Council admits it acted unlawfully in removing cycle lane

West Sussex County Council unlawfully removed a Shoreham cycle lane in November 2020, just weeks after it had been built

Cycle Lane
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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has admitted it acted unlawfully in removing a popular cycle lane in the seaside town of Shoreham in November 2020, with a court ordering the council to pay £25,000 in costs to Cycling UK's legal fees. 

Cycling UK applied for a judicial review into the removal of the cycle lane, which served five schools and prominently featured in a government publicity video highlighting the community benefits of new cycle lanes.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.