Transport User Voice – October 2022 – Cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians

29 September 2022

How can roads serve them better?

Fallen trees blocking the way get reported but nothing gets done about it.” Pedestrian

Feeling safe is essential for all road users, including cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians. While a lot of the basics are in place, these road users want to see extra focus on improving what’s already there and that National Highways doesn’t overlook them.

Cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians across Kent and Sussex shared how they could feel safer on journeys that interact with National Highways’ roads.

While they understand they are not National Highways’ main focus, cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians still want to be able make journeys safely. Road users wants wider paths, extra crossing points added and more signage.

To improve the experience of cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians, we recommend National Highways provides better signage alerting drivers to the presence of these users, has more separated paths with barriers and puts more crossing points and joined-up paths in place.

We spoke to people in the following locations to get their views:

  • the A26 Beddingham – Newhaven ‘Egrets Way’ cycleway
  • the A27 between Falmer and Lewes
  • the A249/M2 Junction 5
  • the A27 at Arundel
  • the A21 Tonbridge – Pembury cycle link.

You can read the report here.


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