Green light for shared cycleway and footpath in Crawley High Street

Crawley Town Centre Cycle path (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150630-082722008
Crawley Town Centre Cycle path (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150630-082722008

A shared cycleway and footpath will be made in Crawley High Street.

Crawley council’s planning committee permitted the proposals at a meeting on Monday (September 21).

The route will run along the eastern side of the road and connect to the existing cycle paths in Pegler Way and The Boulevard.

The existing footpath will be widened from 2.7m to 3m except near where there are large trees.

The existing crossings at the both ends of the routes will be upgraded from puffin to toucan crossings.

The council received one letter which said the plan was a ‘missed opportunity’.

Concerns were raised over motorists having priority over cyclists at the two side entrances to cross the cycleway in the High Street.

A spokesman for Horsham & Crawley Cyclists Touring Club said it supported the objections raised.

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