Pedestrian Crossing Points
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 [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
You can also view the latest Oct 11 2016 Environment Transport & Sustainability Committee report here: https://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/Published/C00000823/M00006111/AI00053410/$20160929154328_009468_0039610_PedestrianCrossingsPriorityListv2.docxA.ps.pdf [142kb].
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.
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