This morning I attended latest Lewes District Council Cycling Forum.
I was pleased to hear that East Sussex County Council was awarded all the tranche 1 Emergency Active Travel Funding applied for from the Department for Transport.
This means that we will receive several 10 bike cycle racks in the Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven area.
Planning is also underway to improve the shared path at the A259 near Bishopstone and provide an improved cycle path between Newhaven and Peacehaven.
There is a short timeframe to get this work completed (part of the funding requirements of the DfT). We should see things happening by the end of the summer.
This is emergency funding to make cycling and walking easier during the pandemic. I hope that once the benefits are established these changes can become permanent.
We will be working with other local groups to campaign for further improvements with the second larger fund. Funding will be limited – but it will be a good opportunity to push forward some changes.
If anyone has any specific suggestions they would like me to investigate please let me know.