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ESCC’s Active Travel package hit hard by local opposition

In the face of local opposition East Sussex County Council’s package of walking and cycling schemes funded under the government’s Active Travel programme has been substantially reduced – only five out of 16 schemes are definitely going ahead while the fate of another two has still to be decided. Proposals for second round funding have been submitted. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:44 Friday, Sep 4, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: active travel cycling Grant Shapps Nick Terdre walking

£2 bn to fund “revolutionary” cycling and walking plan

The government has announced an ambitious plan for encouraging cycling and walking which could be truly transformative if the rhetoric translates into reality. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Russell Jacobs.

Cycling/walking route among proposals for Hastings in new active travel funding round

East Sussex County Council is now preparing proposals for the second round of funding under the government’s active travel fund. Grassroots groups in Hastings are proposing a sea front-station walking/cycling route as well as cycle racks in strategic locations. Nick Terdre reports.

On yer bike, Hastings!

Cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable transport will be boosted by funding made available to local government. HBC says it is working with ESCC to find the best ways to make use of the money – when it arrives. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:20 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: cycling ESCC Grant Shapps HBC transport walking

Robust response to ESCC’s greenway cuts

Reacting to East Sussex County Council’s arbitrary decision to cut funding for walking and cycling projects, Hastings Greenway Group has sent a robust response to County Hall stating its priorities and how it plans to see them implemented. Meanwhile greenway supporters walked the Conquest Hospital-Alexandra Park section of the proposed greenway network this weekend. Nick Terdre reports.

Beachside biking

Hire a bike at Pelham Beach and explore the area by pedal power. Good news for Hastings and St Leonards, which already has a thriving – and very creatively inspired – biking community. The 7km beachside traffic free cycle route is the perfect way to discover Hastings’ seafront and further afield. 

Posted 07:04 Thursday, May 12, 2016 In: Energy Wise Tags: 1066 Cycling Fest Cllr Dawn Poole cycling Seaside Cycle Hire
Bicycle built for two Photo all-free-download.com

Cycle path?

Local cyclist, Barbara, has recently written on the Hastings Creatives website about the proposed cycle path through Alexandra Park in Hastings. Good idea or accident waiting to happen?

Posted 11:53 Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park cycle path cycling Hastings Creatives

Walking and cycling – tell them!

East Sussex County Council would like to hear your views about Hastings’ draft Walking and Cycling strategy, according to which a network of walking and cycle routes across the town is planned to encourage  short local journeys on foot and by bike, especially journeys to work, school and shopping facilities, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

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