Wednesday, 12 June 2013

New bus lanes in Edward Street: 25 million reasons

Better Bus 2013
Brighton & Hove City Council is consulting on plans for new bus and cycle lanes in Edward Street and a short stretch of Eastern Road (shown yellow in the map above). Which is only right given that, according to the bid document which secured the funding, “Buses travelling through the area covered by this bid carry in excess of 25 million passengers per year.”

The aim of the project is to provide better facilities for bus passengers and cyclists and pedestrians, and reduce delays. It’s great to see that the scheme includes provision for the traffic lights at the junction of Eastern Road, Upper Rock Gardens and Egremont Place to be upgraded to detect approaching buses and give them priority – something sorely needed in the rest of Brighton and Hove if buses are to reach their full potential as the city’s favoured mode of transport. The consultation closes on Tuesday 25 June, and you can have a say here.

Map from Better Bus Areas Bid document, Brighton and Hove City Council.

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