FACT: According to official Highways England statistics 85 cyclists were hit by vehicles between Emsworth and Chichester on the A259 carriageway during the 6 year period (September 2013 to October 2019). 44 of those collisions caused injury ranging from slight to serious. Source: Page 55 of the WSP Feasibility Study. Click here to read the data.
FACT: If safety for cyclists does not improve alongside the A259 then it is accurate to predict that 44/6 x 2 x 10 = 147. There will be 147 injuries ranging from slight to serious in the next 10 years.