LETTER: Better cycling plans are vital

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It was good to see the clear call from Horsham medics to the councils to start building attractive cycle networks locally.

This letter has led to much interest on the cycle forum’s twitter feed - the largest number of responses we’ve had on any single topic, with supportive comments coming in from people all over the country.

So, what next?

Opportunities for changes to roads often come with planning applications.

For example, with the proposed new Swan Walk cinema in Horsham, how about making changes from the start that enable people of all ages and abilities to cycle there instead of taking the car?

This is what DIDN’T happen with the John Lewis/Waitrose development on Albion Way, so let’s not make the same mistake twice.

Then there will be the north of Horsham development.

It will be vital to get better proposals for cycling than are in the current planning application.

Francis Vernon

Horsham District Cycling Forum, Mallow Close, Horsham

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