The Argus has reported that Brighton and Hove Council is planning to extend the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane for 1km to the West beyond The Drive towards Nevil Road. It will apparently include a new wide cycle lane with raised kerbs to separate bikes from cars, improvements to major junctions and new pedestrian crossings and may be approved at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, following which a consultation on the scheme will take place later this year and construction could take place between March and July 2014.
The Get Britain Cycling report, published by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group this week, aims for 10% of trips by bike by 2025 and 25% by 2050, and £10 per person, per year in funding for cycling.
Now we need the Prime Minister to respond. The Times, Sustrans, the AA, British Cycling and CTC are urging members to sign up to a joint petition on the Number 10 website, calling for the Government to implement the recommendations. In particular, the report calls for £10 per person, per year, to support a radical transformation of streets and roads, as well as training, promotion and marketing to shift the culture on our roads. This is the opportunity to start making the changes necessary. Please do take a couple of minutes to sign up on the Number 10 site.
Brighton & Hove City Council has begun marking up central Brighton and Hove with 20 mph speed limit signs ready for implementation on 8 April 2013, when the 20mph limit will be legally enforceable.
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This is wonderful news for road users. It is one of Bricycles’ long term campaign goals. Following agreement at the Transport Committee on November 27, Brighton and Hove City Council is introducing a 20 mph speed limit for the centre of Brighton and Hove from April 2013. Officers are to proceed with advertising the formal Speed Limit Order for the changes in speed limit in the Phase 1 Area.
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Bricycles has conducted a survey of the Police & Crime Commissioner candidates for Sussex.
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Bricycles has long campaigned for 20mph speed limits on the City’s roads, so we welcome Brighton and Hove Council’s 20mph consultation .
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The new Old Shoreham Road cycle lane was officially opened today at BHASVIC fields.