Eastbourne Cycle Routes - Langney Rise

Closes 24 Sep 2021

Opened 16 Aug 2021

Overview

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) are looking to construct a strategic cycle route from Lottridge Drove to Sovereign Harbour. We would like to seek your views on the proposed design of a specific section of this route along Langney Rise. A map illustrating the proposed route can be viewed here.

This is a 3 metre wide shared cycle route which runs along the western side of Langney Rise, from the Langney Shopping Centre down to the Langney Roundabout, where it connects with the existing Horsey Sewer cycle route.  An additional short section of route runs along the east side footway from the Langney roundabout up to Priory Road in order to pick up cyclists from Langney Primary School and St Catherine’s College. 

To make it easier to review, the proposed route and design for the Langney Rise Cycle Route has been divided into seven drawings running in a linear fashion from the north to the south. 

Click here for Drawing 1: Langney Shopping Centre South towards Ruxley Court - 

Commencing at the end of the existing cycle route around the Hide Hollow and Friday Street roundabouts. The existing footway on the western side of Langney Rise is widened to enable the conversion into a shared cycle way. The route negotiates around the pedestrian bridge to the service road to the shopping centre, where cyclists and pedestrians have to give way. The route continues on the western side of Langney Rise running adjacent to the Esso station and southwards.  

An additional shared cycle route link has been included to allow cyclists to cycle up to the shopping centre entrance, where cycle parking is provided. 

Click here for Drawing 2: Ruxley Court southwards across Faversham Road - The route continues southwards. The existing western footway is widened into the bordering verge on the eastern side of the footway. At the Faversham Road junction the pedestrian refuge has been widened to accommodate cyclists. 

Click here for Drawing 3: Faversham Road southwards to The Rising - The existing western footway is widened into the bordering verge on the eastern side of the footway. The layout of the bus stop opposite The Rising is to be changed. The existing layby will be removed so that buses stop in the running lane, with the shared cycleway widened into this space.  A new bus shelter is also placed at this location and a high kerb is provided at the bus stop to ease disabled access on and off buses. 

Click here for Drawing 4: The Rising southwards to Pembury Road The existing western footway is widened into the bordering verge on the eastern side of the footway. A set of old bricks steps running down the verge to the carriageway are removed and the verge reinstated. In addition two cycle links to Biddenden Close have been provided. 

Click here for Drawing 5: Pembury Road southwards towards the Martello InnThe existing western footway is widened into the bordering verge on both sides of the footway. New tactile paving is put in place at the signalised crossing just south of Marsden Road. Tactile paving is also put in situ at adjoining footpaths.  A set of old bricks steps running down the verge to the carriageway are removed and the verge reinstated. 

Click here for drawing 6: Martello Inn southwards to Sevenoaks Road - The existing western footway is widened into the bordering verge on the eastern side of the footway. The bus stop adjacent to Sandhurst Mews is to be changed.  Part of the layby will be removed to allow buses to stop in the running lane, and the shared cycleway widened into this space.  The remainder of the layby will be retained for parking.  A new bus shelter is proposed to be sited in the location of the current shelter. A high kerb is provided at the bus stop to ease disabled access on and off buses. 

At this point the shared route advances southwards on both the east and west side of Langney Rise in order to pick up cyclists from Priory Road, including Langney Primary School and St Catherine’s College. The pedestrian refuge just north of Priory Road is widened to accommodate cyclists.  

Click here for drawing 7: Sevenoaks Road southwards to Langney Roundabout On both sides of the Langney Rise, the route extends over the Langney Sewer, utilising the existing bridge where cyclists are asked to dismount. On the eastern side the existing bus stop just north of Langney Sewer, high access kerb will be added to ease disabled access on and off buses.   One parking space will need to be removed from the layby. 

The existing footways on both the east side and west side of Langney rise are widened into adjacent verges and new tactile paving is put in place at the signalised pedestrian crossing at the Langney roundabout.  The signalised crossing will be converted to a Toucan crossing so that it can be used by cyclists. 

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 shared cycle route along Langney Rise.

Give us your views

Areas

  • Eastbourne

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Community groups or organisations
  • User groups or forums

Interests

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