Transport

Action Group

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Creating sustainable transport solutions for the local area.

The Transport Action Group is exploring alternative, healthier, and more sustainable ways of getting around.

Our current options of fossil fuelled private vehicles are a huge source of pollution and extremely inefficient. Our bus service simply isn’t frequent or flexible enough to be a viable replacement for anyone looking to live without a car. And our main roads are not great places for cyclists of all ages and abilities to safely use.

We will be exploring the options, weighing up potential solutions, talking to partners, and coming up with concrete ideas together for how we can make positive improvements for us all to enjoy cleaner, more environmentally friendly local travel.

If you’d like to get involved in the Transport Action Group, either as an active member or an occasional helper, please fill in the Volunteer Sign up Form and we’ll be in contact.

To get in touch with the Transport Action Group, email us at: transport@greeningsteyning.org

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Here’s what we’re working on

Big infrastructure investments obviously take time, and we can’t wave a wand and magic up a new fleet of electric buses. So we’ve decided that our initial focus will be on promoting behaviour change and supporting more active travel. That means getting people out of their cars and encouraging more biking, e-biking and walking.

Our first big project was to get behind the 20’s Plenty Campaign in Steyning and Bramber.  We joined a Working Party was set up by Steyning Parish Council in November 2020 and played an active role publicising the idea and designing and running a big online survey to test public opinion.  On the back of this, an application has been submitted to West Sussex County Council to create a 20 MPH Zone covering the whole of Steyning and Bramber.  Their Highways Department are currently looking at the plans so we’re awaiting further news.  You can find out more about the 20’s Plenty Campaign here.

Another ambitious joint project is just getting underway.   This is to upgrade the current footpath between Kingsbarn Lane in Steyning and Saltings Way in Beeding – to create a safe, all-weather route between Steyning, Bramber and Beeding.  It’s called the White Bridge Project – after the metal footbridge across the river, that used to painted white!  It’s being led by Steyning and District Community Partnership and you can find out the latest here.

We are also working on plans to improve facilities for cycle parking in Steyning High Street.

All these projects involve teaming up with other partners, including the three Parish Councils, the District and County Council, Steyning Business Chamber, and Steyning and District Community Partnership.  

Keep an eye on the website and newsletter for developments.

 

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