Active Travel projects

East Sussex County Council has been awarded Department of Transport Capability revenue funding to deliver initiatives to help people to walk and cycle more for everyday journeys.

The programme is called Your Active Journey and follows on from Active Access for Growth.

The key aim of Your Active Journey East Sussex is to create travel behaviour change to more active modes.

The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • Increase low levels of physical activity
  • Improve health and wellbeing
  • Promote the use of local cycling and walking infrastructure
  • Enable access to employment, education, training, public transport and key destinations
  • Contribute to net zero carbon emissions
  • Improve air quality

Your Active Journey is delivered by our partners:

  • Sustrans
  • Living Streets
  • Active Cycling Projects
  • Southeast Communities Rail Partnership
  • ESCC Road Safety

Your Active Journey activities are focused in the areas of:

  • Peacehaven West
  • Newhaven South
  • Hailsham South
  • Hailsham East
  • Eastbourne, Hampden Park
  • Eastbourne, Langney
  • Bexhill Sidley
  • Hastings, Tressell
  • Hastings, Old Hastings


Your Active Journey provides support to teachers, parents, carers and children to enable more active and sustainable choices for the journey to and from school.

This includes:

  • Travel planning, challenges and competitions
  • Learn to ride, cycle skills, led rides
  • Bike clubs, bike loans, bike maintenance training
  • Bikeability training
  • Assemblies, air quality awareness, environmental education
  • Travel planning and ‘Try a Train’ sessions

Businesses & employees

Your Active Journey provides support to individuals and organisations to enable more active and sustainable choices for work and business travel.

This includes:

  • Personalised travel planning and advice for individuals and organisations
  • Bicycle and equipment loans
  • Subsidised e-bike loans and purchase schemes
  • Events including cycle-to-work day, ‘Dr Bike’ repairs, kit sales, active travel breakfasts
  • Tailored active travel maps for your workplace

Community groups

Your Active Journey works alongside local organisations to help make our communities healthier. It does this by changing travel habits and encouraging people to become more active. 

The following support is available:

  • Community events including ‘Dr Bike’ repairs, led walks, led cycle rides
  • Bicycle and equipment loans
  • Subsidised e-bike loans and purchase schemes
  • ‘Wheels for All’ adapted cycling

Contact Details

For more information on any of our projects, please email Your Active Journey.

What did the School Streets Trial involve?

The street immediately outside the school was temporarily closed to motor vehicles. It opened the street to families on foot, bike or scooter at drop off and pick up times, giving everyone more space to get to school and move around their local environment safely.

These temporary restrictions did not apply to residents, business premises on the street, emergency services, school transport, blue badge holders, deliveries, and carers of residents on the street.

When was the trial operated?

The 6-week trial operated between 15 March to 1 April and 19 April to 7 May 2021.

Which schools took part in the trial?

What times did the trial operate?

The access was restricted outside of the above schools for approximately one hour between the hours 8.00am to 10.00am and 2.00pm and 4.00pm.

Summary evaluation document

If you would like a copy of the School Streets Trial evaluation document, which includes key findings and next steps, or its summary document, please email Cycling and Walking.

For all enquiries please email Cycling and Walking.