Could Chichester congestion issues be solved by park and ride?

Letter from: Steve Parker, Selsey Road, Chichester

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 9:00 am
Oaklands Way toward to Northgate gyratory | Picture by Steve Robards

I have followed with interest the pop-up cycle lane saga in Chichester over the last few weeks.

Chichester is an old city and has enough trouble with its present road system in filtering traffic through the town. There is enough evidence to confirm that (as things stand), our city is not well placed for this present pop-up utility to have taken place, as has happened in other locations in the country too.

Also, on top of what has been said, I feel that the introduction of the bus lanes in Avenue De Chartres are not fit for purpose.

There is a ‘catch-22’ in what we have in Chichester, and what we need to do in relation to free-up moving traffic and the safety of cyclists too. With our over burdened A27 as well, we have to be careful that we do not scare visitors away especially in these troubled times.

If things are to remain, has Covid put us on a route whereby we have to question if we are not at the cusp where Chichester’s situation could be alleviated not only for now, but the future too, by the permanent instalment of a seven-day-a-week, well-run and value-for-money park and ride?