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Work to improve walking and cycling routes gets underway
PR2297/SB/JB - 29/09/2020
Work to upgrade walking and cycling facilities across Burgess Hill will soon begin as part of the Place and Connectivity Programme to make it easier for people to get around Burgess Hill on foot or by bike, providing a boost for sustainable transport.
Walking and cycling improvements throughout the town are being delivered as part of the Place and Connectivity Programme a package of projects aimed at creating safe, direct and attractive routes to encourage people to choose to walk, cycle and use public transport. Once completed they will help to better link key work, retail and leisure locations in the town together and support the sustainable growth of the town.
The works will see upgraded paths across a number of the town’s parks and open spaces and to the Green Circle to the south of Burgess Hill. Further detail on these schemes and the Place and Connectivity Programme can be viewed at www.burgesshill.net. Work is scheduled to begin on 5th October.
Residents and businesses around the works will be notified and all the projects will make every effort to minimise inconvenience.
Councillor Judy Llewellyn-Burke, Deputy Leader at Mid Sussex District Council said, “The start of this work is a significant step towards achieving this ambitious programme. We aim to encourage more people to walk and cycle for short journeys and use public transport for longer journeys and make sure both pedestrians and cyclists can get around safely. Walking and cycling more and using cars less is good for everyone, it helps make the air cleaner, improves physical fitness and supports mental wellbeing.”
Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital said: “We invested £10.9m Local Growth Funding to the Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity project to improve sustainable connectivity in the town. The scheme will greatly benefit businesses and residents in the area and we are delighted to see progress with the project. “
For further details on Place and Connectivity Programme improvements and to keep up to date with the Burgess Hill Growth Programme please check www.burgesshill.net