Five new cycle routes for Eastbourne enter consultation

Eastbourne have released plans to the public for consultation on 5 new cycle routes within the Town. Funding for these routes have already been secured with this being the final consultation before any construction works begin, which could be as early as the end of this year.

The five routes are:

  1. Horsey Way phase 1b – the final section of the Horsey Way route which will run from Eastbourne Railway Station to Ringwood Road.
    Total length 1,800m. 850m on carriageway, 900m on new shared footway, 50m on new dedicated cycleway.
  2. Eastbourne Town Centre – allowing cyclists to travel in either direction from Eastbourne railway station, via the Devonshire Quarter, to the seafront
    Total length 1,630m. 1,480m on carriageway, 50m on new shared cycleway, 100m on new dedicated cycleway
  3. Stone Cross to seafront– a shared route allowing cyclists to travel in either direction from Stone Cross, via Langney, towards the seafront
    Combined with Langney Rise: Total Length 5,900m. 390m on carriageway, 4,260m on new shared cycleway, 400m on new dedicated cycleway, 850m existing shared cycleway.
  4. Willingdon Drove – a shared route connecting Sevenoaks Road and Kingfisher Drive to the Langney Shopping Centre
    Total Length 800m. 420m on carriageway, 340m on new shared cycleway, 40m existing shared cycleway
  5. Langney Rise – a shared route which runs along the western side of Langney Rise from the shopping centre to Langney roundabout, connecting with the existing Horsey Way cycle route

Detailed posts on each of the routes will be published over the coming weeks.

Consultation on these routes were opened on the 16th August, and closes on the 24th September.

The consultation states that the routes had been heavily developed before the release of LTN1/20 in July of last year, so these proposals do not meet all of the core design principles.

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