Release date: 8 March 2021
From today (Monday 8 March) you can have your say on plans that aim to bring improved air quality, increased safety and better opportunities for walking and cycling in the area.
This is a chance for residents, businesses, visitors and commuters to the Shoreham area to share initial thoughts on what ideas could work in the Upper Shoreham Road, Middle Road and Eastern Avenue area.
The initial public engagement exercise will be live from Monday 8 March until it closes on Friday 26 March.
We’re taking this step after recent surveys and engagement showed interest in what local cycling facilities residents would like to see in the area.
The feedback residents provide in the coming weeks will help produce more detailed proposals if there’s support for the plans to be developed. West Sussex County Council, the local MP and County Councillor will continue to work together while listening to residents as we move ahead. This can then be used to help bid for funding for the scheme from the Department for Transport later this year after further engagement on the plans.
Roger Elkins, Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, said: “We know residents and commuters have good local knowledge that can help shape the best way forward. There is clear interest in discussing whether the area will benefit from cycling and walking facilities, as we’ve seen from engagement and surveys with residents in the past year ranging from the temporary pop-up cycleway, to a survey from the local MP and local county councillor.
“In this next stage of engagement, we’re asking residents and others for their thoughts on the type of cycling and walking schemes that could work well in the area. You can fill in a survey and also pin your suggestions on an interactive map. If there is support to move this forward, then this feedback will help us develop a high quality scheme that enhances the local community and also takes into account key issues such as parking, deliveries to properties and public transport. Any scheme developed would involve further public consultation.”
The proposals include suggestions for a safer route linking Shoreham and Lancing and helping students to travel from their homes to Shoreham Academy and Sir Robert Woodard Academy.
To take part in the public engagement, visit the "Your Voice" Engagement Hub.