Weʼre raising £3,289 to pay for transport designers to work with us, residents and businesses on a plan to transform our High Street into a Low Traffic one.
- Lewes, East Sussex
Don't have time to donate right now?
We’re raising funds to produce a design for a Low Traffic High Street in Lewes. There has been lots of talk about the problem. We want to design a solution.
We have already received £1,710 from generous supporters in 2021 via crowdfunding but we now need to raise the additional remaining funds £3290 - to reach the £5000 our target for a design which puts people at the centre, and which has support across the community and can be implemented as soon as infrastructure funds become available.
Our High Street is blighted by through traffic which is noisy, polluting and dangerous Our vision is for a sustainable, cleaner, greener and healthier town to live and do business in.
Please donate and help us raise the remaining funds and make this work a reality.
What our supporters who have already donated have said
Time that we moved into the 21st century - the pedestrian- and cycle-unfriendly one way system is years past its sell-by date
Really hope this is successful. Research proves that pedestrian friendly high streets are busier and more rewarding for everyone - people and shopkeepers alike.
A wonderful and important project for our town, for our lives, for our planet!
Here's to a healthier, quieter, safer, less polluted Lewes
Who we are
We are two community groups: Lewes Living Streets and Cycle Lewes, who have been active in Lewes for over 10 years and who have now come together with support from local Councillors to work for these changes.
We are working with representatives from Friends of Lewes, Transition Town Lewes, Chamber of Commerce, independent traders, Lewes Access Group and residents' groups, and representatives from Town, District and County Councils.
Things can only get worse
Over the next few years, new housing development in and around the town is likely to result in even more motorised traffic (up to 1000 vehicles) if all these people use their cars to travel into town.
We are in the midst of a climate emergency and need to reduce our carbon emissions. Electric cars are better but not the solution; they still produce harmful pollution, congestion and danger.
We must plan and design for the future:, reduce motor traffic while maintaining access for those that need to drive, and make the High Street a pleasant place to walk, cycle, shop and socialise.
All over the UK and globally, neighbourhoods, towns and cities are being transformed from places where motor traffic dominates to places for people.
We know our vision is shared by many in the town. Let's make it a reality.
We have already raised some funding for the preliminary survey work: a shoppers survey and a study of through traffic in the town which we are about to start. Your funds will help fund the design work. See Low Traffic Lewes for full details about our work including our Progress Report
Share this story
Updates appear here
Sheila O'Sullivan, Low Traffic Lewes started crowdfunding
Leave a message of support
Jul 25, 2022
Keep up the good work
Mar 7, 2022
Mar 3, 2022
Feb 28, 2022
Feb 25, 2022
Feb 24, 2022
This is an important work, our young people especially those from Green United.... want safer streets to walk and cycle to school, free from pollution. Lets all work together, this could help!
Become a supporter
Help Sheila O'Sullivan, Low Traffic Lewes raise more
Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.