B2144 Oving Road, A259 Shoreham-to-Brighton and Lancing and Sompting cycle routes engagement

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Walking and cycling improvements

We are looking at improving walking and cycling facilities across West Sussex. By encouraging more walking and cycling, particularly for shorter journeys, we can help to reduce congestion on our already busy road network. We’ll also help to improve air quality and 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 emerging West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 - 2036 (a link to which is provided under project documents). It sets out how the county is intending to address a number of challenges, including climate change, congestion and road safety.

Three locations have been identified as part of our Strategic Transport Investment Programme (STIP). These locations are:

  • B2144, Oving Road, Chichester between A259 Needlemakers in the west and A27/Oving Road junction in the east
  • Lancing and Sompting:
    1. Red Route: A27/Busticle Lane in the north to A259/Western Road in the south
    2. Orange Route: A27/Grinstead Lane in the north to A259/South Street in the south
    3. Green Route: Lambleys Lane/Upper Brighton Road in the west to A2025 Grinstead Lane/Crabtree Lane in the east
  • A259 Shoreham to Brighton, from A259/East Street in the west to the county border in the east.

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.

Engagement and Consultation

A two-phased approach is being adopted to the three schemes:

  • Phase 1 – initial engagement
  • Phase 2 – formal consultation

We are now undertaking phase 1 of the consultation – initial engagement.

The purpose of this initial engagement period is to raise awareness of the scheme proposals and provide the earliest opportunity to give feedback. The comments we receive will help identify key constraints, issues and opportunities that will be used to help shape the proposals before they are presented at the phase 2 formal consultation later this year.

We would like to hear your views on the proposed schemes so please complete the questionnaire and provide your comments on the interactive maps.

The initial engagement period has been extended and will now close on 12 April 2022.

B2144 Oving Road, Chichester

Background

In 2019, we commissioned the Phase 1 Chichester Area Sustainable Transport Package Feasibility Study to identify a list of transport infrastructure improvements to support the delivery of the Chichester Local Plan (2014-2029).

One of the priorities identified from this was the Sustainable Transport Corridor, with improvements to sustainable transport facilities along Oving Road.

Linking local destinations

A range of improvements are being considered along Oving Road, between the A27 Chichester Bypass in the east and the A259 Needlemakers in the west. These include:

  • Dedicated space for cycling
  • Wider footways and/or areas of shared space
  • Raised tables along some side road junctions to reduce vehicle speeds and make it safer and easier to cross for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Converting sections of the road to one-way in order to improve traffic flow

The improvements would help connect areas to the East of Chichester, such as Shopwhyke and Tangmere, to the city centre. This would improve the link between employment and leisure opportunities in Chichester with more residential areas.

In developing more specific proposals along Oving Road, a number of design challenges need to be taken into account. These include the need to maintain existing on-street parking along certain sections of the route and the need to ensure bus services are still able to operate effectively.

It will therefore be important to balance the needs of different road users when designing a scheme here.


A259 Shoreham to Brighton and Hove border

Background

We previously commissioned the Shoreham Area Sustainable Transport Package to identify a package of transport improvements in the Shoreham area that will support growth in the local vicinity. This identified the potential for a cycle route along the A259 from Shoreham towards Brighton and Hove.

A significant amount of redevelopment is proposed along the A259 corridor in Shoreham and so it is important that cycle infrastructure is provided to encourage sustainable travel choices.

Linking local destinations

A range of improvements are being considered along the A259 in Shoreham, between the junction with East Street in the west and the Brighton and Hove border in the east. These improvements would be in addition to the potential schemes on the Middle Road and Upper Shoreham Road Corridors, where designs are currently being developed and amended following public engagement in Summer 2021.

The A259 improvements would provide a safer, more desirable and direct route for the National Cycle Network route 2 (NCN2) and help improve links to local destinations, including:

  • Shoreham Town Centre
  • Railway stations
  • Retail locations and other local businesses
  • Kingston Beach
  • Shoreham Port

Ongoing discussion is also taking place with Brighton & Hove City Council about the potential to improve cycle facilities further east along the A259 to Hove Lagoon and beyond.

About the proposals

The types of proposals being considered include:

  • A dedicated, two-way space for cycling, separated from the carriageway
  • Widened footways and/or shared use paths
  • Raised tables along some side road junctions to reduce vehicle speeds and make it safer and easier to cross for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Floating bus stops, where space allows, to provide continuous cycle provision
  • Improved bus stop facilities
  • New and improved crossings to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the A259
  • Cyclist-priority traffic signals

By rerouting the NCN2 along the A259, the route would reduce in length by 25%, from its current 6.8km to 5.5km to Hove Lagoon. This would make the route more appealing, resulting in an increased number of cyclists and a reduced number of vehicles within the area, improving both air and noise pollution.

All road users will be considered in the scheme design, for example by maintaining existing on-street parking and highway capacity, where possible, and by improving bus stops, but by also ensuring that the new provision for cyclists is of high quality.


