Walking and Cycling Route through Alexandra Park, Hastings

Hastings Greenway Group started a petition to East Sussex County Council

Walking and Cycling Route through Alexandra Park, Hastings
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We the undersigned call on East Sussex County Council to reject the petition that has been
submitted in objection to this important active travel project (which was based on a campaign of
misinformation and scaremongering) and to continue with the route construction when the
reference to the Secretary of State has been resolved.

This route project being taken forward by East Sussex County Council has been through a very long
process of consultation, safety audits, redesign work and delays. It has been approved by the
Hastings Borough Council’s cabinet, by a unanimous vote, and has also been approved by East
Sussex County Council.

It is strongly supported by local groups and organisations that campaign for long overdue
improvements to the cycling and walking infrastructure in Hastings, to encourage active travel, to
reduce the ever-present risks to cyclists of injury and fatalities on the roads and to tackle climate
change.

The route is an essential section of the Hastings Walking and Cycling strategy - core network of
walking and cycling routes agreed by East Sussex County Council and Hastings borough council. It
would be a tragic and retrograde step to abandon the route through Alexandra Park as it would
destroy the integrity of the whole routes network and undermine action to respond to the climate
crisis.

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Ewa B signed and offered support
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Denide W signed this petition
“Totally sign up to petition”
Claudia K signed this petition
“Hastings urgently needs a coherent cycling network.”
Louis W signed this petition
“Hastings Greenway is a great project. It should not be derailed because of well-intentioned but misinformed opposition.”
Emma M signed this petition
“I support a cycle path as long as it also protects the needs of pedestrians in the park.”
Steph F signed and offered support
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Sarah C signed this petition
“I can’t understand why anyone would object to cyclists being given their own safe space to travel in. It is a convenient, environmentally friendly way to travel that keeps one fit. A cycle Lane would also reduce the occurrence of people cycling on footpaths. I wish Hastings could invest in an improvement of its cycle paths generally.”
Kat M signed this petition
“Putting this local route in place is an essential part of making cycling safer for people in Hastings.”
Sam H signed this petition
“Cycling is important, and climate change should be a priority - cycle routes help us move towards better environments.”
Mark S signed this petition
“I cycle all over Sussex and strongly support this initiative to provide the people of Hastings with safer, healthier and sustainable travel options.”
Jane F signed this petition
“It’s essential. Cycling and walking positive health benefits as well as environmentally friendly. What’s not to like.”
Felix L signed this petition
“All for the new cycle route”
Christopher B signed this petition
“Having worked closely with Nick Hanna on the Hastings area cycle network in the past, I am confident that this will be a careful and thorough proposal which will have taken many hours of volunteer effort to develop. It will be shameful if against all the desire for active travel and family friendly facilities this project is not delivered to the benefit of both Hastings residents and visitors alike.”
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Gabriel C has helped recruit 4 more signatures and 1 more supporters so far!
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Anthony H has helped recruit 4 more signatures so far!
“It's a vital link the sustainable transport options for the future of Hastings. Vital.”
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Patrick D has helped recruit 3 more signatures and 3 more supporters so far!
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Steph F has helped recruit 2 more signatures so far!
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Jane F has helped recruit 2 more signatures so far!
“An important move, which I thought had already been implemented”
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nick h has helped recruit 2 more signatures and 1 more supporters so far!
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Cheryl W has helped recruit 2 more signatures so far!
“Cycling is the best way to tackle car traffic. Make it safe and people will use it.”
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Felicity G has helped recruit 1 more signatures so far!
“I am in support as long as the path is stipulated 3 metres-width to be shared. Cyclists need to use bells or politely call out and dogs should be on leads. Head phones like mobiles should not be used so all are sufficiently aware to share.”
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