East Sussex County Council are inviting comments on its proposals for local cycling and walking networks by 11 December 2020. Cycle Lewes have issued their thoughts on how to respond to the recommendations.

The East Sussex Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) sets out proposed cycling and walking networks and measures within specific areas of the county.  The plan is focused on areas of East Sussex that the council believes offer the greatest opportunities to increase levels of cycling and walking. There is also an emphasis on delivering infrastructure improvements to support people who currently do not cycle or walk.

You can see all documents relating to the plan here.

The council says: “The proposed cycling and walking networks indicate the potential alignment of a route or measure, demonstrating how they can connect people with the places they may often travel on everyday journeys…we want to know if we have connected the right places, and if not, give you the opportunity to tell us and share your ideas.”

ESCC is inviting the public to respond by answering a 13-question survey with a tight deadline of 11 December (the consultation started on 30 October).

Local group Cycle Lewes have issued their guidance on what to look at in the proposals and how to respond. You can read Cycle Lewes’ guidance here.