Dyke Road Improvements

In Autumn 2013 we consulted publicly on proposed improvements to Dyke Road (between BHASVIC and The Upper Drive/Highcroft Villas).  The improvements are designed to create a welcoming and supportive environment which positively encourages people to walk, cycle and use public transport along this very busy section of Dyke Road.

A high number of young people already attend schools and colleges in the area and with planned extensions to educational buildings and facilities in Dyke Road Park, there is potential for more people to be travelling to or through the area putting greater pressure on the transport network.  It is increasingly important to provide a safer street environment fit for the future and one that helps people, particularly young people, to travel independently and sustainably.

Consultation Results

The proposals were well received at public consultation with 65% of those who responded supporting the proposals overall. Further details of the consultation results and the report detailing recommendations to Environment, Transport & Sustainability (ETS) Committee can be found in the Environment, Transport and Sustainability meeting report pack (PDF 3.42mb).

What are we proposing to do?

From BHASVIC to The Upper Drive there are currently no dedicated cycle facilities.  The walking facilities and bus stops could also be improved.

We propose to:

  • Put in dedicated cycle facilities
  • Simplify pedestrian crossing facilities
  • Put in a raised crossing at Port Hall Road junction
  • Re-align the public highway where needed and remove unnecessary street clutter
  • Improve bus stop areas
  • Extend and remove parking facilities where necessary

Next Steps

Following the 4th March Environment, Transport & Sustainability committee (ETS), proposals for Dyke Road Pedestrian & Cycle scheme are being reassessed. We will report to committee once we have had an opportunity to assess all options.

If you have any questions please contact the Transport Planning team on (01273) 290487 or by email at travel.planning@brighton-hove.gov.uk.