We want to make walking and cycling easy and enjoyable by making roads safer, easier to cross, less noisy and less busy. We want to get people walking and cycling whenever possible, securing the health benefits of active exercise and reduced pollution from fewer cars. For us it is not just about reducing the number of accidents on our roads, it is about quality of life.

What we do:

  • We campaigned for and secured 20 mph schemes throughout much of the town.
  • We continue to campaign to get drivers to stick to the speed limits and report vehicles to the Police through Lewes Community Speed Watch).
  • We support new pedestrian crossings at key sites (e.g. across Offham Road, with the first across from Prince Edwards Road planned to be installed by end of March 2018).
  • We campaign against pavement parking and excessive pavement clutter such as “A” boards.
  • In 2019 we commissioned John Dales of Urban Movement to look at how Lewes can be improved. See his report here.
  • We are working with Cycle Lewes and local councillors to get East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to include walking and cycling improvements in and around Lewes town. This is both in response to Covid 19 and in the ESCC Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. See our post-lockdown proposal here. There has been some success: it looks likely that the Lewes High Street pavements will be widened to accommodate social distancing. More ideas welcomed.

We want Lewes to be a beautiful pedestrian and bicycle friendly town, where streets are shared and cars do not dominate. There is much work to be done to achieve our vision.

If you support this vision, come and join us.

Contact our group

Email lewesgroup@livingstreets.org.uk

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