Encouraging Walking

The Vision:

To encourage walking for transport, recreation and exercise. To reduce the number of short journeys within the area to benefit air quality.

How it’s tackled:

Develop a strategy which includes:

  • Physical and electronic maps
  • Health walks
  • Exisiting Heritage, Blue Plaque and Slater marked walks

So far footpaths have been surveyed and mapped, some Rambler Walks are being used to draft a template and walks shown on existing web sites have been updated.

Bridle paths and tracks often double for walkers and cyclists so there is overlap between these two projects. The results of the Cycling/walkways consultancy mentioned elsewhere are now pending input from 3 councils.

A further study of Town Centre improvements/pedestrian precinct (as Shoreham has done) will continue next year. 

How you can help:

All this information will be used to develop the technology and link the descriptive walks to radial walks. We are looking for a graphic designer to design user-friendly maps (see the Eastbourne plan as an example of such a map), so if that could be you, please get in touch – click here

One of the best ways of creating change is to talk to people – without nagging!  Persuade parents, children, friends that instead of hopping into the car and creating particulates it’s possible to use the legs and create health.

Please click here for details of the Seaford walks already on offer.