Proposed Puffin Crossing, The Ridge, Hastings

Closed 27 May 2019

Opened 6 May 2019


East Sussex Highways are proposing to put in place a signal-controlled pedestrian crossing on The Ridge, just to the south of the junction with Chowns Hill to aid safe pedestrian movement. From the pedestrian surveys conducted as part of the design process, it was evident that this is the most appropriate location for use by pedestrians who wish to access the existing bus stops as well as local amenities such as St. Helens church and hall, as well as nearby care residence.


The attached drawing shows the proposed location of the signal controlled pedestrian crossing. Associated changes also include:


  • Introduction of 2 new street lighting columns with traffic signals at the location of the crossing;
  • Installation of new lighting columns on both of the approaches to the crossing to ensure lighting levels meet current standards;
  • Relocation of the existing north bound bus stop adjacent to St Helen’s Church. As indicated on the enclosed drawing;
  • The introduction of a dropped kerb adjacent to St Helen’s Church to facilitate off street parking for the church, and
  • New road markings and signs.

What happens next

Subject to the feedback received from this consultation process we will look to introduce

the new pedestrian crossing in the early 2020. Duration of the works is estimated to take about 56 weeks. A further letter will be distributed to provide exact dates for construction when such a timescale has been confirmed.


  • Hastings


  • Businesses
  • Community groups or organisations
  • Residents panel
  • Residents of East Sussex
  • Anybody with an interest


  • Road safety