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A new vision for the Sussex Coast

19 April 2018

Campaign for Better Transport is supporting the launch of a report outlining a new vision for transport and planning on the Sussex Coast which puts people first.  The report has been commissioned by South Coast Alliance for Transport and the Environment (SCATE) a network of groups in Sussex and beyond that want to see cleaner and lower impact transport solutions that help the local economy while protecting public health and the environment.

The report highlights that a more joined up approach to transport and planning and investment in walking, cycling and public transport could see over a 10% reduction in traffic.  It would also save hundreds of millions of pounds in ineffective and highly damaging road schemes.

Chris Todd, Local Groups Campaigner for Campaign for Better Transport said:

"Transport policy and spending priorities are taking us in the wrong direction.  They are wasting hundreds of millions of pounds on highly damaging road schemes which risk only having a short term benefit.  At the same time, people are becoming stranded in rural areas due to bus cuts while the NHS is under increasing strain because of physical inactivity and related issues. 

"This report gives us new options and shows that there is a real alternative.  We don't have to put up with ever increasing traffic and congestion.  There is another way, but we need to grasp it now before it's too late."

After Thursday's launch there will be a series of local launches to highlight the key findings of the report and to stimulate discussion about what might be possible in different areas.

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For further information please contact Richard Watkins on 07984 773 468 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  • 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)
  • South Coast Alliance for Transport and the Environment (SCATE) is a network of over 30 local organisations and businesses.
  • The full report can be seen online.  Integrated Transport Planning (ITP) teamed up with the University of the West of England to produce the report for SCATE.
  • There are a series of local launches being planned for at later dates:
  •  Saturday, 21 April, doors open at 10am for 10:30am- 12:30pm local launch at Lewes Town Hall.  Book a place on Eventbrite.
  •  Friday, 4 May, 2 – 3:30pm, Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, Chichester, PO19 7LG.  Book a place on Eventbrite