Work begins on new Pop-up Cycle lane
On 9 May 2020, the government outlined a £2 billion package to support active travel and help the country emerge from the coronavirus crisis.
The emergency active travel fund package included £225 million to enable local authorities to reallocate road space to walking and cycling, with pop-up cycle lanes and other temporary measures.
This aims to:
- support the re-opening of the economy
- help lock-in some of the significant increase in active travel seen during the lockdown period
- reduce pressures on public transport capacity following the introduction of social distancing measures.
West Sussex Sussex County Council has been awarded £781,000 to allow implementation of seven new and improved pop-up cycle lane schemes, with an expectation that the facilities will be available for use by the end of September 2020.
The schemes are being implemented as emergency measures using Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs). Accident and traffic flow data will be used, along with automatic counting equipment, to help determine whether the schemes should be adjusted, removed or made permanent.
Over 250 suggestions submitted by district and borough councils, cycle forums, and residents. Each suggestion was scored against a range of criteria, including the availability of carriageway space, with the highest scoring schemes selected for the bid.
One of the schemes selected is the Three Bridges to Manor Royal route.
Start point: Three Bridges Station
End point: Crossing north of Bycroft Way
Details: Protected on-carriageway cycle lanes will be provided on Hazelwick Avenue, connecting with the existing National Cycle Network 21 route.
Start date: W/C 24 August 2020
Expected completion date: 11 September 2020