Bridge the Downs Link

The Downs Link is a major leisure and commuter route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders that draws people from all over the South East and beyond. The A281 is the only unprotected crossing of a major A-road on the entire 37 miles of the route.

At the inquest into the death of Pathushan Sutharsan who was killed at the crossing in July 2020 the Coroner said the current crossing is too dangerous and in her report called on West Sussex County Council to take action to prevent further deaths at the crossing.

The bridge on the old railway line was demolished in 1967. It’s time a new bridge was built to make the crossing safe for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and to be inclusive to people with disabilities. We need a bridge now!

We don't want this to ever happen again

Find out  more about why we are campaigning to Bridge the Downs Link, and how you can help.