Brighton and Hove Council announce public feedback sessions on A23 improvement plans

PEOPLE are being urged to share their views on plans to make the A23 safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Four drop-in sessions are to take place in Brighton next week for people living between Argyle Road and Cumberland Road.

During the sessions, detailed designs of phase one of the proposed scheme will be revealed.

The sessions will be in St. Augustine’s Arts and Events Center at Stanford Avenue, Brighton:

• Wednesday, December 1 – at 9-17

• Thursday, December 2 – at 9-17

• Friday, December 3 – at 9-17

• Saturday, December 4 – at 9-17

Brighton and Hove City Council have received state aid to improve the A23 and provide a safer environment for walkers, cyclists using public transport and drivers.

Following a six-week consultation earlier this year, a report was presented to the Council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee in July 2021.

The committee approved the scheme to proceed to the next stage of development and to further engage with stakeholders and residents.

Since the meeting, design has undergone further development and it has been decided to deliver the improvements in a step-by-step approach with three main phase areas:

Phase 1 – Argyle Road to Cumberland Road

• Phase two – Cumberland Road to The Deneway

Stage three – Deneway to the Patcham roundabout

Following the consultation activities, the designers will be revised to reflect the results, developed to the detailed design stage and submitted to the Committee for approval in the spring of 2022.

Phases two and three will undergo further development, engagement and approvals in 2022.

Amy Heley, co-chair of the committee, said: “We are working extremely hard to make travel and transport across the city safer and more sustainable for all, and the A23 is an important part of that.

“Only by creating an infrastructure that better supports walking and cycling will we give residents and visitors the opportunity to make sustainable travel choices that will help us achieve our goal of CO2 neutrality by 2030.

“The A23 is an important travel corridor for getting in and out of the city and I would encourage all residents of the area to have their say on the proposals.”

Leaflets have also been handed out to residents in the area with more information.

Those who are unable to attend the sessions but still wish to comment can do so via email (projects@brighton-hove.gov.uk) or by calling 01273 293536.

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