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Bypass plans to upgrade the A27 Chichester bypass, say campaigners

11 July 2016

Campaign for Better Transport has responded to Highways England plan to upgrade the A27 Chichester bypass.

Highways England want to spend millions of pounds on the upgrade of the bypass with funding from the Department of Transport’s £15 billion roads investment strategy. 

Chris Todd, Roads Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“The A27 Chichester northern bypass may be dead in the water, but upgrading the southern bypass risks encouraging more people to drive and moving the congestion into our towns and cities. 

Highways England need to take the opportunity to make it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle across the A27. That will help reconnect local communities while reducing the need to drive.”

ENDS

For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Read more about Highways England plans for the A27 Chichester bypass here - A27 Chichester bypass consultation to launch on Thursday July 14
  2. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).