Hastings – Pedestrian and Cycling Improvement Scheme

Closed 13 Dec 2019

Opened 11 Nov 2019


East Sussex County Council (ESCC), and Hastings Borough Council worked in partnership to develop a Hastings Walking & Cycling Strategy, with involvement from a variety of walking and cycling groups. ESCC was awarded funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) specifically to introduce measures to improve conditions for those walking, cycling and using public transport. This involved the identification of a network of walking and cycling routes, which provided links between residential areas to key locations in the town, such as the Seafront, Town Centre, employment areas, education, health and leisure facilities. East Sussex Highways, a partnership between ESCC, Costain and Jacobs will now work to consult, plan and eventually deliver this scheme for those who live, work and visit Hastings.

The aim of the scheme is to improve safety for pedestrians & cyclists in order to encourage more use of these dedicated facilities as shown on consultation drawing attached. The route runs between Sedlescombe Road South and Ponswood Road to Queensway. The scheme will include:

  • Shared cycle\pedestrian footways and cycleway/carriageway.
  • Proposed new footway, footway widening, and pedestrian\cycling ramp to improve access between Stonehouse Drive and Menzies Road.
  • Upgrading the existing puffin crossing on Ironlatch Avenue just before the corner of Redgeland Rise. This will be converted into a toucan crossing. Anti-skid surfacing to help reduce stopping distances on each approach. Zig-zag road markings on each approach.
  • Upgrading the existing zebra crossing in the vicinity of Marline Road and Wishing Tree Road. This will be relocated and replaced with a toucan crossing with zig-zag road markings on each approach.
  • New street lighting columns and relocation of pedestrian refuge islands.
  • New road markings and cycling\pedestrian road signs.

In the interest of collaboration and engagement, we are contacting all interested stakeholders to see if they have any comments regarding the scheme, with a view to starting construction around the middle of summer 2020 following the conclusion of the consultation. As part of the consultation we will also be hosting drop-in surgeries, where you will be able to view the plans in person.

The date and times of these surgeries will be as follows:

Friday 22nd November 2019, 2pm – 6pm

Saturday 23rd November 2019, 10am – 2pm

The surgeries will be hosted at the: Four Courts Community Centre, 33 Sydney Cl, St Leonards-On-Sea, TN38 9DD

You can also get in touch with us by phone on 0345 608 0193  or by email: customer@eastsussexhighways.com. The questionnaire is also available in postal form.                                                                                                          

Additional detailed drawings related to each road or carriageway affected will also available on our website: www.eastsussexhighways.com/consultations. These drawing will provide more detail of the changes that will be
required in order to facilitate the entire scheme. Should you wish for hard copies, these can be provided upon request or viewed on our website online.

Please submit your comments by Monday 9th December 2019.


  • Hastings - Pedestrian and Cycling Improvement scheme Surgery

    From 22 Nov 2019 at 14:00 to 22 Nov 2019 at 18:00

    The Surgery will be hosted at the: Four Courts
    Community Centre, 33 Sydney Cl, St Leonards-On-Sea, TN38 9DD

  • Hastings - Pedestrian and Cycling Improvement scheme Surgery

    From 23 Nov 2019 at 10:00 to 23 Nov 2019 at 14:00

    The Surgery will be hosted at the: Four Courts
    Community Centre, 33 Sydney Cl, St Leonards-On-Sea, TN38 9DD


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