Promenade Cycling Go Ahead For Seaford

Promenade cycling has been approved for Seaford after a successful trial last year.

Like Eastbourne, Seaford had banned cycling, but relaxed the restriction last year on a trial basis.

After examining the results of the trail, and the following public consultation, East Sussex County Council have decided to permenantly remove the restrictions and allowing cycling on the seafront.

Our friends at Cycle Seahaven said, “We are thrilled that the people of Seaford have supported cycling on the seafront with such a resounding majority in favour of the scheme.

“The survey results are conclusive with 83 per cent of those interviewed saying they were happy for the trial to be made permanent.

“This is excellent news for young, inexperienced or less able people who were looking for somewhere flat and safe to cycle.

“There have been no reported incidents, and levels of cycling remain unchanged since the ‘Share With Care’ scheme was adopted.

“We are pleased to see that good-natured sharing of this wonderful resource is something that comes naturally to the residents of and visitors to our seaside town.”

Like in Eastbourne, concerns had been raised for the safety of children, elderly and disabled pedestrians, but the majority of comments were positive, even from these groups.

Seaford promenade will now be added to National Cycle Route 2, which also runs through Eastbourne.

Read the full Seaford Promenade cycling report from ESCC (PDF)