Have your say on cycle route

PROPOSALS for a new cycle route along part of Eastbourne seafront are going out for public consultation.

East Sussex County Council is asking people for their opinions on proposals for a new cycle route along Duke’s Drive and King Edward’s Parade.

Both the county and borough councils have been working together on the Seafront Cycle Scheme to improve the safety of cyclists and help reduce local congestion.

The Seafront Cycle Scheme will run from the foot of the Downs at Holywell to the Wish Tower.

The majority of the route will involve cyclists sharing the existing footpath with pedestrians on the seaward side of King Edwards Parade.

The council originally consulted on the proposals for the seafront cycle route in October last year as part of a wider consultation on a number of cycle routes in the town and feedback received suggested it should go back to ask local people about the proposed route along the seafront.

There are two possible options for the section of the proposed route along Duke’s Drive in front of St Bede’s School.

To ensure everyone has the chance to see the options, public exhibitions are being held in St John’s Parish Hall, Meads Street, on Saturday June 25 between 10am and 4pm and Wednesday June 29 between 4pm and 8pm.

A questionnaire and more information will be available at the exhibition venue and online – log on to the website www.eastsussex.gov.uk/haveyoursay