Q. What am I being consulted on?

A. A 2km long shared-use facility, for walking and cycling, which will be separated from the main carriageway along the A24.

Q. What will the shared-use facility look like?

A. Widening of footways to provide space for pedestrians and cyclists and junction improvements to allow priority across the junction for those using the route.

Q. When does the consultation run from / to?

A. The consultation period runs for 4 weeks between 19th July 2021 and 5th August 2021.

Q. What will the benefits of the scheme be?

A. The scheme will improve the connection from South Downs National Park gateway of Findon Village with Findon Valley and its local businesses, whilst enabling onward connection to Worthing and its transport hubs as well as the Sussex Coast via the existing cycle network. The scheme is a stated priority in both the West Sussex Walking & Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 and the Worthing Borough Council Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

Q. Where can I comment on the proposals?

A. To get involved please visit our website at www.westsussex.gov.uk/a24-findon. Alternatively you can e-mail us at activetravel@westsussex.gov.uk or call us on 01243 642105. For deaf or hard of hearing customers with the NGT texting app installed on their device, you can contact us on 18001.

Q. How much is the scheme likely to cost?

A. We anticipate construction costs to be in the region of £1.2M.

Q. How is the scheme being funded?

A. Funds have been successfully secured from phase 2 of the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund.

Q. When is the scheme likely to be constructed?

A. We anticipate that construction of the scheme will commence in the middle of 2022.

Q. Where can I find out more information about WSCC’s Active Travel Fund programme’?

A. Further information can be found on the County’s Active Travel page which can be accessed via www.westsussex.gov.uk/activetravel

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