We asked you if you are likely to use the new facility when it is ready, and if you had any comments you wish to make about the proposals?
Fifty-five of you who provided feedback to us, and this is very much appreciated. Of the 55 responses:
69% of you stated that you are either very likely/likely to use the new facility
20% of you said you are either unlikely/very unlikely to use it
11% of you said neither
Many of you provided helpful comments toward the proposals. Some others expressed concerns. The range of topics covered can be summarised as follows:
Improvements to Comet Corner, Oystercatcher or Church Lane roundabouts are more urgent
Should allow for equestrian use
Priority for and safety of cyclists across side road accesses and junctions
Connection with existing facilities
We have reviewed your comments with our design consultants, and changes have been made to the proposals where possible. We will increase the width of the existing traffic island on the A259 at Comet Corner to allow pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross the road there. We will make sure the signing at either end of the proposed facility is clear to help cyclists to find their way around. We are also exploring alternative options to cross the A259 further east of the roundabout at Church Lane and Crookthorn Lane.
There is a separate improvement scheme at Comet Corner currently being prepared and will be implemented shortly.
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is actively pursuing opportunities to improve facilities for sustainable mode of travel including walking and cycling in all parts of the County. With the support of a substantial grant from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, WSCC is currently in the process of bringing forward the implementation of a new pedestrian and cycle route in the verge on the north side of the A259 between Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.
Why We Are Consulting
Preliminary design proposals featuring a path of around 3m wide along most of its 4.4km length and separated from the main road by a strip of verge have been developed. When completed, pedestrians, cyclists as well as those using other forms of non-motorised transport will be able to use the new path.
We are using this opportunity to share the proposals we have developed with you.
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