Monday, 21 July 2014

Brighton’s Valley Gardens scheme moves a step closer

It has been announced that recently allocated Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) money will enable further development work to be carried out on Brighton’s Valley Gardens project, enabling the full scheme to be planned along the A23 between St Peter’s Church and the Aquarium (Brighton Pier) roundabout. The design of the scheme means that most through traffic will move to the east side of the gardens with buses only on the west side by the Pavilion. This should make it easier for people to access the underused green spaces in between, creating a linear park effect and a more attractive entrance to the city.
Outside Brighton University: LH picture as is; RH picture, as planned

before and after

Spot the difference (below): LH picture shows Pavilion Gardens (off the shared space of New Road). RH picture shows Valley Gardens (encircled by traffic)

Spot the difference

The very comprehensive and informative draft Business Case for the scheme, which is included in the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership’s Strategic Economic Plan, and from which these photos were taken, shows the proposed layout design and associated movements. Bring it on!

valley gardens after

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