Edition: Winter 2021
Local people were encouraged to give their views on new plans to substantially improve walking and cycling in and around Horsham back in August 2020.
Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) are a new, strategic approach to identifying cycling and walking improvements at a local level. They enable a long-term approach to developing local cycling and walking networks, and form a vital part of the Government’s strategy to increase the number of trips made on foot or by cycle.
The LCWIP has so far been developed with the help of leading consultants in this field and local stakeholders such as the District Council, local parish and neighbourhood councils, Horsham District Cycling Forum, Horsham Town Community Partnership and The Horsham Society.
Workshops have already been held and five main corridors have been identified as a focus for the infrastructure plan – all the corridors lead to Horsham Town Centre.
- Corridor 1a – North Horsham via Rusper Road, Littlehaven, Kings Road and North Street.
- Corridor 1b – North Horsham via Northlands Road, North Heath Lane, Wimblehurst Road and North Parade.
- Corridor 2 – Roffey via Crawley Road, Kings Road and North Street.
- Corridor 3 – Forest School via Comptons Lane, Bennetts Road, Brighton Road, Queen Street and East Street.
- Corridor 4 – Southwater via Worthing Road with an option along Two Mile Ash.
- Corridor 5 – Broadbridge Heath via Broadbridge Way, Farthing Hill, Guildford Road, with an option over the A24 cycle/foot bridge, Highwood Mill and Hills Farm Lane.
We know walking and cycling has a number of benefits for both mental and physical health, as well as for our environment. During periods of lockdown, we’ve seen more people take up cycling and walking, which saw improvements in our air quality – a trend this plan will help us build upon.
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