ePetition - Falmer Road Cycleway
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Falmer Road Cycleway
With two universities and a football stadium in Falmer, we need a safe way for people to get to them from Woodingdean and the Rottingdean area. Falmer Road is narrow and only has an unpaved footpath that is very dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists & mobility impaired to use.
This petition will be submitted to the 15 December 2011 Council meeting before being referred to the 24 January 2012 Environment, Transport & Sustainability Cabinet Members Meeting.
This ePetition ran from 19/09/2011 to 01/12/2011 and has now finished.
272 people signed this ePetition.
Response provided by Councillor Davey:
'Thank you for your petition, which was presented to Full
Council on 15 December and which I formally note here.
There is an existing ‘permissive bridleway’ which runs alongside the Falmer Road from Woodingdean to Falmer and the quality and accessibility of this route has been highlighted as a priority for Brighton & Hove Local Access Forum.
This important 'missing link' remains a priority for providing a safe sustainable route for walkers and cyclists as an alternative to the very busy and narrow B2123 road.
A few hundred metres of route from The Droveway are inside Brighton & Hove City Council’s boundary and earlier this year the city council funded accessibility improvements for all users across the previously inaccessible bunding which has been very well received. This includes the installation of a pedestrian refuge to assist users crossing the junction at Bexhill Road.
I am pleased to inform you that Brighton & Hove City Council has committed further funding to upgrade the surfacing of the section of route in our city boundary this financial year. This has the support of tenant farmers who have willingly provided land to create a path of sufficient width and further support from the South Downs National Park authority.
This route will strengthen walking and cycling links to the Falmer Stadium, however, the remaining two-thirds of the route to Falmer are inside East Sussex County Council’s boundary. Officers at Brighton & Hove have been working with ESCC to improve the route and will continue to support ESCC in completing the section within their boundary'.