Local footpath being upgraded to allow cyclists

*** Update – 27th March 2017.  The path is now open for use.

Footpath Clearance, ready for the cycle way


Footpath open and ready for use

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/

1 comment to Local footpath being upgraded to allow cyclists

  • Clive Aberdour

    That’s great news. The building of the shared use path alongside the A259 between The Fairway and almost to Downland Avenue is, in my opinion, a major success for the Cycle Seahaven campaigners. Upgrading the last bit of path to Downland Ave for cycling is very welcome. In fact the route from Newhaven along Elphick Rd, Valley Rd, Brazen Close, The Fairway and then the shared use path alongside the A259 makes for a far better cycle route between Newhaven and Peacehaven than the NCN Route 2. Well done Andy and the other campaigners.