LETTER: Cycling wisdom at design stage

Having looked through both editions of the July 16 County Times, I was disappointed to note that the article on the Horsham District Cycling Forum by Berny Torre was not included in the South Downs edition.

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As HDCF input will be appropriate and desirable for all major - and even less than major - developments across the district, I think this omission unfortunate.

A local example I can think of is the Millford Grange development adjacent to the A283 between Storrington and the Washington roundabout on the A24 - this is a 78 home settlement due for completion next summer.

As things appear at this moment, the occupants of these new homes will find inadequate / poor pavements to use if they wish to walk into Storrington or to Washington and no consideration for safe cycling to access these local villages.

So the car it is - increasing air pollution and road congestion.

HDCF’s advice at the planning stage could provide much needed wisdom.


Silverwood, West Chiltington


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