Decision - Old Shoreham Road cycle facilities
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Old Shoreham Road cycle facilities
Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Cabinet Members Meeting
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
2.1 The Cabinet Member for Transport & Public Realm gives approval to proceed with detailed design of OSR cycle facilities as detailed in this report.
2.2 The Cabinet Member for Transport & Public Realm gives approval to advertise the proposed cycle facilities in a TRO and that if any objections are received they would be considered at a Special Environment, Transport & Sustainability Cabinet Members Meeting on 9 November 2011.
Reasons for the decision:
The cycle facilities proposed for OSR will make walking & cycling a genuine choice for the 5000 pupils attending schools adjacent to the proposed facilities. It will also provide a safer journey for parents and children who are currently, or perhaps considering, cycling to school or work.
The consultation for OSR conducted in 2009 clearly demonstrated local support for dedicated cycle facilities and the current proposals address concerns raised regarding provision of a coherent, safe cycle network to support people to cycle. The results of further consultation demonstrate local and city approval for an enhanced scheme which also focuses strongly on resident concerns for safe cycling provision and pedestrian access.
Deferring funds from LTP3 in 2011/12 and confirming commitment to a further £185K in 2012/13 allow the city council to benefit from £330K funding from Sustrans ‘Links to School’. This will create a complete link in a key section of the cycle and pedestrian network, completing north/south links with existing cycle routes.
By granting approval to implement the scheme the Cabinet Member will allow Officers to amend the design in line with the views of local people and key stakeholders.
Alternative options considered:
An alternative option for ‘signing and lining’ was explored in the original proposals in 2009 and raised concerns regarding safety of cycle users in particular, hence the current proposed scheme for OSR cycle facilities.
Report author: Abigail Hone
Publication date: 04/10/2011
Date of decision: 04/10/2011
Decided at meeting: 04/10/2011 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Cabinet Members Meeting
Effective from: 12/10/2011