Peacehaven Cycleway now open

Footpath Clearance, ready for the cycle way


Footpath open and ready for use

 



By Andy Lock, on October 31st, 2016:

The footpath at the end of the A259 walking/cycling path between Newhaven and Peacehaven is being upgrade to allow cyclists. This is an ideal alternative for cyclists looking to ride between Peacehaven and Newhaven whilst avoiding the bottleneck on the approach to Downland Avenue. The official notice suggest this will be complete by the end of November.

As one of the items identified by Cycle Seahaven’s review of Peacehaven (http://cycleseahaven.org.uk/peacehaven-cycle-route-ideas-pt-2/)  it’s great to see this short section being upgraded to allow safer cycle journeys between Newhaven and Peacehaven on National Cycle Network route #2.

A259 to Ashington Gardens

Footpath ‘Peacehaven 12’ between A259 and Ashington Gardens

Additional:

Cycle Seahaven’s list of ideas for Peacehaven: http://cycleseahaven.org.uk/peacehaven-cycle-route-ideas-pt-2/

Our campaigns page: http://cycleseahaven.org.uk/campaigns/

2 comments to Peacehaven Cycleway now open

  • Clive Aberdour

    We used it last Tuesday on our touring ride to Rottingdean. It may only be a little bit of cycleway (dual use path) but it makes a big difference for cyclists! That said, I feel there is a safety hazard for young children. There needs to be something to stop youngsters on their bikes, skateboards and the like from going too fast along this path and not being able to stop before the A259. I had expected there to be some railings to stop this happening.

  • Andy Lock

    I agree, Clive. The exit is slightly downhill and onto a very narrow footway. I’ll draft something for the committee to present to the Highways team at ESCC.