A group of cyclists in Chichester are campaigning for a proposed development that will increase the homes in the area by a massive 46% include adequate cycle routes. Currently the council seem reluctant to include cycle routes as part of the plan unless sufficient support is shown, something many think is very short sighted!
Sarah Sharp of the leading campaigners says “we think it is essential that proper links are put in to link these new communities with our city centre. If it is made easy and safe for people to travel by bike or to walk, then this increases the chance that people will leave
the car at home. Chichester is a very small city and is basically flat so ideal cycling terrain.”
The campaign are looking for as many people as possible to support the inclusion of cycle routes in this development, to show your support contact Karen Dower at Chichester District Council so that cycling provision is included. Karen is overseeing the writing of the Concept Statement.
Sarah Sharp is also organising a ‘Festival of Slow’