SCATE held a very positive meeting with the National Park authority about our Transport Vision and the need to promote more sustainable transport within and to the Park (for the Park’s own sake and for carbon reduction reasons).
SCATE agreed to draw up a network of on road routes that are needed for sustainable transport; primarily for cycling, but can include walking (crossing major roads), bus routes and links to train stations. This will then be presented to the Park Authority to create an official map and to work with them to achieve changes where they can be made.
So if you know of a missing link that is deterring you, or is very unpleasant or dangerous to use, please let us know about it (you can tell us about as many as you like). For example, if you live in Lewes you might want to nominate the A273 going out of Lewes through Offham – it’s a fast and busy road and a barrier to people cycling out to Hamsey, or the quiet lanes around Cooksbridge.
Please email Vic Ient on firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. Please name the road and specify the section where you feel something needs to be done. If possible say what the main issues are and what would make it feel safer and more pleasant to use the route: suggestion! s could include:
- segregated cycle lanes
- off-road cycle track
- lower speed limit
- green lane implementation (changing the feel of the road to one where walking and cycling are to be expected)
- better road crossing (could be for people walking as well as cycling)
- any other suggestions you have
If you feel a particular location or road should have a bus service (and isn’t currently served) let us know about it and any other infrastructure needed, such as bus stops. If a place is currently served by bus but poorly and needs improvements, let us know where these are too and what could be improved.
Finally, any trains stations which need better links to the National Park – what deters you or others from using them?
Many! thanks in advance – please share with others who might have suggestions and maybe quiz people who drive too to get a sense of what stops them from leaving their car at home.