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Active Travel: ESCC plan out to consultation as DfT announces £175m for new schemes

While a consultation is under way on East Sussex County Council’s walking and cycling plan, the Department for Transport has announced funding of £175m for projects approved in the second phase of its Emergency Active Travel Fund – together with stringent conditions to be met by councils applying for it. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Russell Jacobs.

Posted 16:59 Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 In: Transport Tags: active travel Cycling and walking DfT ESCC Grant Shapps Nick Terdre

Cycling fatalities rose during first month of lockdown

While cycling blossomed during the first lockdown, so did the number of fatal accidents involving cyclists. Looking at accident figures over the years, it is clear that much needs to be done to bring the safety of cyclists to an acceptable level. The risks run by cyclists also include the damaging effects of inhaling vehicle emissions. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Russell Jacobs.

Posted 11:17 Friday, Nov 13, 2020 In: Transport Tags: air pollution cycling fatalities Ian Sier Nick Terdre Tim Godwin Turquoise PR

Walking and cycling: “ESCC’s lack of ambition dispiriting”

Funding for walking and cycling infrastructure provided by the transport ministry’s Emergency Active Travel Fund has given East Sussex County Council the opportunity to demonstrate its ambitions for creating safe and practical transport arrangements for pedestrians and cyclists alongside the traditionally prioritised road traffic. After years of interacting with the county council, however, cycling enthusiast Tim Godwin has lost all faith in its ability to provide good walking and cycling solutions. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:32 Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 In: Transport Tags: active travel Department for Transport ESCC Nick Terdre Tim Godwin

EV charging points on the rise

Hastings Borough Council’s Cabinet has allocated funding for the installation of new EV charging points in the town, in line with its climate change strategy. New charging points have also been installed in Morrisons car park as part of a national roll-out. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:46 Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020 In: Transport Tags: Charity Committee Engie EVs Maya Evans Nick Terdre
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