After a hiatus in 2018 the West Sussex Cycle Summit returned to Horsham this year.
Under the banner of “Getting ahead of the game” delegates heard how cycling improvements can be secured through the planning process and how Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) can be used to plan for and deliver cycle networks.
Roger Elkins, Cabinet Member for Highways & Infrastructure, opened the Summit by asking: “Can we get more out of development?”
Speakers from West Sussex Highways outlined the progress made since the last Summit in 2017 and explained how to move your District’s LCWIP from planning to delivery.
Roger Geffen from Cycling UK talked of the importance of planning for a cycle network and building to a high standard.
To provide a cycle network that connects people to the places they want to go to there are three types of cycle infrastructure:
- On main roads you need physical protection. The faster and busier the road the more protection you need.
- For areas where traffic volumes and speeds are low, such as town centres, 20mph should be the norm.
- For junctions and crossings – where most collisions occur – you need greater priority for pedestrians and cyclists.
Adur & Worthing’s Francesca Illiffe and Judy Fox spoke of their journey of getting their Council’s LCWIP from initial bid submission to being fully adopted.
You can read a full report on the Summit here.