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The Argus: Cyclists using new footbridge Cyclists using new footbridge

MORE than 60% more cyclists are using a bridge after it was renovated.

Bicycle trips across the new Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham are up by 64% compared to 2011 according to research by Sustrans. The cycling charity has completed its first monitoring report on use of the swing bridge since it opened last September.

Results show estimated cycling trips are up by 64% to 137,968, pedestrian trips are up by 10% to an estimated 742,128 and overall use of the bridge is up by 15% with an estimated total 912,122 trips.

Pieter Montyn, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport labelled the bridge a vital new link into the town centre.

He said: “It has become a much loved community asset and this award is something that both the contractors and the community should feel rightly proud of.”

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11:45am Tue 24 Jun 14

Hove Actually says...

luckily in Brighton & Hove we will never have to worry about useful elegant and well considered infrastructure......
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As our STUPID council are only interested in Car Hating schemes or propping up private companies with tax payer money or welcoming our transient visitors who kindly spread fertilizer over all our open (or not ) spaces.
With Worthing boasting a new swimming pool and Adur it's excellent swing bridge just what is it the council do with our money?
luckily in Brighton & Hove we will never have to worry about useful elegant and well considered infrastructure...... ..... As our STUPID council are only interested in Car Hating schemes or propping up private companies with tax payer money or welcoming our transient visitors who kindly spread fertilizer over all our open (or not ) spaces. With Worthing boasting a new swimming pool and Adur it's excellent swing bridge just what is it the council do with our money? Hove Actually
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12:04pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Notters_Seagull says...

Wouldn't be surprised if cycling overall was up by 64% rather than it having anything to do with the bridge...
Wouldn't be surprised if cycling overall was up by 64% rather than it having anything to do with the bridge... Notters_Seagull
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1:41pm Tue 24 Jun 14

rolivan says...

Big word Estimated how do they come by the figures?Surely it would have been better to get real figures in September when it will have been open a year . lovely bridge though much better than the old one . Apparently Brighton were going to put in for a grant from Sustrans for a bridge at the Gyratory but thought they would just prolong the agony of the car user and waste the money on Edward St instead.
Big word Estimated how do they come by the figures?Surely it would have been better to get real figures in September when it will have been open a year . lovely bridge though much better than the old one . Apparently Brighton were going to put in for a grant from Sustrans for a bridge at the Gyratory but thought they would just prolong the agony of the car user and waste the money on Edward St instead. rolivan
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1:58pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Mark63 says...

Cyclists using a FOOT-bridge?
Cyclists using a FOOT-bridge? Mark63
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1:58pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Mark63 says...

Cyclists using a FOOT bridge?
Cyclists using a FOOT bridge? Mark63
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2:14pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Worthing Jim says...

Mark63 wrote:
Cyclists using a FOOT-bridge?
'Footbridge' is misleading as its actually a shared use bridge for cyclists and pedestrians/wheelcha
ir users etc
[quote][p][bold]Mark63[/bold] wrote: Cyclists using a FOOT-bridge?[/p][/quote]'Footbridge' is misleading as its actually a shared use bridge for cyclists and pedestrians/wheelcha ir users etc Worthing Jim
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2:36pm Tue 24 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

"Big word Estimated how do they come by the figures?"

Its use was monitored, as the report clearly states.

The estimate will have been made once that information had been assessed.
"Big word Estimated how do they come by the figures?" Its use was monitored, as the report clearly states. The estimate will have been made once that information had been assessed. stevo!!
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11:06pm Tue 24 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

There have been some great cycle infrastructure improvements in and around Shoreham, B&H, and Lewis to Newhaven. Once we had short bits of often useless cycle path, now it is starting to shape up into the beginnings of a network of decent routes.

What is now required is a good quality route connecting the cycle route at Shoreham Harbour and Shoreham centre.
There have been some great cycle infrastructure improvements in and around Shoreham, B&H, and Lewis to Newhaven. Once we had short bits of often useless cycle path, now it is starting to shape up into the beginnings of a network of decent routes. What is now required is a good quality route connecting the cycle route at Shoreham Harbour and Shoreham centre. HJarrs
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