Brighton and Hove wins national cycle planning award

Posted On 17 Sep 2015 at 10:56 pm

A three-mile cycle lane has won a national award for Brighton and Hove City Council and consultant engineers Mott MacDonald.

They shared the prize – won by the Lewes Road scheme – with a project in Leicester at the inaugural Cycle Planning Awards held in Walthamstow on Monday evening (14 September).

Lewes Road cycle lane

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill spoke at the awards ceremony where the Lewes Road scheme was named the joint Best Cycle Network Infrastructure Project.

The organisers said: “The Lewes Road Cycle Scheme involved significant reallocation of road space on a busy 4.5km dual carriageway in order to accommodate improved cycle facilities and enhanced priority for buses.

“The scheme is most well-known for its introduction of 14 floating bus stops along the route which remove the previous conflict between buses and cyclists that was often seen as a significant barrier to cycling.

“Lewes Road (A270) is an important part of the city’s road network, linking the city centre northwards to major employers and destinations including two universities, the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Amex Community Football Stadium and beyond.”

The awards were organised by Landor Links, the owner of Transport Xtra and Local Transport Today.

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    Excellent news. I was walking along the Embankment beside the East-West cycle path being built, and thought that we need more of these in Hove and Brighton. