SustainableAW: Transport  Supporting sustainable travel: cycling, walking, and public transport use

Please note: This web page is due to be updated to reflect the new actions put forward in SustainableAW 2021-23.

Transport - Bike (100 grey)

Adur & Worthing Councils are committed to stewarding, protecting and improving the environment. Working with the local community and collaborating with partners, we are taking action.

These are some of our key Transport activities and actions this year as part of our long term vision:

Transport - Bus (65 grey)Action: Improve Council commuting and business travel

Adur & Worthing Councils will:

  • Adopt and implement a Travel Action Plan and measures to help staff to choose to cycle, walk, car share and use public transport

Adur & Worthing Councils have developed a Travel Action Plan with support from transport charity Sustrans, to gain a better understanding of how staff and councillors currently travel to, from and for work. This is to better understand how to encourage more sustainable means of travel such as walking, cycling, car sharing and public transport more of the time.

When staff and members from large employers travel by more sustainable modes there can be positive benefits for health and wellbeing as well as local traffic congestion and air quality improvements.
One of the outcomes of the Travel Action Plan is to access sustainable transport discounts for staff. See the action below 'Offer sustainable travel discounts for employees'

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Partners include:


Transport - Person walking (65 grey)Action: Improve Worthing public spaces for sustainable transport

Adur & Worthing Councils will:

  • Improve and upgrade spaces and places for sustainable transport in Worthing Town Centre from Worthing train station through the town centre to the seafront

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Partners include:


‚ÄĆAction: Improve cycling and walking infrastructure

Adur & Worthing Councils will:

  • Develop and adopt a Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan to improve safe routes for walking and cycling, and seek funding to implement these

The aim of this work is to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey.

A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan has been developed following widespread consultation throughout Adur and Worthing.

See the full plan:

 The following maps have been extracted from the full plan above for ease of access:

The plan includes a list of cycling routes and walking zones that could be developed. This work is the result of close collaboration with West Sussex County Council. The County Council are the Highways Authority and therefore have responsibility for designing and delivering the cycle routes on the public highways. The Councils will continue collaborating with the County Council to support the delivery of safe cycling routes and infrastructure.

A local action group has been created to help this plan support the LCWIP process and other related walking and cycling projects in Adur and Worthing. This group is called the 'Adur & Worthing Walking & Cycling Action Group' and is made up of representatives from local cycle groups, and other interested parties.

West Sussex County Council has created a partnership of local authorities in the county that are developing these types of plans.

Further information:

Partners include:

  • West Sussex Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Partnership
  • Department of Transport
  • Adur & Worthing Walking & Cycling Action Group

Transport - Ticket (65 grey)Action: Offer sustainable travel discounts for employees

Adur & Worthing Councils will:

  • Launch 'easit Adur & Worthing' offering travel discounts to Council and local business staff.

Adur & Worthing Councils are working with the national 'easit' organisation to set up a local travel discount scheme. This will help increase use of sustainable transport options across Adur and Worthing. easitADUR&WORTHING will be open to all council staff and can be joined by businesses in Adur and Worthing.

easitADUR&WORTHING is a member based travel network that businesses can join in order to access discounted transport benefits for their staff. easit negotiates travel discounts and other benefits with local transport operators and businesses. Businesses can join for free during 2019, while easitADUR&WORTHING is being established.

For more information:

Partners include:

  • easit
  • local businesses
  • travel providers

Transport - Electric plug (65 grey)Action: Support electric vehicle uptake to improve air quality

Adur & Worthing Councils will:

  • Deliver further public electric vehicle charge points and seek funding for further expansion, explore electric vehicles for Council use.

Adur & Worthing Councils are working with partners to increase the availability of electric vehicle infrastructure in Adur and Worthing. The shift to more electric vehicles is important as these vehicles do not contribute to poor air quality as they have no local emissions.

Further information:

Partners include:


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Page last updated: 13 August 2021

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