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As part of the Government’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) initiative the County Council is consulting interested parties regarding a permanent cycling facility in Upper Shoreham Road between the Old Shoreham Tollbridge and Holmbush Roundabout, and measures to reduce the impact of traffic in Middle Road and Eastern Avenue, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Background

In Summer 2020 West Sussex County Council responded to a challenge from Central Government to provide measures to cater for a predicted upsurge in walking and cycling following the end of the Covid 19 Lockdown. Temporary facilities were installed in various locations throughout the County. Of the measures installed the Upper Shoreham Road cycle route was deemed to be successful in terms of usage and as a result the Council engaged with the public in Spring 2021 to gauge support for a permanent improvement on this corridor as well as supporting improvements on the surrounding road network. This process has identified significant local support for the installation of the following:


Measure

Support

A permanent high quality cycling facility on Upper Shoreham Road

65%

Measures to reduce the impact of traffic on Middle Road

71%

Measures to reduce the impact of traffic on Eastern Avenue

67%

A crossing facility to link USR to the Old Shoreham Toll Bridge

74%


Table 1 – Headline support for potential improvements.

The scheme will aim to bring many benefits to the local area such as improved air quality, increased safety and better opportunities for walking and cycling. The scheme would also provide a safer route linking Shoreham and Lancing, and help school pupils travel to and from The Shoreham Academy and the Sir Robert Woodard Academy. Such improvements would be in line with Adur and Worthing Council’s Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) by supporting journeys to and from school, commuting, shopping and other everyday trips.


The consultation seeks the following:

Your views on the layout of cycle facility options on Upper Shoreham Road, being either:

  • (1A): A single direction cycleway on both sides of Upper Shoreham Road, (this being separate from the adjacent pavement), or
  • (1B): A bi-directional cycleway on the south side of Upper Shoreham Road, again, separate from the adjacent pavement.

We also want your broader views on the concept of:

  • (2) Measures to reduce the impact of traffic in Middle Road and Eastern Avenue and improvements to the junction of Middle Road and Eastern Avenue.


We are hoping to understand people’s opinions on the options and measures now proposed. We are very mindful that this is a residential area so would want to construct schemes that enhance the local community and crucially take into account key issues such as parking, deliveries, access to properties and public transport.

The Consultation response regarding the Upper Shoreham Road Cycleway will assist the Council in selecting which scheme option to take forward to construction.

Your views on measures to reduce the impact of traffic in Middle Road and Eastern Avenue and the Middle Road/Eastern Avenue junction improvement. (2) will be used to develop proposals which will be subject to more detailed consultation in the future.

Steyning Road Crossing Point

In addition to the schemes mentioned above the Council will be taking forward plans for a signal controlled crossing point on Steyning Road between the Tollbridge and Upper Shoreham Road – the details will be subject to a separate consultation process later this year. The Council is not consulting further on this proposal at this time.

To view the two options please click on the following links:

Option 1A - One way both sides

Option 1B - Two way South side


To view the measures for Middle Road/Eastern Avenue and surrounding area, please click on the following link:

Eastern Avenue/Middle Road Measures


Please note that the engagement mapping area will not be in use during the Full Public Consultation




Have your say

Full public consultation is now open for Shoreham-by-Sea.

We would welcome your views on the online questionnaire.

As part of the Government’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) initiative the County Council is consulting interested parties regarding a permanent cycling facility in Upper Shoreham Road between the Old Shoreham Tollbridge and Holmbush Roundabout, and measures to reduce the impact of traffic in Middle Road and Eastern Avenue, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Background

In Summer 2020 West Sussex County Council responded to a challenge from Central Government to provide measures to cater for a predicted upsurge in walking and cycling following the end of the Covid 19 Lockdown. Temporary facilities were installed in various locations throughout the County. Of the measures installed the Upper Shoreham Road cycle route was deemed to be successful in terms of usage and as a result the Council engaged with the public in Spring 2021 to gauge support for a permanent improvement on this corridor as well as supporting improvements on the surrounding road network. This process has identified significant local support for the installation of the following:


Measure

Support

A permanent high quality cycling facility on Upper Shoreham Road

65%

Measures to reduce the impact of traffic on Middle Road

71%

Measures to reduce the impact of traffic on Eastern Avenue

67%

A crossing facility to link USR to the Old Shoreham Toll Bridge

74%


Table 1 – Headline support for potential improvements.

