A COMPETITION has been launched in the city to design a logo for Car-Free Chichester.
A campaign group wants to trial a scheme inside the city walls one Sunday a month. Key aims of the campaign are to reduce pollution, make it more safe with fun places to walk and cycle by extending the heart of the city outwards and to help combat climate change.
Campaigners see this fitting in with the aims of the Chichester Vision which was subject to public consultation and published in October, 2017.
The scheme works as a ‘try before you buy’ idea – a trial of a few streets for a few hours a month, to help produce permanent plans to fit in with the vision.
Chichester city councillor Sarah Sharp explained: “We need a logo to capture people’s imagination. We know how much people love the pedestrianised streets and we want to build on this. The logo design should ideally include the city walls and highlight the need for healthier streets that will bring the community together.
“We know that people who rely on their cars with mobility issues and businesses will be feeling anxious about this and our first priority is to put these fears to rest and stress that people with blue badges will be given priority as well as carers.
“We want to work with BID and shop owners as the evidence from other cities is that car-free places are great for businesses as they rejuvenate a city. We need to put our health and clean air first – even if we only manage to do this one Sunday a year.”
The next opening meeting will be held on Monday, at 7.30pm, at the Park Tavern in Priory Road, Chichester. To find out more about the campaign, visit: carfreechi.org.uk/
You can send in your designs to Mark Record: email@example.com or Cllr Sharp: firstname.lastname@example.org or 13 Whyke Lane, Chichester, by February 4.