In February, the council allocated £75,000 to develop a new cycling and walking plan for Brighton. and Hove.
The plan will aim to improve walking and cycling networks in Brighton and link enhance the links to surrounding areas, including the South Downs. The council claim that further benefits of the scheme will include greater connectivity, improved public health, and that it will help to meet the challenge of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, Councillor Anne Pissaridou, said:
“As we know, road transport is the biggest source of emissions in Brighton & Hove. Encouraging and supporting people to make more of their journeys on foot or by bike, will reduce congestion and improve air quality, while also giving residents more choice about how they travel around.”
“The development of a local cycling and walking plan will support these aims and identify the necessary infrastructure to make it easier for residents and visitors to switch to active travel for their journeys, including shorter journeys within local communities and the city centre.”
This project links with the major city development project, Valley Gardens.