The scheme will aim to bring many benefits to the local area such as improved air quality, increased safety and better opportunities for walking and cycling. The scheme would also provide a safer route linking Shoreham and Lancing, and help school pupils travel to and from The Shoreham Academy and the Sir Robert Woodard Academy. Such improvements would be in line with Adur and Worthing Council’s Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) by supporting journeys to and from school, commuting, shopping and other everyday trips.


The consultation seeks the following:

Your views on the layout of cycle facility options on Upper Shoreham Road, being either:

  • (1A): A single direction cycleway on both sides of Upper Shoreham Road, (this being separate from the adjacent pavement), or
  • (1B): A bi-directional cycleway on the south side of Upper Shoreham Road, again, separate from the adjacent pavement.

We also want your broader views on the concept of:

  • (2) Measures to reduce the impact of traffic in Middle Road and Eastern Avenue and improvements to the junction of Middle Road and Eastern Avenue.


We are hoping to understand people’s opinions on the options and measures now proposed. We are very mindful that this is a residential area so would want to construct schemes that enhance the local community and crucially take into account key issues such as parking, deliveries, access to properties and public transport.

The Consultation response regarding the Upper Shoreham Road Cycleway will assist the Council in selecting which scheme option to take forward to construction.

Your views on measures to reduce the impact of traffic in Middle Road and Eastern Avenue and the Middle Road/Eastern Avenue junction improvement. (2) will be used to develop proposals which will be subject to more detailed consultation in the future.

Steyning Road Crossing Point

In addition to the schemes mentioned above the Council will be taking forward plans for a signal controlled crossing point on Steyning Road between the Tollbridge and Upper Shoreham Road – the details will be subject to a separate consultation process later this year. The Council is not consulting further on this proposal at this time.

To view the two options please click on the following links:

Option 1A - One way both sides

Option 1B - Two way South side


To view the measures for Middle Road/Eastern Avenue and surrounding area, please click on the following link:

Eastern Avenue/Middle Road Measures


Please note that the engagement mapping area will not be in use during the Full Public Consultation




Have your say

Full public consultation is now open for Shoreham-by-Sea.

We would welcome your views on the online questionnaire.

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    WSCC is currently looking to develop a high quality scheme for the Shoreham area that could bring many benefits to the local area such as improved air quality, increased safety and better opportunities for walking and cycling. A scheme could also provide a safer route linking Shoreham and Lancing, and help school pupils travel to and from The Shoreham Academy and the Sir Robert Woodard Academy.

    Upper Shoreham Road, Middle Road and Eastern Avenue are being considered for walking and cycling improvements as part of the Government’s Active Travel Fund (ATF). Progressing with these improvements is subject to full consultation with all stakeholders so that they can be submitted to the Department for Transport in a bid for funding later this year.

    Initial thoughts from Adur and Worthing Council’s Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) show that any improvements should support journeys to and from school, commuting, shopping and other everyday trips. The types of potential improvements we could make include:

    • Upper Shoreham Road segregated cycle ways
    • Changes to the way vehicles travel through Eastern Avenue. For example, discouraging rat-running traffic to make it a more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists and changing road layout to create space for pedestrians and cyclists
    • Changes to the way vehicles travel through Middle Road. For example, discouraging rat-running traffic to make it a more attractive route for pedestrians and cyclists and changing road layout to create space for pedestrians and cyclists
    • A permanent signalised crossing improvement on the A283 near its junction with the Upper Shoreham Road to connect the Downs Link with St Nicholas Lane

    This engagement follows on from community comments already received from recent surveys. We are hoping to understand people’s opinions on what type of high quality scheme they may wish to see in their local area. We are very mindful that this is a residential area so would want to construct a scheme that enhances the local community and crucially takes into account key issues such as parking, deliveries access to properties and public transport.

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