What we're doing to improve road safety
In January 2023, our Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee voted to adopt a new Safer, Better Streets Infrastructure framework for assessing and prioritising road safety improvements in Brighton & Hove.
We receive lots of requests from residents about road safety. These include concerns about speeding, rat running, cycle safety or perceived collision blackspots.
This new framework takes into account a range of social factors, such as:
- the perceived risk to pedestrians and cyclists
- concerns about speeding or traffic volume
- local walking and cycling priority areas
- air quality
- ways to encourage more active and sustainable travel improvements for mobility impaired people
- routes to Schools
- access to public transport
- reduction of severance, for example routes to local shops or where a residential area is severed by a busy A or B road
- pedestrian and cycle collision information
- other vehicle collisions
- road width
- footpaths and cycle routes
- street lighting
- active travel
- links to the South Downs National Park
- rat-running traffic
- number of vehicles and pedestrians using the area
- identified as a council priority route in Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan
Read the Safer, Better Streets Infrastructure framework.
How to request a road safety improvement
Contact your ward councillor to make a new Safer, Better Streets request.
When you fill in the form, give as much information as possible.
Tell us the reason for your request including:
- the exact location - describe the location, for example, outside a house number or business or at a particular junction
- who it impacts
- if it is a problem at a specific times of day, for example:
- the school run
- rush hour