Lancing & Sompting

Background

We previously commissioned the Shoreham Area Sustainable Transport Package to identify a package of transport improvements in the Shoreham area that will support growth in the local vicinity. This identified the potential for a network of cycle routes across Lancing and Sompting.

There are a number of development sites within the area, such as New Monks Farm, Lancing, and at West Sompting, which mean it is important to develop proposals for high quality cycle infrastructure that could serve these developments as well as the existing communities in Lancing and Sompting.

Linking local destinations

A range of proposals are being considered along three main corridors through Lancing and Sompting to improve cycling connections to employment sites, education, retail, community and leisure destinations.

These consist of two north-south corridors using Western Road/Busticle Lane to the west and Grinstead Lane/South Street to the east. An east-west route could also connect these two routes along Upper Brighton Road, Cokeham Road and Crabtree Lane.

About the proposals

The types of proposals being considered include:

  • A dedicated, two-way space for cycling, separated from the carriageway
  • Widened footways and/or shared use paths
  • Reduced speed limits to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in some locations
  • Raised tables along some side road junctions to reduce vehicle speeds and improve the crossing of pedestrians and cyclists
  • Improved bus stops
  • New and improved crossings to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road

Any improvements to the north-south corridors have the potential to connect to the NCN2 that runs along the coast.

In developing more specific proposals in Lancing and Sompting, a number of design challenges need to be taken into account. These include the need to maintain existing on-street parking along certain sections of the route and the need to ensure bus services are still able to operate efficiently and effectively.




Accessibility Statement

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 642105 or via email at activetravel@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 642105.

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement, for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found right at the bottom of this page.

Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, then please contact us on 0330 222 2146 or at haveyoursay@westussex.gov.uk.


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Walking and cycling improvements

We are looking at improving walking and cycling facilities across West Sussex. By encouraging more walking and cycling, particularly for shorter journeys, we can help to reduce congestion on our already busy road network. We’ll also help to improve air quality and 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 emerging West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 - 2036 (a link to which is provided under project documents). It sets out how the county is intending to address a number of challenges, including climate change, congestion and road safety.

Three locations have been identified as part of our Strategic Transport Investment Programme (STIP). These locations are:

  • B2144, Oving Road, Chichester between A259 Needlemakers in the west and A27/Oving Road junction in the east
  • Lancing and Sompting:
    1. Red Route: A27/Busticle Lane in the north to A259/Western Road in the south
    2. Orange Route: A27/Grinstead Lane in the north to A259/South Street in the south
    3. Green Route: Lambleys Lane/Upper Brighton Road in the west to A2025 Grinstead Lane/Crabtree Lane in the east
  • A259 Shoreham to Brighton, from A259/East Street in the west to the county border in the east.

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.

Engagement and Consultation

A two-phased approach is being adopted to the three schemes:

  • Phase 1 – initial engagement
  • Phase 2 – formal consultation

We are now undertaking phase 1 of the consultation – initial engagement.

The purpose of this initial engagement period is to raise awareness of the scheme proposals and provide the earliest opportunity to give feedback. The comments we receive will help identify key constraints, issues and opportunities that will be used to help shape the proposals before they are presented at the phase 2 formal consultation later this year.

We would like to hear your views on the proposed schemes so please complete the questionnaire and provide your comments on the interactive maps.

The initial engagement period has been extended and will now close on 12 April 2022.

B2144 Oving Road, Chichester

Background

In 2019, we commissioned the Phase 1 Chichester Area Sustainable Transport Package Feasibility Study to identify a list of transport infrastructure improvements to support the delivery of the Chichester Local Plan (2014-2029).

One of the priorities identified from this was the Sustainable Transport Corridor, with improvements to sustainable transport facilities along Oving Road.

Linking local destinations

A range of improvements are being considered along Oving Road, between the A27 Chichester Bypass in the east and the A259 Needlemakers in the west. These include:

  • Dedicated space for cycling
  • Wider footways and/or areas of shared space
  • Raised tables along some side road junctions to reduce vehicle speeds and make it safer and easier to cross for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Converting sections of the road to one-way in order to improve traffic flow

The improvements would help connect areas to the East of Chichester, such as Shopwhyke and Tangmere, to the city centre. This would improve the link between employment and leisure opportunities in Chichester with more residential areas.

In developing more specific proposals along Oving Road, a number of design challenges need to be taken into account. These include the need to maintain existing on-street parking along certain sections of the route and the need to ensure bus services are still able to operate effectively.

It will therefore be important to balance the needs of different road users when designing a scheme here.


A259 Shoreham to Brighton and Hove border

Background

We previously commissioned the Shoreham Area Sustainable Transport Package to identify a package of transport improvements in the Shoreham area that will support growth in the local vicinity. This identified the potential for a cycle route along the A259 from Shoreham towards Brighton and Hove.

A significant amount of redevelopment is proposed along the A259 corridor in Shoreham and so it is important that cycle infrastructure is provided to encourage sustainable travel choices.

Linking local destinations

A range of improvements are being considered along the A259 in Shoreham, between the junction with East Street in the west and the Brighton and Hove border in the east. These improvements would be in addition to the potential schemes on the Middle Road and Upper Shoreham Road Corridors, where designs are currently being developed and amended following public engagement in Summer 2021.

