Residents are being given the chance to have their say on a number of changes to the city’s public spaces and transport network, introduced to support the city’s recovery from Covid-19.
Brighton & Hove City Council has worked quickly to reallocate road space and bring in measures to help with safer movement around the city and support the reopening of retail on 15 June.
These have included:
• A temporary cycle lane in both directions on Old Shoreham Road
• Closing Madeira Drive to motor vehicles to allow greater pedestrian and cycle access
• Widening of footways in London Road, St James Street, Church Road and streets in The Lanes area.
We’re now inviting residents to comment on these changes through a survey on the council’s website. We’re also keen to hear whether these changes have altered residents’ travel habits and behaviours. Anyone responding will be able to comment on each change individually.
Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, Anne Pissaridou said: “We are seeing huge change in the way people are moving around the city, with many more people choosing to walk and cycle around the city.
“These temporary measures have been put in place to ensure that can be done safely and encourage people to physically distance, while also supporting Brighton & Hove’s economic recovery.
“I am committed to making sure residents are asked their views on these changes. I would urge people to have their say and I look forward to seeing the results.
If you are unable to complete the survey online because of your specific needs and want to give us your views on the temporary changes, please email email@example.com and a member of staff will be in touch to help you share them.