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The Cycle Network of Brighton & Hove

Use this interactive map to help plan your bike journeys around the city, discover new routes and see how our current routes compare to the network promised by the city’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). Tailor your journey by exploring the routes with the types of infrastructure suitable to your needs – each layer is colour coded to show the type of infrastructure along that route and each layer can be added or removed as you prefer.

There are two icons in the black border above the map that will help you to explore:

Click this icon to see the layers available. Scroll to the bottom of this side bar to toggle between standard and satellite background maps.

Click this icon to expand the map so it fills your browser’s window.

The map will be evolving all the time so if you feel anything is missing or needs updating, please send us an email.

Map Key:

 – LTN1/20 Compliant Protected Cycle Routes: The best type of cycle route! Physically protected from traffic by a kerb or wands and not a space shared with pedestrians

 – Shared Spaces or Protected but not LTN1/20 Compliant Routes: Spaces that are shared with pedestrians or are dedicated cycle routes but too narrow to comply with LTN1/20. Often these go through parks, so may not be lit or visible from the road and therefore may not be suitable for all users after dark.

 – Low Traffic/Filtered Routes: Roads  shared with motor vehicles but designed to be low traffic – so the road may be a dead end for cars but a through-road for those on a bicycle.

 – Unsealed Surface/Bridleways: Protected from motor vehicles but shared with pedestrians and sometimes horses. The surface may not be tarmac, so may be uneven and unsuitable for all types of bike – especially during wet weather.

 – Painted Lanes: While offering no physical protection from motor vehicles, these routes will sometimes be wide and relatively pleasant to use, but others may only be a painted line that is less than a handlebar’s width from the kerb – handle with care!

Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan Routes

 – LCWIP Top Priority Routes: Split into short, medium and long-term projects (<3 years, <5 years and >5 years respectively)

 – LCWIP Strategic Routes: No target implementation timescale for these routes, but they can be reviewed and prioritised if required.

More to explore

Bicycle leaning against polling station sign

South Portslade Election Survey

Only two of the candidates for the South Portslade election who have been sent surveys about their views on cycling locally and city-wide have responded. Residents vote for their new councillor on Thursday 11 January. Here are the replies of the candidates who have responded.

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