The A259 improvements would provide a safer, more desirable and direct route for the National Cycle Network route 2 (NCN2) and help improve links to local destinations, including:

  • Shoreham Town Centre
  • Railway stations
  • Retail locations and other local businesses
  • Kingston Beach
  • Shoreham Port

Ongoing discussion is also taking place with Brighton & Hove City Council about the potential to improve cycle facilities further east along the A259 to Hove Lagoon and beyond.

About the proposals

The types of proposals being considered include:

  • A dedicated, two-way space for cycling, separated from the carriageway
  • Widened footways and/or shared use paths
  • Raised tables along some side road junctions to reduce vehicle speeds and make it safer and easier to cross for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Floating bus stops, where space allows, to provide continuous cycle provision
  • Improved bus stop facilities
  • New and improved crossings to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the A259
  • Cyclist-priority traffic signals

By rerouting the NCN2 along the A259, the route would reduce in length by 25%, from its current 6.8km to 5.5km to Hove Lagoon. This would make the route more appealing, resulting in an increased number of cyclists and a reduced number of vehicles within the area, improving both air and noise pollution.

All road users will be considered in the scheme design, for example by maintaining existing on-street parking and highway capacity, where possible, and by improving bus stops, but by also ensuring that the new provision for cyclists is of high quality.


Lancing & Sompting

Background

We previously commissioned the Shoreham Area Sustainable Transport Package to identify a package of transport improvements in the Shoreham area that will support growth in the local vicinity. This identified the potential for a network of cycle routes across Lancing and Sompting.

There are a number of development sites within the area, such as New Monks Farm, Lancing, and at West Sompting, which mean it is important to develop proposals for high quality cycle infrastructure that could serve these developments as well as the existing communities in Lancing and Sompting.

Linking local destinations

A range of proposals are being considered along three main corridors through Lancing and Sompting to improve cycling connections to employment sites, education, retail, community and leisure destinations.

These consist of two north-south corridors using Western Road/Busticle Lane to the west and Grinstead Lane/South Street to the east. An east-west route could also connect these two routes along Upper Brighton Road, Cokeham Road and Crabtree Lane.

About the proposals

The types of proposals being considered include:

  • A dedicated, two-way space for cycling, separated from the carriageway
  • Widened footways and/or shared use paths
  • Reduced speed limits to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in some locations
  • Raised tables along some side road junctions to reduce vehicle speeds and improve the crossing of pedestrians and cyclists
  • Improved bus stops
  • New and improved crossings to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road

Any improvements to the north-south corridors have the potential to connect to the NCN2 that runs along the coast.

In developing more specific proposals in Lancing and Sompting, a number of design challenges need to be taken into account. These include the need to maintain existing on-street parking along certain sections of the route and the need to ensure bus services are still able to operate efficiently and effectively.




Accessibility Statement

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 642105 or via email at activetravel@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 642105.

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement, for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found right at the bottom of this page.

Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, then please contact us on 0330 222 2146 or at haveyoursay@westussex.gov.uk.


Survey web browser compatibility

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B2144 Oving Road, Chichester

5 months


Key:



Location of proposed improvements


Pin boundary


How to use the map: 

  1. Click above to open the map
  2. Once opened, you’ll be able to see the proposed new route. You can zoom in and out, and drag to move around the screen 
  3. To see other users’ thoughts, simply click on pins that appear on the map
  4. Adding a pin: click the + button on the left-hand side to choose a pin. Drag and drop a pin onto the map, where you can leave a comment or image. 

Everything you put on the map is accessible to others, so it is encouraged not to reveal any personal information. 

Please note that the location of the route is subject to further design development and formal consultation later this year. 

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A259 Shoreham to Brighton and Hove border

5 months

Key:



Location of proposed improvements


Pin boundary


How to use the map: 

  1. Click above to open the map
  2. Once opened, you’ll be able to see the proposed new route. You can zoom in and out, and drag to move around the screen 
  3. To see other users’ thoughts, simply click on pins that appear on the map
  4. Adding a pin: click the + button on the left-hand side to choose a pin. Drag and drop a pin onto the map, where you can leave a comment or image. 

Everything you put on the map is accessible to others, so it is encouraged not to reveal any personal information. 

Please note that the location of the route is subject to further design development and formal consultation later this year. 

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Lancing and Sompting

5 months

Key:



Red Route


Orange Route


Green Route


Pin Boundary


How to use the map: 

  1. Click above to open the map
  2. Once opened, you’ll be able to see the proposed new route. You can zoom in and out, and drag to move around the screen 
  3. To see other users’ thoughts, simply click on pins that appear on the map
  4. Adding a pin: click the + button on the left-hand side to choose a pin. Drag and drop a pin onto the map, where you can leave a comment or image. 

Everything you put on the map is accessible to others, so it is encouraged not to reveal any personal information. 

Please note that the location of the route is subject to further design development and formal consultation later this year. 

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