Sunday, 25 June 2017

Arundel Bypass Route Options

Cycleway & footpath under the bypass as envisaged.
Now the election is over, (I write this before the result is known) I believe the route options for the A27 Arundel bypass will be announced in July, I hope we can all have a robust debate and i hope you will give your opinion into that process, don’t let outsiders from Brighton hijack this!

I have been in robust debate with people on Facebook regarding the By-Pass, my views are my views alone, I support OneArundel.co.uk the Pro Bypass offline campaign, but I don’t speak for them.

I have said this before, the more I think about it the more I think it should happen.I personally do not want to have a junction north to Ford Road from the Pink blue route (If that is chosen) , but I do want one to the south, this would save a considerable amount of public money and would create a peaceful enclave of South Arundel, with no through traffic on Ford road and no Rat Running.

You may ask how someone from Ford Yapton or Climping could travel to Arundel?  You would be able to get on the bypass at the Ford Road South Junction and travel either east or west and pick up the old A27 to access Arundel.

This would transform our community, I would have a footpath/Cyclepath going under the bypass and hopefully we would have that footpath/Cyclepath extending to Ford Station so school children can walk or cycle to the station to take the train to Chichester,  they currently have to navigate traffic going at up to 70Mph.

I also want to get a large car park built to the south of Ford Station (Land directly south west is owned by the environment agency) and hopefully money will be given from the bypass project to support this as well as foot paths and  cycleways.

Also I think there is an opportunity to completely re-model ford Road Roundabout creating a much more environmentally friendly space, still allowing traffic flow from the A284, but ideally with traffic lights and pedestrian crossings

Like I said, these re my views and I will feed them into consultation when that starts, but all of you can write, email when these options are announced, so think what you want and then tell the government

If you have not signed up yet please go to OneArundel.co.uk and sign up for emails

Paul Dendle is Arundel & Walberton ward Councillor, web site is www.pauldendle.org and email is cllr.paul.dendle@arun.gov.uk or pauldendle@aol.

UPDATE:  I have been advised that the route options will not be available now until September as Worthing & Lancing have jumped ahead of Arundel in the Consultation pecking order,


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