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New cycle route connecting two towns nears closer

The Argus: New cycle route connecting two towns nears closer New cycle route connecting two towns nears closer

Planning chiefs are considering proposals to build a new cycle route between two towns.

Plans for a five-mile cycle path alongside the River Ouse from Newhaven to Lewes have been submitted to Lewes District Council.

The route, known as Egrets Way, was chosen by the South Downs National Park (SDNP) as one of the projects to benefit from £3.8m in government funding last year.

The cash comes from the Department of Transport’s Linking Communities Fund – which aims to help local communities across the country improve cycling facilities and routes.

If successful, it will be the third complete phase of a project that has already seen routes open from Kingston to Lewes in September and the recent reconstruction of a one mile bridleway between Rodmell and Southease.

The new route will create a safer option for cyclists travelling between the towns and will provide an alternative to current options on the A26 and C7 roads.

Neville Harrison, chairman of the Ouse Valley Cycle Network, said: “It’s very exciting to see this work on another section of the Egrets Way under way.

“We believe that, in time if further negotiations and funding bids are successful, people will use the completed network every day to get to schools, the shops, rail stations or visiting friends.”

Allison Thorpe, who leads on access and recreation for the South Downs National Park Authority, added: “Egrets Way will be easy to get to by train so offers local people and visitors the opportunity to discover another way to get out and explore the South Downs.

“Pubs, farm shops, cafes and visitor attractions will hopefully also all benefit from the new route.”

Drop-in sessions for residents will be held at the Hillcrest Centre in Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, on Friday from 3pm to 6pm. A second drop-in session will be held on Sunday at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane, Lewes, from 2pm to 5pm.

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6:42am Thu 1 May 14

HJarrs says...

This cycle route was previously reported as going to be finished last year! No matter, it is good news and will encourage more people to get on their bikes and explore this beautiful county. The Vogue Gyratory is finally being re-engineered and but for a mile to the east of shoreham you will be able to cycle from beyond Shoreham to Newhaven via the Lewes Rd mostly on cycle path except for the odd section on mostly quiet roads. What we now need is a good quality route along the coast to Newhaven and beyond. Some sections are already in place.
This cycle route was previously reported as going to be finished last year! No matter, it is good news and will encourage more people to get on their bikes and explore this beautiful county. The Vogue Gyratory is finally being re-engineered and but for a mile to the east of shoreham you will be able to cycle from beyond Shoreham to Newhaven via the Lewes Rd mostly on cycle path except for the odd section on mostly quiet roads. What we now need is a good quality route along the coast to Newhaven and beyond. Some sections are already in place. HJarrs
  • Score: 1

7:00am Thu 1 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Good HJarrs you can cycle out if our town with the rest of the Greens in 2015. I understand that the route leads to Caroline's new constituency now she is planning to move on from Brighton.
Good HJarrs you can cycle out if our town with the rest of the Greens in 2015. I understand that the route leads to Caroline's new constituency now she is planning to move on from Brighton. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 0

7:20am Thu 1 May 14

HJarrs says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Good HJarrs you can cycle out if our town with the rest of the Greens in 2015. I understand that the route leads to Caroline's new constituency now she is planning to move on from Brighton.
News to Caroline I would imagine.

Nobody bangs on about the Lewes Rd any more Maxwell, it has settled down and is part of the furniture.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Good HJarrs you can cycle out if our town with the rest of the Greens in 2015. I understand that the route leads to Caroline's new constituency now she is planning to move on from Brighton.[/p][/quote]News to Caroline I would imagine. Nobody bangs on about the Lewes Rd any more Maxwell, it has settled down and is part of the furniture. HJarrs
  • Score: -5

7:21am Thu 1 May 14

DougM says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Good HJarrs you can cycle out if our town with the rest of the Greens in 2015. I understand that the route leads to Caroline's new constituency now she is planning to move on from Brighton.
There are many daft quotes written on this website, but yours 'Maxwell's Ghost', though not necessarily daft, and always properly written, are always without fail full of bitterness and spite towards the world in general. There is so much vitriol in all that you write that I think maybe you should move and/or seek professional help?
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Good HJarrs you can cycle out if our town with the rest of the Greens in 2015. I understand that the route leads to Caroline's new constituency now she is planning to move on from Brighton.[/p][/quote]There are many daft quotes written on this website, but yours 'Maxwell's Ghost', though not necessarily daft, and always properly written, are always without fail full of bitterness and spite towards the world in general. There is so much vitriol in all that you write that I think maybe you should move and/or seek professional help? DougM
  • Score: 11

8:36am Thu 1 May 14

Bandstander says...

