East Sussex County Council and Hastings Borough Council are currently working on a walking and cycling strategy for Hastings and St Leonards. An ESCC spokesman said: “Cycling and walking have huge benefits for people’s health and wellbeing, as well as improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions…. making it easier and safer for people to choose healthier, more environmentally-friendly options for their day-to-day journeys around town.“

Current plans would affect Queensway and Sedlescombe Road South and include sections of shared cycling and pedestrian routes on pavements, cycle lanes on roads, upgrading pedestrian crossings and installing new road markings and signage. The scheme is aimed at improving links between residential areas and key locations such as the town centre, seafront, employment areas and education, health and leisure facilities.

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