Pop-up cycle lanes

Information on pop-up cycle lanes being introduced in West Sussex.

On 9 May 2020, the government outlined a £2 billion package to support active travel and help the country emerge from the coronavirus crisis.

The emergency active travel fund package included £225 million to enable local authorities to reallocate road space to walking and cycling, with pop-up cycle lanes and other temporary measures.

This aims to:

  • support the re-opening of the economy
  • help lock-in some of the significant increase in active travel seen during the lockdown period
  • reduce pressures on public transport capacity following the introduction of social distancing measures.

Pop-up cycle lane schemes

The County Council has been awarded £781,000 to allow implementation of seven new and improved pop-up cycle lane schemes, with an expectation that the facilities will be available for use by the end of  September 2020.

The schemes are being implemented as emergency measures using Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs). Accident and traffic flow data will be used, along with automatic counting equipment, to help determine whether the schemes should be adjusted, removed or made permanent.

The following locations were selected from among over 250 suggestions submitted by district and borough councils, cycle forums, and residents. Each suggestion was scored against a range of criteria, including the availability of carriageway space, with the highest scoring schemes selected for the bid.

A286 Chichester ring road (2km)

  • Start point: St Richard’s Hospital, Spitalfield Lane
  • End point: Southgate
  • Details: Lane one of the dual carriageway sections reallocated to provide lightly segregated cycle lanes in each direction. The existing cycle lane on the Northgate Gyratory system to be widened and protected with light segregation. Cycle symbols to be applied to the carriageway where light segregation is not possible. Shared bus and cycle lanes to be provided on Avenue de Chartres. A 20mph speed limit will apply to the extent of the scheme.
  • Start date: W/C 27 July 2020
  • Completion date: 20 August 2020
  • Scheme map (PDF, 5MB)
  • Provide feedback on this scheme

A259 Bognor Regis to Chichester (5km)

  • Start point: Babsham Lane, Bognor Regis
  • End point: A27, Chichester Bypass
  • Details: Vegetation clearance and siding-out to enable localised widening of the existing off-carriageway cycle track.
  • Start date: Vegetation clearance and siding-out has been completed. Localised widening work is expected to commence during September.
  • Expected completion date: Late September 2020
  • Scheme map to follow

A24 Worthing (2.9km)

  • Start point: A27, Grove Lodge Roundabout
  • End point: Union Place
  • Details: Lane one of the dual carriageway reallocated to provide lightly segregated cycle lanes in each direction. A 20mph speed limit will also be introduced.
  • Start date: 10 August 2020
  • Completion date: 11 September 2020 (Broadwater Green section completed 23 September 2020)
  • Scheme map (PDF, 5.3MB)
  • Provide feedback on this scheme

Three Bridges to Manor Royal, Crawley (1) and Pound Hill to Crawley town centre (2) (4.5km)

  • Start point: Three Bridges Station (1)
  • End point: Crossing north of Bycroft Way
  • Details: Protected on-carriageway cycle lanes will be provided on Hazelwick Avenue, connecting with the existing National Cycle Network 21 route.
  • Start date: W/C 24 August 2020
  • Completion date: 14 September 2020
  • Scheme map (PDF, 2.4MB)
  • Start point: Balcombe Road (2)
  • End point: Southgate Avenue
  • Details: Protected on-carriageway cycle lanes will be provided on Haslett Avenue to complete missing links on the existing route.
  • Start date: W/C 31 August 2020
  • Completion date: 14 September 2020
  • Scheme map (PDF, 1.9MB)
  • Provide feedback on these schemes

Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham (2.7km)

  • Start point: A283
  • End point: Holmbush roundabout
  • Details: Light segregation using traffic delineator posts will be provided on Upper Shoreham Road. The minimum width of the cycle lane will be 1.5m, although may be wider where road space allows.
  • Start date: W/C 7 September 2020
  • Completion date: 25 September 2020
  • Scheme map (PDF, 4.6MB)
  • Provide feedback on this scheme

A281/B2237 Horsham Ring Road (0.9km)

  • Start point: B2237, Worthing Road (0.9km)
  • End point: Madeira Avenue
  • Details: A protected cycle lane will be provided by reallocating lane one of the north/eastbound carriageway.
  • Start date: W/C 14 September 2020
  • Completion date: 25 September 2020
  • Scheme map (PDF, 2.7MB)
  • Provide feedback on this scheme

A22 East Grinstead (1.7km)

  • Start point: County boundary with Surrey
  • End point: Maypole Road
  • Details: Light segregation will be added to the existing cycle lane on London Road. The northern end of the lane will be extended to Felbridge. At the southern end, the lane will be extended to Maypole Road to facilitate connection with the town centre via quieter roads and NCN21.
  • Start date: W/C 7 September 2020
  • Completion date: 15 September 2020
  • Scheme maps (PDF, 2.7MB)
  • Provide feedback on this scheme

Personalised cycle training

We can offer one-to-one training for those considering returning to cycling, or already cycle and would like to gain confidence and improve their road skills. The training can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Book a cycle training course

Electric scooters

Electric scooter public rental schemes are now being trialled in parts of the UK, but currently there are no such schemes in West Sussex. The use of privately owned e-scooters on the public highway (including roads, footways and cycleways) remains prohibited by law.

 
Last updated:
24 September 2020
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