Old Steine to Palace Pier consultation

Valley Gardens phase 3

The consultation on our proposals for the Old Steine to Palace Pier area has now closed. It was open from 15 October to 25 November 2018. We are reviewing the comments received and these will be used to inform further development of the proposed design.

We are committed to improving the Valley Gardens area by improving transport and travel, improving air quality, and creating new public spaces. Construction of the first two phases, from St Peter’s Church to Edward Street, is underway. 

We are now developing a design option for the third phase, covering the area around the Old Steine down to the Palace Pier roundabout. We’ve used feedback from the consultation in the summer to inform a redesign of the area and we asked for your views on our plans in October and November 2018.

Frequently asked questions

For more information about the project, including how different transport users will be affected read our frequently asked questions.

About phase 3 of the Valley Gardens project

Why do we need to make improvements to the Old Steine to Palace Pier area? 

  • There have been 154 collisions there in five years, 30 of these resulted in serious injury
  • It is often difficult for pedestrians to cross roads and many walking routes are indirect due to guard railings and the position of crossings
  • There is no cycle route to and from the seafront and conditions for cycling are particularly dangerous with cyclists disproportionately likely to be involved in a collision
  • The existing layout can also be confusing for car, van drivers and motorcyclists
  • The quality of the environment doesn’t reflect its status as a key visitor destination and arrival point in the city

What do we want to achieve?

  • Improve the overall travel experience for people walking or cycling
  • Enhance the overall experience for motorists and public transport users
  • Enhance the environment surrounding the city’s major heritage sites; such as the Royal Pavilion
  • Improve road safety in the area