Eastbourne Cycle Routes - Horsey Way Cycle Route Phase 1b

Closes 24 Sep 2021

Opened 16 Aug 2021

Overview

In 2014, consultation took place regarding 6 key cycling routes through Eastbourne. One of these routes was the Horsey Way Cycle Route (HWCR). The route aims to create a safe, attractive, accessible cycle route connecting Sovereign Harbour to Eastbourne Town Centre, encouraging more people to cycle within Eastbourne.

As funding came forward the construction of Horsey Way Cycle Route was divided into three phases. Phases 2 and 3 have already been completed:

Horsey Way Phase 2

This section of the cycle route extends from Ringwood Road to Lottbridge Drove and was completed in 2014.

Horsey Way Phase 3

This phase of the cycle route extends from Lottbridge Drove to Langney roundabout and is entirely off road except for the crossing over Lottbridge Drove and Birch Road. This section was completed in 2018.

Horsey Way Phase 1

The completion of phase 1 will ensure the vision of a cycle route between the town centre and Sovereign Harbour is achieved in 2021.

This phase of the cycle route extends from Eastbourne Railway Station to Ringwood Road and will run mostly along existing footways which have been widened into a shared cycleway/footway. The route taken by phase 1 has evolved through historic consultation with a number of key stakeholders and the analysis of several design options. The proposed route can be seen here. 

Click here for Ashford Road - From the junction with Terminus Road to junction with Susan’s Road. – This phase of the route is already constructed except for the inclusion of signage to indicate shared use. 

This constructed phase provides a good example of how the route will look in other sections and how existing ‘tired’ uneven footways will be replaced with a wide smooth surface.

Click Here for Drawing 2 - Ashford Road – From the junction with Susan’s Road towards the Junction with Cavendish Place. – The northern footway will be widened by approximately 1.2m converting the footway to a shared footway/cycleway and introducing a new consistent smooth surface. 

Click Here for Drawing 3 - Junction of Cavendish Place and Ashford Road- On the approach to the junction the footway on the northern side is widened. The existing pedestrian crossings at the junction will be upgraded. Cyclists will be directed to cross the northern arm and then the eastern arm to re-join the shared cycle route on the southern side of Ashford Road. Street Lighting will be upgraded along the route. New parking bays (Unrestricted) will also be put in place and the existing ‘tired’ paving along the cycle route will be replaced with a tarmac surface. 

Click Here for Drawing 4 - Ashford Road, Bourne Street Junction & Cavendish Avenue - Footway on the southern side of Ashford Road to be converted into shared footway/cycleway, existing footway surface to be replaced. The width of the junction at Bourne Street will be narrowed to improve pedestrian and cyclist movement. New street lighting will be put in place and the bus stop on the northern side of Cavendish Avenue will have a dedicated bus stop clearway.

Click Here for Drawing 5 - Cavendish Avenue - The widened shared footway/cycleway continues along the southern side of Cavendish Avenue, introducing a smooth, even new surface. At the junction with Belmore Road a raised road table will be put in, to improve pedestrian and cyclist movement across the junction. New street lighting will also be put in place. 

Click Here for Drawing 6 – Cavendish Avenue into Firle Road - The widened shared footway/cycleway continues along the southern side of Cavendish Avenue, introducing a smooth, even new surface until the junction with Firle Road. At this point cyclists travelling in northerly direction are directed to cross to the northern side of Cavendish Avenue and across the junction with Dursley Road, before being directed onto the carriageway just before the junction with Whitley Road. Cyclists traveling in a southerly direction from the junction with Whitley Road at first will ride on the carriageway before joining the shared footway/cycleway just to the south of the junction of Cavendish Avenue Firle Road.

Click Here for Drawing 7 - Firle Road into Stanstead Road joining Waterworks Road - The route continues across the junction of Firle Road & Whitley Road. Cyclists will be positioned on the carriageway and new traffic signals will provide an advanced filter for cyclists. Cyclists will join Waterworks Road exiting Stanstead Road across the converted footway. 

Click Here for Drawing 8 - Waterworks Road into Moy Avenue onto Courtland Road - The cycle route continues along the carriageway on these roads with an upgrade of existing street lighting on Waterworks Road near to where the shared cycle path joins Waterworks Road. 

Click Here for Drawing 9 - Courtland Road into Ringwood road-joining the existing Horsey Cycle Way - The cycle route continues along the carriageway on these roads. The route then joins the existing Horsey Cycle Way (Phase 2). 

Click here to go to the homepage for Eastbourne Cycle Routes.

Why your views matter

We would like to seek your views on the proposed design and route of Phase 1b of the Horsey Way Cycle Route

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Eastbourne

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Community groups or organisations
  • Voluntary groups or organisations
  • Public sector groups or organisations

Interests

  • Planning
  • Road and pavement repairs
  • Road safety
  • Traffic Regulation Orders
  • Public Transport