This is when Chichester pop-up cycle lanes will be removed

Works to remove the Chichester temporary cycleways will start on Monday (November 23), the county council has confirmed.

West Sussex County Council said traffic management will be essential when works start on Monday, ‘for the safety of both road users and the workforce’.

A spokesperson said: “Please be aware that delays may be likely on these cycleway routes. Our contractor will try to minimise disruption as much as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience.

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“Where practical, the removal teams will take the opportunity to carry out any minor, unrelated work that needs doing on the highway, such as the removal of vegetation and repair of small cracks in the carriageway surface.

Cycle lanes in Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR2008261 SUS-200826-114741001

“This could prevent the need for future traffic management and additional inconvenience.”

The complete removal of Chichester’s pop-up cycle lanes was finally confirmed by the county council this week. 

The cycle route, running from St Richard’s Hospital to the railway station, has provoked plenty of debate in the city since it was installed in August.

The environment and communities scrutiny committee supported the decision to scrap the scheme, which was originally taken by the cabinet member for highways and infrastructure Roger Elkins, towards the end of October.

The pop-up cycle lanes in Worthing and Horsham will also be removed from Monday.

Detail on the other schemes will be announced in ‘due course’, the county council said.

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