Pedestrian Crossing Points
How we decide to build new pedestrian crossing points and how you can request one.
Pedestrian crossing points are key to helping pedestrians travel safely around the city. We receive a large number of requests for them and consider each application carefully.
Previously crossing points were only installed where there was a recorded accident history. The council has now reconsidered the method by which pedestrian crossings are prioritised and now considers a range of social 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
This approach also provides a more robust way to assess crossing point requests and helps to target resources to those crossings which are most important. Once a location satisfies initial criteria, they will then be taken forward for a full assessment.
Once the assessment is carried out the crossing requests can be placed in priority order and these will be published on an annual basis. In 2016/2017 21 new crossing request locations were assessed and placed in priority order, the full list can be seen on our Pedestrian Priority List 2016/17 (PDF 126KB).
As a result of this new process, the following crossing points have recently been improved:
- Edward Street & Upper Rock Gardens - signalised crossing
- Surrenden Road - corridor treatment
- Goldstone Villas / Clarendon Road - junction improvements including road surface treatment
- Dyke Road / The Droveway - crossing type to be determined
- Carden Avenue, near Sainsbury's - zebra crossing
- Sackville Road, north of Livingston road - pedestrian refuge
If there is a road that you think would benefit from a pedestrian crossing point, please contact the Transport Planning Team on (01273) 290487 or email Travel.Planning@brighton-Hove.gov.uk in order for us to carry out a site assessment.