Cycling paths on track as consultation set to start

Eastbourne proposed cycle routes map
Eastbourne proposed cycle routes map
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Consultation gets underway next week over controversial plans for six new cycle routes in Eastbourne which include a blueprint for cyclists and pedestrians to share the middle promenade on the seafront.

Residents are being asked to have their say on the proposed routes which will be paid for mainly by a government fund.

East Sussex County Council and Eastbourne Borough Council are holding a public consultation from Thursday January 2 to Friday January 31 with an exhibition at Eastbourne Town Hall on Friday January 10 2-7pm and Saturday January 11 10am-2pm.

The proposed new routes are the Railway Station to Ringwood Road, Lottbridge Drove to Langney roundabout, along the Promenade from the Wish Tower to Fisherman’s Green, the seafront to town centre via Cornfield Road, the University (Meads) to seafront and town centre and Eastbourne DGH to town centre via Commercial Road.

Eastbourne councillor Steve Wallis said, “The town already benefits from a number of established cycle routes, but the western side of the town has very limited cycling infrastructure, despite accommodating schools, colleges and university campuses. With more than 80 per cent of Eastbourne’s working population living within 5km of their workplace, there is great potential to increase cycling and these new routes will help us to achieve this.”

An online questionnaire is at