ePetition - Remove Old Shoreham Road Cycle Lane Extension
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Remove Old Shoreham Road Cycle Lane Extension
The extension of the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane was announced on the evening of Thursday May 7th 2020 for implementation by Sunday 10th May 2020.
This was implemented without reference to the ETS committee, nor all the affected councillors, and without any consultation with the electorate, or any transport groups (other than Sustrans).
It does not meet the government's criteria for a "Covid Cycle Lane" as there is little public transport using this section of road.
Since it’s introduction the use by cyclists is minimal, mainly as a result of the route being hilly and not linking anywhere of any real interest. The remaining single lane used for other traffic is seeing increasing traffic and subsequent congestion at junctions as government “lock down” restrictions are relaxed.
It seems there has been no active monitoring of traffic flows in the Old Shoreham Road or in adjoining roads, nor any measurement of emission levels to identify whether or not this is a net improvement to the local environment.
This petition requests that the council removes the temporary
cycle lane extension from the Old Shoreham Road between The Drive
and Hangleton Road, and does not reinstate it until a full planning
review and consultation with all affected parties (including
residents) is performed.
Started by: Peter Challis
This ePetition ran from 09/06/2020 to 12/08/2020 and has now finished.
4610 people signed this ePetition.
The petition will now be presented to the Special Council on 13 August 2020