A freedom of information request was made to government for the release of National Highways fund feasibility study plans for the Chichester to Emsworth Cycle Route. As a result the document has been publicly released. A few sensitive commercial details have been blanked out from the report but all the information likely to be of interest to the community has been disclosed.
Unfortunately it is a very poor quality proposal that meets neither Department for Transport nor Highways England Standards.
The plans show the existing cycle lanes will be removed from the roadway and cyclists travelling in both directions will be relocated onto one pavement that is also to be shared with pedestrians. According to the feasibility study plans, cyclists will no longer have priority where many side roads join the A259 and will have to stop and give way at many of these junctions (for safety).
Some people have had difficulty viewing the very large PDF format document so we are making some of the text and plans available in alternative formats. (available soon)
Please feel free to share your views on these plans but please be patient because it may take time for us to moderate your comments.
The ChiAction team found it difficult to match the plans with the broader surrounding area so we hope this rough guide showing the approximate relationship with OS maps is a help.
Images of the plans taken from the feasibility study are available as follows
Plan 1of10 South of Emsworth is shown below but a higher resolution images is available here.
Plan 2of10 Emsworth, is shown below but a higher resolution images is available here.
Plan 3of10 between Emsworth and Southbourne is shown below but higher resolution image available here.
Plan 4of10 showing plans for Southbourne are shown below. A higher resolution image is available here.
Plan 5of10 showing plans in Nutborne are shown below. A higher resolution image is available here.
Plan 6of10 plan between Nutborne and Bosham shown below. Higher resolution image available here.
Plans for the area around the Bosham roundabout are shown below. Higher resolution images are available here.
Plans 8of10 between Bosham and Fishbourne are shown below. A higher resolution image is available here.
Plans 9of10 through Fishbourne are shown below and a higher resolution image image is available here.
Plans 10of10 into Chichester are shown below and a higher resolution image is available here.