Now with traffic reduced to 1955 levels due to the Covid lockdown, Brighton and Hove City Council has closed Madeira Drive to motor traffic. This road is right next to the sea and stretches east from Brighton Pier. Conditions for cycling and walking are perfect and people are enjoying the freedom of the wide new traffic-free space.
See the webcast. The relevant bit starts at 0:24:00.
The gate below is at the junction of Natal Road and Dewe Road near the University of Brighton’s campus on the Lewes Road. It is permanently locked. No consultation was carried out on its placement. Not good enough!
“Bike It Brighton” is on Sunday 7 June 2020 at Preston Park Velodrome, Brighton.
Early bird registration now available until Friday 31st January
Brighton Housing Trust’s flagship cycling event is returning this year with a new name and look, and new, exciting activities planned for the day. Join us for Bike It Brighton on Sunday 7th June 2020 at Preston Park Velodrome and play your part in combating homelessness across East Sussex. Choose between a 60 mile or 30 mile challenging ride across the South Downs, or a family-friendly cycle on Preston Park Velodrome. There will be food and entertainment throughout the day at the Velodrome. Join us and help someone who is homeless get the support they need to find a place they can call home.
The organisers are also inviting charities to partner with them for this event to help raise money for local causes. Charities can purchase places in the event in blocks of five. They particularly welcome smaller charities in the Sussex area to come on board. If you are interested in becoming a charity partner then please contact email@example.com
There are many failings in transport, especially for cycling. The total lack of strategy is plain at all levels.
Transport for the South East (TfSE) wants to plan strategic transport across the South East and is consulting from now until 10 January 2020. The consultation documents are here
TfSE draws together Councils, Local Enterprise Partnerships, businesses, transport providers and some stakeholder groups. What are they going to come up with? The scenario put forward by the TfSE results in a reduction in cycling and walking by 7%!
It is essential that sustainable transport and cycling infrastructure gets much more investment if we are ever going to have a cycle-friendly region.
Join with others in working out how to influence this strategy and get the best result! Attend this half-day meeting at Gatwick organised by the Transport Action Network, a new organisation assisting people and groups calling for sustainable transport in their local area. More information about Transport Action Network here.
On Thursday April 25th, starts promptly at 7.30 pm till 9.00 pm at Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD. Arrive from 7 pm for tea and coffee.
Join us at a local elections hustings on transport. This is your opportunity to find out more about where the different political parties stand on local transport issues. We have invited representatives from the four main parties. Sustainable transport expert Stephen Joseph OBE will be speaking about how healthy, active and sustainable local transport has been delivered across the UK. See our Facebook page (search for Bricycles) and look for events or click: https://www.facebook.com/events/593760521098327/
We’re up and running! Paul of South Coast Bikes delivered the BTN Bike Share bikes to their seafront locations and to many other points around the town. Starting from September 1st, these handy bikes will be available for hire. See BTN Bike Share for all the details. See the Council news release. Happy cycling!
Over the last three months we have recorded several instances of motor vehicles crashing onto cycle tracks next to the A23 and A27 near Brighton. The risk to people walking or riding on these tracks is clear. As the vehicles clearly can’t be relied upon to stay on the road, crash barriers are needed. Among the incidents, two lamp posts on the A23 were flattened in separate crashes.
British Transport Police in partnership with Southern Railway Rail Neighbourhood Officers will be conducting cycle marking events at Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor, Three Bridges and Lewes stations over the coming weeks. Full details below.
Wednesday 03rd February 2016 at Bognor Regis railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 10th February 2016 at Brighton railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 02nd March 2016 at Eastbourne railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 09th March 2016 at Three Bridges railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 06th April 2016 at Lewes railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Thursday 07th April 2016 at Bognor Regis railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Monday 11th April 2016 at Eastbourne railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 13th April 2016 at Brighton railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 20th April 2016 at Bognor Regis railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 27th April 2016 at Three Bridges railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 04th May 2016 at Brighton railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 11th May 2016 at Eastbourne railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 18th May 2016 at Bognor Regis railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 25th May 2016 at Three Bridges railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours
Wednesday 01st June 2016 at Brighton railway station 17:00 to 19:00 hours