Proposed walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure improvements
West Sussex County Council are working to improve walking, cycling and public transport networks across West Sussex. By encouraging more walking and cycling, particularly for shorter journeys such as trips to education, and improving public transport, we can help to create safer, more pleasant places in which to live, work and do business.
Underpinning our approach to improving the transport network within the county is the West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 – 2036 (opens in new window)(External link). It sets out how the County Council intends to address a number of challenges, including climate change, congestion, public health and road safety. It also identifies priorities for the Chichester area.
Two potential improvement schemes in Chichester are being developed as part of our Strategic Transport Investment Programme (STIP). The schemes are:
- A286 Oaklands Way Cycle Scheme
- A285 Chichester to Tangmere Sustainable Transport Corridor
These schemes were identified as they have the potential to provide off-road cycle facilities on routes that connect key education, employment, public transport, services and development sites. The schemes also have the potential to support routes identified by Chichester District Council in the Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan (opens in new window)(External link). The A285 corridor scheme could also provide improved bus priority.
We’re now seeking initial views on the types of improvements needed in these locations. The comments we receive will help inform the development of more detailed proposals and enable us to seek future funding opportunities.
In response to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, the County Council introduced a temporary ‘pop-up’ cycle lane along the A286 between Northgate Gyratory and New Park Road roundabout. We have listened to the feedback received about that scheme and intend to develop solutions that respond to the concerns raised at that time.
The initial engagement period will close on Sunday 30 April 2023 at 23:59.
To find out more and how to provide feedback, visit the link below: