March 21st, 2024

New cycling facilities coming to Adur and Worthing

Promenades, parks, parades and town centres across Adur and Worthing are receiving new cycling facilities to further support active travel in the area.

Four bike repair stations and 170 bike racks are being installed by Adur & Worthing Councils as part of their commitment to provide residents and visitors with better opportunities to travel actively and sustainably.

The equipment has been funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) under its UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which aims to invest in local priorities including communities, place, people, local businesses and skills.

Dozens of bike racks have already been installed ahead of spring by the councils’ teams, with 12 added in Adur and 60 covering Worthing.

In total, 60 bike racks will be added across Adur and 110 will be installed across Worthing. The remaining bike racks will be installed ahead of the summer.

Two repair stations, which allow cyclists to adjust or repair their bikes on the go, will be installed outside Perch on Lancing Beach and near the Pavilion Theatre on Worthing promenade in the coming weeks.

Tasks such as topping-up tyre pressures, adjusting the brakes or tightening a loose bolt can be achieved for free by using the stations, which host a range of quality tools that are attached to the base via retractable cables.

Since declaring a climate emergency in 2019, the councils have been pushing to not only reduce their carbon footprint, but help the area achieve net zero carbon status by 2045.

It’s estimated that on-road transport makes up a quarter of the area’s emissions. The councils therefore want to ensure that greener transport options are readily available for those making shorter journeys.

Last summer the councils greatly expanded their public bike hire scheme run by Donkey Republic, seeing a total of 75 bicycles available for hire across Adur and Worthing.

To find out more on the Donkey bike scheme and how to hire a bicycle, visit:

Members of Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council are evaluating projects to invest further UK Shared Prosperity funding into sustainable transport infrastructure by March 2025. These projects will focus on increasing active travel to schools, green spaces and residential areas.

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