The official opening of the Bognor Regis to Littlehampton shared pedestrian and cycle path has been welcomed by West Sussex Cycle Forum – with a plea for even more people to use it.
The 4.5km-long direct route is already proving popular with pedestrians and cyclists and was officially opened with the cutting of a green ribbon (in-keeping with the green/sustainable transport theme) by county council Leader Louise Goldsmith.
Rupert Chitty, Regional Director of contractor Jackson Civil Engineering, said: “The shared pedestrian path and cycleway between Bognor Regis and Littlehampton has been a pleasure to deliver on behalf of West Sussex County Council.
“The patience of the stakeholders and the road users has been greatly appreciated and what we have now is a shared path that will bring huge health and wellbeing improvements to so many people. We are delighted to have worked on this scheme.”
During the construction, Jackson staff visited a local school to address an assembly about construction site safety and the company also donated a wooden bench for cyclists and walkers at the Flansham end of the route.