existing on carriageway cycle lanes. Webpage for the A27 Designated Funds NMU consultation is available here Consultation closing date is 23rd Sept 2021 Email to send consultation responses A27DesignatedFunds@highwaysengland.co.uk Contact number for the consultation Tel: 0300 123 5000 We…

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Jonathan Fulford gives his first impressions of the Chichester to Emsworth Highways England proposals for shared use pavements

Jonathan Fulford gives his first impressions of the Chichester to Emsworth Highways England proposals for shared use pavements

There was zoom meeting on Mon 19th held by HE re the Chem route, I can only think I was invited because I am a parish councillor on the route, I could not see everyone who was there. There were some other councillors from other councils. For some reason we were asked not to discuss it until Thurs so I didn’t but on checking it is now Thurs! They did not say what time! It was a presentation on zoom…

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A Recommended Action, Oppose the Inappropriate Conversion of Westgate Pavements into Shared Use Cycle Tracks

A Recommended Action, Oppose the Inappropriate Conversion of Westgate Pavements into Shared Use Cycle Tracks

The consultation period for Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) CHS9038RC closes on the 5th August 2021. ChiCycle advise that this TRO does contain some welcome changes (New Zebra Crossings) that should be encouraged; Other elements in this order might become worthwhile infrastructure with improved design (e.g. a Dutch Style Roundabout); However, we believe the creation of sub standard shared cycle tracks around the Sherborne-Rd/Westgate junction (TRO items iii & iv) should be strongly opposed for the following reasons: Cyclists will round…

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ChiCycle Comments on Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) CHS9038RC interventions at Westgate/Orchard-St junction

ChiCycle Comments on Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) CHS9038RC interventions at Westgate/Orchard-St junction

Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) CHS9038RC is open for objections and comments from the public until the close of its consultation period on the 5th August 2021. If you feel these points are worthy of consideration by WSCC, please write to them expressing your views. Thomas Jarvis (of Haywards Heath) has kindly provided ChiCycle with a detailed assessment of where WSCC proposals at this junction (and surrounding roads) could be improved.  A great many comments included in this post are based…

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ChiCycle Perspective on the West of Chichester Development Southern Access Road

ChiCycle Perspective on the West of Chichester Development Southern Access Road

The Modification of the Road Network to Carry Motor Vehicle Traffic from the West of Chichester 1,600 Home Greenfield Development Site and also Indirectly from the B2178 Funtington Road, into the Heart of the Westgate/Parklands Residential Area of Chichester, is Inappropriate! To view the virtual exhibition of plans for the outline planning for Phase 2 of the West of Chichester Development, you may follow this link: https://vpc.tetratecheurope.com/engage/westchichesterpart2/ a large downloadable PDF version is available here. A large PDF file containing the 12 drawings…

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