Decision details

Bexhill-on-Sea Cycling and Pedestrian Route: Collington to Bexhill Enterprise Park, Worsham

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the results of the public consultation on the proposed Cycle Route between Collington and Worsham in Bexhill-on-Sea, and to recommend how the scheme will be taken forward

Decisions:

38.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

 

DECISIONS

 

38.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

 

(1) Note the results of the public consultation on the Collington to Bexhill Enterprise Park pedestrian and cycle improvement scheme; and

 

(2) Agree that the scheme is taken forward to detailed design and construction as part of the 2022/23 and 2023/24 Capital Programme for Local Transport Improvements.

 

REASONS

 

38.3     The outcomes from the consultation indicate that there is a level of support locally for improved pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure in this part of Bexhill. The introduction of the scheme, which is identified in the Council’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, will support the Council’s strategies and objectives relating to reducing carbon emissions, supporting economic recovery and economic growth as well as improving the health and wellbeing within the local community.

 

38.4     Whilst concerns were raised about the safety of shared route schemes and on-road cycling, evidence from other schemes introduced in the county demonstrates these facilities can operate successfully by offering alternative low emission transport links within the communities they serve. In addition, although there were requests that dedicated cycle lanes should be provided instead, the scheme has been designed, taking account of industry best practice and guidance for inclusive mobility, to ensure that cyclists have the highest level of provision possible, whilst also considering the needs of other road users.

Report author: Andrew Keer

Publication date: 21/11/2022

Date of decision: 21/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/11/2022 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Effective from: 26/11/2022

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