First Posted: 6/26/2012 12:23:59 PM | Last Updated: 6/26/2012 12:29:29 PM
By Andy Lock,on June 7th,2012
The A259 between Newhaven and Peacehaven has a long narrow section of the highway that has been separated from the road. Many road users believe this to be a cycleway and they get annoyed when cyclists do not use it as such. In fact,this was created to keep heavy traffic off an unstable section of the A259 that was subsiding. Unfortunately this section is not ideal for cyclists – a lot of puncture-causing debris collects in the gap between the road and pavement,and it’s not easy for road sweeepers to deal with. Cycle Seahaven have suggested that the gap is filled to make the footpath much wider so that debris cannot collect,possibly making it suitable for a shared walking/cycling lane.
We received a very prompt reply from ESCC: Thank you for your e-mail dated 31st May;you have asked whether there are any proposals to modify the sectioned off part of the A259 separating the road and footpath between Newhaven and Peacehaven into a cycle lane. We are planning to commence a ‘Movement &Access Review’ on the section of the A259 between Newhaven and Peacehaven later this year. This will include a review of what could be done to improve conditions for cyclists using this corridor and the particular issue you have highlighted will be considered as part of this work.
If you have any suggestions for this or any other ideas for cycling improvements then please contact Andy using our contact form