Shoreham footbridge and pedestrian/cycle links
Bridge the gap - and come up with a name: The public in Shoreham-By-Sea are being invited by West Sussex County Council (WSCC) to enter a competition to name the new Shoreham Footbridge.
For more information and full competition details see the WSCC website
The Shoreham foot bridge connects from from the A259 Shoreham High Street / Brighton Road (opposite the end of East Street) to Lower Beach Road on Shoreham Beach. It provides a useful link for pedestrians and cuts about 1.5 miles off the alternative route via the main roads.
It is currently being replaced with a new footbridge - details can be found below:
An exhibition showing the proposed enhancements for Ferry Road and the Lower Beach Green car park was held in October 2012.
Comments were invited as part of a consultation on the project. This consultation period is now closed.
Information about the scheme is still available below:
- Poster for proposed enhancements (339KB)
- Consultation exhibition boards for proposed enhancements (4,934KB)
If you have any comments you should send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shoreham footbridge before works started ...
Artist's impression of what the new footbridge will look like once it is completed ...
For the most up to date news about the Shoreham footbridge project please refer to the following pages on the West Sussex County Council (WSCC) website:
See also news releases and information about the footbridge on the WSCC website:
(the WSCC news release number is shown below in brackets)
- A film showing the building of the new footbridge at Shoreham-by-Sea has just been released - see Shoreham Footbridge film on the WSCC website
- 08-02-2013 (PR5311) - Shoreham Footbridge door-to-door service terminated
The Connect2 bid by Sustrans was launched to transform not just this area, but communities throughout the UK. In total there were 79 proposed schemes trying to win a share of the £50 million lottery grant where Connect2 would make a real difference. Each Connect2 scheme was inspirational in design, but sensitive both to the needs and character of the area. For more information see the Big Lottery Fund website.
The Connect2 bid by Sustrans competed with three other organisations for £750,000 towards a new footbridge in Shoreham, a share of the lottery millions. These were the Eden Project, Sherwood Forest and the Black Country Urban Park.
The Connect2 bid by Sustrans would aim to build bridges, foot and cycle paths, and even reinstate a ferry giving people easier and healthier access to their schools, workplaces, shops parks and countryside.
To find out more about the Connect2 bid see the Sustrans website.
Each of the bids were highlighted in programmes on ITV in the week commencing 3rd December 2007. The Connect2 bid by Sustrans was featured on 4th December 2007.
Telephone voting took place between 7th and 10th December 2007. The winner, Connect2 by Sustrans - with more than 40% of the vote, was announced on 12th December 2007.
The aims of the local Shoreham Footbridge Connect2 project:
- To renew the narrow Shoreham footbridge, improving the pedestrian/cycle connections from the beach to the town centre, Shoreham Station and other local destinations including schools.
- To enhance people's quality of life and create such a direct and convenient network of routes that walking and cycling will become the natural way of covering many journeys in this area.
- To connect to and further enhance the east to west coastal route which extends as far as Worthing.
West Sussex County Council,