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Weʼre raising £3,290 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

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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 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, £3290; and make this 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.

Town centres should be for people, not cars. This has the potential to make Lewes a cleaner, safer and much more pleasant place".

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.

The Answer

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.

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      Lewes, East Sussex

      Low Traffic Lewes is a joint project between Cycle Lewes and Lewes Living Streets. I am the current Chair of Cycle Lewes. Email: lowtrafficlewes@gmail.com www.cyclelewes.org.uk https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/get-involved/local-groups/lewes

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