Entries by Simon McFarlane

Surface upgrade on Falmer Road Multi-user Path between Woodingdean and Falmer

Update below from ESCC: In 2013, a partnership scheme between Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC), East Sussex County Council (ESCC), the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), with funding support from the Department for Transport, installed an unbound path along a permissive bridleway adjacent to Falmer Road between Woodingdean and Falmer. On the doorstep […]

Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan – Public Consultation

The public consultation for the Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is open from 30th October 2020 for a six-week period. This is East Sussex County Council’s (ESCC) proposed plan for the next 10 years. https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/escc-lcwip-2020/ Alongside the consultation, ESCC are also proposing to commission a feasibility study to identify the potential for providing […]

Exceat Replacement Bridge Project – an update

Following on from the consultation, the Exceat Replacement Bridge Project feedback has been posted on ESCC website. Over 1000 responses were received! You can read the full feedback here: https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/economy-transport-environment/exceat-replacement-bridge-project/ I’m quite disappointed to see that little attention has been paid to the comments / concerns we highlighted. There is also confirmation that the project […]

Why the Highway Code should protect riding two abreast

If you’ve not heard yet The Highway Code is under review. The proposal is to amend The Highway Code to introduce a hierarchy of road users, clarify pedestrian and cyclist priority, establish safer overtaking. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-the-highway-code-to-improve-road-safety-for-cyclists-pedestrians-and-horse-riders Just imagine that… it would change our roads for cyclists and pedestrians. In my opinion this is way overdue. Over […]

Why the Dutch cycle…

People often comment on the Dutch and their obsession with the bicycle. Why do they cycle? The fact is they haven’t always. “Before World War II, journeys in the Netherlands were predominantly made by bike, but in the 1950s and 1960s, as car ownership rocketed, this changed. As in many countries in Europe, roads became […]

Cuckoo Trail User Survey, Autumn 2020

From Neil Smith, Chair of Hastings and St Leonards Cycling Club. “Wealden District Council is surveying users of the Cuckoo Trail, whether they are cyclists, runners or walkers. I appreciate that your members may not get this far east too often, but it would be great if local cycling clubs could respond. It’s important that […]

Starr 100 Bike Challenge – October 2020

Full details here: https://starrtrust.org/news/detail/starr-100-bike-challenge/ For more information, or to sign up email rosie@starrtrust.com   Sadly we have had to postpone our Nice to Nîmes Bike Ride this September until 2021. With all our events cancelled this year, to continue supporting our existing Starrs, we need your help! Join us on our Starr 100 Challenge • […]