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Cyclists and pedestrians to share Seaford seafront

The Argus: Cyclists and pedestrians to share Seaaford seafront Cyclists and pedestrians to share Seaaford seafront

A trial that will see cyclists and pedestrians share a section of seafront promenade is to launch.

East Sussex County Council has announced cyclists will be able to use the section of the promenade between Edinburgh Road and the Martello Tower in Seaford throughout the summer, starting on Sunday.

During the trial period, members of the public will be asked for their views on whether the change should be permanent.

The Share with Care launch event will be held at the Martello Tower between 10am and 4pm and will be attended by representatives of Seaford Town Council, Cycle Seahaven, East Sussex County Council and Sustrans.

Copies of the trial questionnaire are also available from Seaford Library and Seaford Tourist Information Centre while those using the seafront will also be asked for their views at various times during the trial.

Councillor Carl Maynard, East Sussex County Council’s lead member for transport and environment, said: “This is a great opportunity to encourage more people to cycle in Seaford. Our experience with other seafront schemes of this type in the county has been very positive.

“Rather than asking people what they think of a potential scheme, running it as a trial will enable the public to try it out and give us feedback based on their views before any decision is made as to whether or not it should be made permanent.”

During the trial scheme people will also be able to give their views by filling in an online questionnaire at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/haveyoursay.

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5:29pm Mon 7 Apr 14

wexler53 says...

Fine until the Lycra and dark glasses brigade use it as a race track...
Fine until the Lycra and dark glasses brigade use it as a race track... wexler53
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Juleyanne says...

Oh dear, fast moving cyclists and pedestrians taking in the views, especially the elderly, many of which may be partially sighted or have poor hearing and dog walkers are not a good mix!
Oh dear, fast moving cyclists and pedestrians taking in the views, especially the elderly, many of which may be partially sighted or have poor hearing and dog walkers are not a good mix! Juleyanne
  • Score: 5

7:48pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Sussex jim says...

Fast-moving cyclists should be using the road. It is plenty wide enough along Seaford front, and motor traffic is restricted to 30 along this minor road.
The only cyclists that should be on the promenade are small children moving at walking speed with their families.
Fast-moving cyclists should be using the road. It is plenty wide enough along Seaford front, and motor traffic is restricted to 30 along this minor road. The only cyclists that should be on the promenade are small children moving at walking speed with their families. Sussex jim
  • Score: 4

2:17am Tue 8 Apr 14

Gribbet says...

Another victory for common sense.
Another victory for common sense. Gribbet
  • Score: 1

6:39am Tue 8 Apr 14

Plantpot says...

Residents may be 100% against cycling on the seafront, but it will go ahead anyway.
Residents may be 100% against cycling on the seafront, but it will go ahead anyway. Plantpot
  • Score: -2

10:34am Tue 8 Apr 14

King Joke says...

What Jim said, although I'd add the elderly and less confident cyclist to the list of those who can use the prom.

I certainly wouldn't use it, I'd prefer to use the road, so the seafront cycle scheme should not be used as an excuse not to provide proper cycle lanes, advanced stop lines at traffic lights etc on the road.
What Jim said, although I'd add the elderly and less confident cyclist to the list of those who can use the prom. I certainly wouldn't use it, I'd prefer to use the road, so the seafront cycle scheme should not be used as an excuse not to provide proper cycle lanes, advanced stop lines at traffic lights etc on the road. King Joke
  • Score: 1

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