"New cycle route connecting two towns nears closer
" - is this the new Argus version of the English language?
"New cycle route connecting two towns nears closer " - is this the new Argus version of the English language? Bandstander
  • Score: 12

8:51am Thu 1 May 14

Joshiman says...

Cost? Is it at the expense of our sinking seafront?
Cost? Is it at the expense of our sinking seafront? Joshiman
  • Score: -7

9:01am Thu 1 May 14

monkeymoo says...

Joshiman wrote:
Cost? Is it at the expense of our sinking seafront?
Try reading the article before making yourself look stupid!
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Cost? Is it at the expense of our sinking seafront?[/p][/quote]Try reading the article before making yourself look stupid! monkeymoo
  • Score: 5

9:05am Thu 1 May 14

monkeymoo says...

Why dig up a lovely stretch of natural ground and lay down lots of tarmac?

If people want to cycle between Lewes and Newhaven, they can do so along the perfectly adequate road system. Or, if they have a 'mountain bike', along the UNSPOILED natural land along the river!

The money would be better spent keeping hospitals and A and E departments open!
Why dig up a lovely stretch of natural ground and lay down lots of tarmac? If people want to cycle between Lewes and Newhaven, they can do so along the perfectly adequate road system. Or, if they have a 'mountain bike', along the UNSPOILED natural land along the river! The money would be better spent keeping hospitals and A and E departments open! monkeymoo
  • Score: 4

10:52am Thu 1 May 14

Joshiman says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Joshiman wrote:
Cost? Is it at the expense of our sinking seafront?
Try reading the article before making yourself look stupid!
Point taken.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Cost? Is it at the expense of our sinking seafront?[/p][/quote]Try reading the article before making yourself look stupid![/p][/quote]Point taken. Joshiman
  • Score: 2

12:55pm Thu 1 May 14

pee35jay says...

Anyone who takes their life into their own hands on what the locals call C7, any cycle path that keeps bikes out of the way of the cars, vans, pot holes would be a big safety plus.
Anyone who takes their life into their own hands on what the locals call C7, any cycle path that keeps bikes out of the way of the cars, vans, pot holes would be a big safety plus. pee35jay
  • Score: 1

9:47pm Thu 1 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

The vitriol is generally towards the Green council which has failed the people, failed the vulnerable and failed to deliver core services. These councillors claim allowances which are way above the average salary for the city yet don't answer emails, phone calls or requests for basic services.
When one pays £150 a month in council tax and more than £1000 a month in income tax, I don't think it's not a lot to ask the state to provide a regular refuse collection.
All other councils in the UK do.
The vitriol is generally towards the Green council which has failed the people, failed the vulnerable and failed to deliver core services. These councillors claim allowances which are way above the average salary for the city yet don't answer emails, phone calls or requests for basic services. When one pays £150 a month in council tax and more than £1000 a month in income tax, I don't think it's not a lot to ask the state to provide a regular refuse collection. All other councils in the UK do. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 2

10:12pm Thu 1 May 14

Bill in Hanover says...

HJarrs wrote:
Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Good HJarrs you can cycle out if our town with the rest of the Greens in 2015. I understand that the route leads to Caroline's new constituency now she is planning to move on from Brighton.
News to Caroline I would imagine.

Nobody bangs on about the Lewes Rd any more Maxwell, it has settled down and is part of the furniture.
And the traffic on the Lewes Road moves about as fast as furniture. p.s. When I walk along the road towards the College and see hundreds of cars creeping along in one lane I can see that every driver will be voting out the Greens next year
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Good HJarrs you can cycle out if our town with the rest of the Greens in 2015. I understand that the route leads to Caroline's new constituency now she is planning to move on from Brighton.[/p][/quote]News to Caroline I would imagine. Nobody bangs on about the Lewes Rd any more Maxwell, it has settled down and is part of the furniture.[/p][/quote]And the traffic on the Lewes Road moves about as fast as furniture. p.s. When I walk along the road towards the College and see hundreds of cars creeping along in one lane I can see that every driver will be voting out the Greens next year Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 3

7:08am Fri 2 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

No one bangs on because your lot don't listen. People have given up trying, particularly as you even ignore the outcomes of formal consultations, so now everyone is just waiting for the election.
No one bangs on because your lot don't listen. People have given up trying, particularly as you even ignore the outcomes of formal consultations, so now everyone is just waiting for the election. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 3

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