In addition to road improvements, it is vital that sustainable transport measures are put in place to provide a safe and reliable alternative to using the car.
In partnership, MSDC and WSCC working with the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership have secured a £21.8m funding package for sustainable transport improvements for Burgess Hill that consists of £10.9m of central government Local Growth Funding and £10.9m from developer contributions.
The improvements are being delivered through the Place and Connectivity Programme that will provide new and enhanced sustainable transport infrastructure for the town over the lifetime of the Growth Programme for the town.
The Place and Connectivity Programme seeks to provide enhanced facilities and environment for walkers and cyclists with improved facilities at key locations including the town centre, railway stations, Victoria Business Park Triangle Leisure Centre and at the A2300 corridor and provide key routes across the town and the Northern Arc development (from developer contributions and direct delivery of facilities) to link these together including with traffic free routes to Hassocks and Haywards Heath.
The Place and Connectivity Programme will also see further improvements to bus stop infrastructure in the town that will sit alongside a proposed expanded bus service facilitated by the approved Northern Arc planning application to link the Northern Arc and other areas. There are also plans to improve Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield train stations, with discussions being held with Network Rail to examine what wider improvements can be delivered beyond improved public realm and access arrangements.
This illustration shows priority areas within Burgess Hill that form the basis of a network of sustainable transport and public realm improvements.
This second map shows proposed bus routes and their planned phasing. Public engagement is scheduled for Spring 2020 to give residents the opportunity to have their say on these proposals.
By providing new or improved sustainable transport infrastructure, we can ensure that Burgess Hill grows sustainably and look to reduce congestion, increase travel choice and improve journey times.
Details in slides correct as of 27 March 2020
The £21.8m package of transport improvements for the town centre will help create more sustainable transport measures, improve connectivity, congestion and journey times. This will include improved access arrangements for Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield train stations as well as new and improved cycle routes across town.View
A £23m investment into the A2300 will help drive forward the new high-tech corridor of business park developments by widening and upgrading this main access route into Burgess Hill from the A23. These improvements will help relieve congestion and also help provide a better onward link to the wider south east region.View
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