Sign this petition to keep the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes extension!
We are at risk of losing these lanes unless we show support. Sign now and share widely.
The temporary cycle lanes were put in place on the A270 as an urgent measure in line with statutory guidance issued by the government. They extend from the Drive to the Hangleton Road junction. They’re not perfect, but they are enabling more cycling, more social distancing and it’s much better now with the lanes, than it was without them.
Traffic goes fast on the A270 and it is used by HGVs. We need a City-wide cycling network and links with neighbouring authorities so that people feel safer to ride.
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.
We’ve told Brighton and Hove City Council that the gates appearing in Brighton must be removed and a better solution applied that doesn’t prevent cycling.
Our Campaigns Officer made the case at the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee in January.
Our deputation with text and photos is here.
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.
Find out more and register here
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