WSCC opt for Pegasus crossing not a bridge at A281 fatality crossing

From the WSCC Press Release of 19th April 2022 - Three options were considered: a bridge, a Pegasus crossing, or a traffic island – the island has been ruled out because there is insufficient land to accommodate one at the site.  Cllr Joy Dennis (Cabinet Member for H&T) said: “The initial estimated cost for a bridge is approximately £2million.

West Sussex Transport Plan is approved.

The West Sussex Transport Plan (WSTP) was approved by Full Council on April 1 2022.    The Plan has taken longer to produce than anticipated but it's now here and sets the scene for transport planning from now until 2036.   The WSCF and others have pointed to a lack of ambition and emphasis that would have favoured Active Travel over what might be called inactive travel - i.e.- roads for motorised transport.

Active Travel - Local Authority Toolkit

The Government has issued The Active Travel Toolkit for Local Government to be guided by.

WSCC sets up group to improve road safety in West Sussex

Executive Task and Finish Group: Traffic Management and Road Safety 

West Sussex County Council's Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport has established an Executive Task and Finish Group (TFG), chaired by Cllr Richardson (Cabinet Member Adviser on Road Safety), that will assist in the review of various elements of traffic management policy and approach.  The TFG will meet for the first time in April and is expected to review, but not be limited to, the following matters:

5 kilometre extension of the Centurion Way

Planning permision has been granted to complete a further 5 kilometre extension of the Centurion Way to link to the South Downs Way at the Hilltop car park in Cocking.  See the update 

Safe cycle path and footpath betwen Arundel and Ford receives widespread backing from Arun District Councillors.

Campaigners asking for a safe cycle path and footpath between Arundel and Ford have cause for celebration after the idea received widespread backing from Arun District Councillors.   See the artice in the local paper 

Green light for crossing boost for cyclists and pedestrians in Shoreham

Green light for crossing boost for cyclists and pedestrians in Shoreham - see

WSCF responds to consultation - WSCC Local Transport Plan 2022-2036

WSCC has produced a draft review of its Local Transport Plan that will run from 2022 to 2036 and has asked for comments as part of the public consultation. The WSCF has responded with a composite of the views of the cycle forums across the county. The overarching view is that despite some fine words, in essence it is business as usual with – in reality - an emphasis on roads with Active Travel added on where possible and where affordable. In our view, climate change and good public health are the basis for any transport plan. See the full response at 


Advisors to WSCC Cabinet Member for H&T

Joy Cllr Joy Dennis, Cabinet Member for H&T, has signalled her focus on road safety by appointing Cllr Tom Richardson as Road Safety Advisor. This is very much to be welcomed because actual and perceived danger is a major inhibitor for people wanting to ride a bike. Cllr Richardson is very qualified for the role – he served for 15 years with the police service mostly as a specialist roads policing officer where he dealt with a huge variety of incidents.  And Cllr Dennis has renamed Cllr Sean McDonald's role as Cycling Champion to be Advisor for Active Travel.

Update - Cycling UK taking legal action against West Sussex County Council’s decision to remove the Upper Shoreham Road 'pop up' cycle lane

Cycling UK is keeping up its effort to take WSCC to court over the removal of the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane.  Here is the result of an appeal -



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