How we decide to build new pedestrian crossing points and how you can request one

Pedestrian crossing points help pedestrians travel safely around the city.  We receive a large number of requests for them each year and we consider each request individually.   

For each request we do an initial assessment.  If a locations meets the initial assessment criteria, we then do a wide-ranging assessment and assign the location a priority score.    

Assessments

The assessment methodology considers a range of factors including: 

  • the public perception of danger in crossing the road 
  • how a crossing may bring the community closer together 
  • how it could affect access to key services and green spaces 
  • potential improvements for mobility impaired people 
  • traffic volume and pedestrian numbers  

Priority scores

The locations are then ranked by their priority score (highest to lowest) which informs the Pedestrian Crossing Priority List.  This approach helps us how to decide which crossing points are most urgent to work on.

Recent new crossing locations

In 2021/22, 13 new crossing request locations went to full assessment and we assigned them a priority score. You can view the full list of new crossing locations for more information.  Crossing improvements need committee approval and funding to be identified.  We then decide on the type of crossing facility improvement on a case-by-case basis. You can view the latest November 16 2021 Environment Transport & Sustainability Committee Report on our website.

Request a pedestrian crossing point

If there is a road that you think would benefit from a pedestrian crossing point, please send an email to the Transport Projects Team  transport.projects@brighton-hove.gov.uk so we can do a site assessment.