Parking changes and safer roads discussed at Brighton & Hove Council committee meeting

Road safety and the future of parking in Brighton & Hove were the main themes from a busy Transport and Sustainability committee meeting this week. Councillors spent more than three hours discussing several reports presented to them, voting to approve measures to improve the safety, implement the first elements of a wider parking review and […]

Tackling potholes and improving the city’s roads in Brighton & Hove

Work is well underway on a programme to improve the condition, look and feel of the city’s roads in Brighton & Hove. Between now and next spring, miles of road will be either treated or resurfaced to tackle potholes and wear and tear. The work also includes refurbishing a dozen traffic signals. The programme means […]

Western Road to reopen ahead of schedule

With work progressing well, Brighton & Hove Council has planned to reopen Western Road to eastbound buses ahead of schedule, ending the need to divert them. Working with the contractor, the council said it is confident the earlier reopening can be achieved on or before Monday 14 August. The roadworks on Upper North Street are […]

New machinery helps with weeding in Brighton

Brighton & Hove City Council has been trialling new machinery for weeding as part of a review into how it maintains pavements across the city. This includes mechanical sweepers, weed rippers and specialist strimmers with weed ripping brushes. Councillor Tim Rowkins and Councillor Theresa Fowler recently met with members of the Cityclean team to inspect […]

New era begins under bus service agreement in Brighton & Hove

A new era for improving bus services in Brighton & Hove will begin this week. The first meeting between the council and the city’s four bus operators under a new Enhanced Partnership (EP) agreement will take place this week. Under the new agreement, the council, along with Brighton & Hove Buses (and Metrobus), Stagecoach, Compass Travel and […]

Ten new pedestrian crossings for safer city roads in Brighton & Hove

Improving road safety is on the agenda when members of the Brighton & Hove City Council Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) committee meet next week.  Councillors will be asked to approve a priority list of ten new pedestrian crossings around Brighton & Hove identified through our Pedestrian Crossing Priority Programme. This is reviewed annually and assesses […]

18 tonnes of rubbish collected from the A27

A clean-up of the A27 earlier this month by the Brighton & Hove Council Cityclean team removed 18 tonnes of litter, fly tip and silt from the road. The clean-up took place over five nights, finishing on Tuesday 4 October. It covered the central reservation and verges on the 5 miles of road between Dyke […]

Call for climate response to guide transport investment for the South East region

The plan for transport in the South East should focus more on the climate emergency, with more emphasis on reducing traffic, improving public transport and investment in walking and cycling infrastructure. In its response to the draft Strategic Investment Plan for the region, the council says the new plan does not reflect the need for urgent […]

3000 up for Brighton’s ‘Move for Change’ challenge

More than 3000 people have now joined an initiative which rewards active and sustainable travel in Brighton & Hove. The ‘Move for Change’ challenge, powered by the BetterPoints app, was launched in February last year and offers rewards and discounts at local businesses for anyone travelling on foot, by bike or by public transport. Since its launch, […]

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