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Details and criticisms of the plans shared by Highways England and West Sussex County Council to re-locate cyclists onto unsuitable pavements between Chichester and Emsworth

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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The Department of Transport Perspective on Chichester to Emsworth Shared Pavement NMU Scheme

The Department of Transport Perspective on Chichester to Emsworth Shared Pavement NMU Scheme

West Sussex County Council and Highways England intend to remove the legal footway status of the pavements through the Harbour Villages and along the A259. The intention is to re designate 4km of pavements as two way cycle tracks that pedestrians are permitted to share with all the bicycle traffic using the National South Coast Cycle Route. More details of this scheme are available here. ChiCycle, the Chichester Area District Cycle Forum and the West Sussex Cycle Forum, believe that…

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Highways England A259 Chichester-Emsworth NMU Questionnaire and Presentation documents

Highways England A259 Chichester-Emsworth NMU Questionnaire and Presentation documents

Highways England have emailed a number of people inviting feedback on their proposals to adapt the pavements on the A259 to carry a two way cycle track that will in many places be shared with pedestrians. The following links give access to documents used by Highways England when presenting the proposals for the A259 NMU scheme. 1. Story Board-Southbourne 2. Story Board-Sbourne to NBourne 3. Story Board-Nutbourne 4. Story Board-Bosham 5. Story Board-Bosham to Fishbourne 6. Story Board-Fishbourne Chemroute factsheet…

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A27 NMU Link Improvements Package Response from Michael Neville Bosham Parish Councillor

A27 NMU Link Improvements Package Response from Michael Neville Bosham Parish Councillor

Michael Neville is a Bosham Parish Councillor and a lecturer at Chichester College. He is a committed environmentalist and has always commuted between his home and collage on his bicycle apart from a few extremely rare occasions when he used to bring in a vintage car on dry summer days. Mike has a young family and often brings his kids to work with them riding in a bike trailer so they can attend the College crèche. He has been living…

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Fishbourne Road East is NOT a Quiet Road Suitable for Cyclists to Share the Road-space with Motor-vehicles

Fishbourne Road East is NOT a Quiet Road Suitable for Cyclists to Share the Road-space with Motor-vehicles

ChiCycle will shortly be writing to Highways England in the hope of correcting misrepresentations they have made in recent presentations. On Friday the 5th of February 2021, ChiCycle members attended a virtual meeting hosted by Highways England about their proposed for an NMU scheme that intends to move cyclists onto shared pavements on the majority of the route between Chichester and Emsworth. While presenting the NMU proposal Helen Littler of wsp.com claimed that traffic data indicates that Fishbourne Road East…

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Safety Concerns over Highways England Proposal to Convert Pavements into Cycle Tracks between Chichester and Emsworth

Safety Concerns over Highways England Proposal to Convert Pavements into Cycle Tracks between Chichester and Emsworth

ChiCycle will be contacting Chris Heaton-Harris (the minister for cycling and walking) and Baroness Vere of Norbiton (the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport) to get national governments official response to the following concerns. Highways England proposals to convert West Sussex pavements into shared use cycle tracks between Chichester and Emsworth contravene Department for Transport standards for road safety! The A27DesignatedFunds@highwaysengland.co.uk Chichester to Emsworth Route for Non-Motorised Users is a scheme 8.85 km in length that…

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Chichester Observer reports A259 Conversion of Pavements to Shared Use Cycle Tracks

Chichester Observer reports A259 Conversion of Pavements to Shared Use Cycle Tracks

On the 17th February 2021 the Chichester Post published a story explaining scepticism from residents after proposals were revealed to narrow a road in Emsworth, to make way for a ‘shared use pavement’, and to relocate a Southbourne bus stop, to allow a narrow pavement to be used as a two-way cycle-track. Full details of the story can be read here: Latest proposals for ‘two-way cycle track’ between Emsworth and Chichester divide opinion. Andrew Gould, Gabby Adams and Mark Record…

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Controversial Plans to Convert A259 pavements into Cycle-Tracks

Controversial Plans to Convert A259 pavements into Cycle-Tracks

On Friday the 5th of February 2021,  ChiCycle members Gabby Adams, Sarah-Sharp and Mark Record attended a virtual meeting hosted by Highways England. This meeting was held to discuss revised proposals described as improvements to the Chichester to Emsworth Route for non-motorised users. The meeting was attended by approximately 30 people representing the Borne communities, and advocates for pedestrians, cyclists and people with sensory impairment. There was wide concern over the proposal to convert pavements along the A259 into shared…

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