What is a Greenway?
A Greenway is more than just an off road route for cyclists, walkers and people with disability scooters. Greenways are largely car-free, off-road routes connecting people to facilities, open spaces and countryside within and around our towns. They are for shared use by walkers and cyclists and can be used by people in wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Fully developed Greenways often include amenities such as seating, planted areas and public art and may create a linear park effect or utilise an existing park. Greenways create safe and direct routes in attractive settings. They provide a sustainable, environmentally friendly travel option for utility (getting to work, education or shopping) and for leisure and health purposes.
The draft Hastings Local Plan includes a network of proposed cycle routes that mostly follow the alignment of the Greenway route and a Cycle & Walking Strategy is currently being drawn up by East Sussex County Council and Hastings Borough Council with HUB and Ramblers involvement. Currently there are a number of plans to connect Hastings, St Leonards and Ore to each other using greenway links.