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Plans are on show for Seaford Promenade cycle path

A plan showing the proposed route for the cycle path along Seaford Promenade is on display at Seaford Library.

Anyone who wants to comment on the proposal to East Sussex County Council should do so by Friday March 21.

To make your views known write to the Infrastructure and Delivery Team, Communities, Economy and Transport Department, East Sussex County \Council, County hall, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UE.

The controversial cycle path shared footway will run along the Promenade from the junction with Edinburgh Road to the Martello Tower.

Cycling will be allowed along this stretch for a trial period to enable its impact to be evaluated.

The cycle path/footway will be between five and seven metres in width.

The plans of the proposed shared use cycle path/footway can also been at County Hall in Lewes during office hours.

The trial is due to begin in Easter and run for six months.

Since it was first suggested, the scheme proved divisive.

Some residents raised concerns there would be collisions between cyclists and pedestrians, making it dangerous for people to walk along the seafront.

However others welcomed the idea, saying it would make it safer for people to cycle through Seaford, create a safe space for children to learn to cycle and encourage more people to cycle instead of use their cars.

During the trial the use of the shared cycle path and footway will be monitored to see if the scheme should continue.

For more information call 01273 482500.

 

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