West Sussex Cycle Summit 2019: Getting Ahead of the Game

Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, 15 November 2019 - 12:45pm
Horsham Town Hall

Please note – this event is by invitation only.

The two previous Summits were organised and run by the West Sussex Cycle Forum - 2016 and 2017.  They focused on the benefits of cycling to the world at large.

This Summit is focused on getting the practicalities done. It’s fine to have a set of aspirations but they need to be put in place. One of the biggest obstacles is that the local planning authorities get to hear of major developments long before the County Council is officially consulted. How much better would it be to get the discussions started before they get too far.

The Summit is for planners at District, Borough and County level to explore opportunities to work together to take out the road blocks to ‘designing in’ an infrastructure that works in favour of active travel in all its forms.



West Sussex Cycle Summit 2019: Getting Ahead of the Game


Welcome to the West Sussex Cycle Summit 2019: Getting Ahead of the Game! This afternoon you will hear how cycling improvements are secured through the planning system and during the discussion section we would like to hear your thoughts about how further improvements might be secured in the future. You will also hear about the progress being made on the West Sussex Walking & Cycling Strategy 2016-2026 and learn from industry experts about how Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) are helping to identify future priorities.

To facilitate the discussion session delegates are encouraged to think about how new developments in West Sussex might be improved in order to increase levels of cycling to work and school, and to increase the amount of high quality cycling infrastructure at new development sites.




Welcome and Update on the West SussexWalking & Cycling Strategy 2016-2026

Roger Elkins,Cabinet Member forHighways and Infrastructure,West Sussex County Council



Securing Cycling ImprovementsThrough the Planning Process

Steven Shaw,County Highways (Development Management) Team Manager,West Sussex County Council



The Government’s Aspiration for Cyclingand Examples of Good Practice

Roger Geffen,Policy Director,Cycling UK



Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans:Planning Ahead for Delivery

Andy Winmill,Associate Director(Sustainable Mobility),WSP



Adur & Worthing Local Cycling andWalking Infrastructure Plan: The Journey

Andy Willems,

Head of Place and Economy,and Francesca Illiffe,Strategic Sustainability Manager,Adur and Worthing Councils



Briefing for discussion sessionand refreshment break

Andy Ekinsmyth,

Head of Transport andCountryside Services,

West Sussex County Council



Discussion Session: Could we do things Differently?


Attendees will be asked to consider the scope to change the planning process in West Sussex in order to:

  1. Increase levels of cycling to work
  2. Increase levels of cycling to school
  3. Secure more high quality cycling infrastructure at larger development sites




Feedback from Discussion Sessionand Next Steps



Questions and Closing Remarks

Roger Elkins,

Cabinet Member forHighways and Infrastructure,

West Sussex County Council