Usage of A259 Cycle Paths

Hugh Coster made this Freedom of Information request to West Sussex County Council

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please supply the following information:

Re the stretch of cycle path alongside the A259 between the Bersted roundabout and the Junction A259/A27 at Chichester.

1) Has the County Council conducted any surveys to establish the frequency of usage of this stretch of cycle path by cyclists?

2) If so, can you please supply me with usage figures (per week or month or year) for the calendar years 2010 to 2016. Please, No estimates.

3) If those are not available please supply me with usage figures for whatever years you have.

Re the proposed stretch of cycle path to be constructed alongside the A259 between the Hoe Lane Flansham roundabout and the Church Lane Clymping roundabout.

4) Has the County Council conducted any surveys or acquired any information to establish the likely usage figures (per week or month) for this stretch of cycle path?

5) In bidding for funds for this stretch of cycle path from Coast to Capital LEP, what potential cyclist usage information was supplied to Coast to Capital to justify the requirement for the funds? Please also supply a copy of the bidding documents.

6) How much in funds is being supplied by Coast to Capital for this project, and where is the rest of the money coming from?

Yours faithfully,
Hugh Coster

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Dear Mr Coster,


Thank you for your enquiry, which has been forwarded to the appropriate
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working days, that is by or on 7 April 2017.


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Yours sincerely,


Duncan Macdonald

Customer Relations Officer



Freedom Of Information |  [1]West Sussex County Council | Location:
County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ
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Ref: 112285/817912


Dear Mr Coster,


I refer to your request dated 10^th March 2017, which has been dealt with
under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.


You request related to A259 cycle path scheme. .


We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority holds some data relevant to your request.

I am now able to respond to you with the following:


Q1. All Cycle and Traffic data is freely available from WSCC website under
the Roads and travel, Traffic management, Traffic counts, Traffic data
website.  Here is a direct link


To access the website you will need to set up an account and agree to the
terms and conditions.


Volume, speed and classified traffic data is available to view and
download from our traffic data website.


Data from permanent automatic traffic counter sites is available together
with data from some of the temporary traffic survey sites (which are
usually limited to one week of data).


Instructions on how to use the website are available in the help section.
This includes how to select sites and export data to Microsoft Excel.


Q2. As above.

Q3. As above.


Q4 – yes

Q5 – see the two attached documents

Q6 - £865k from Coast to Capital and the rest from the County Council


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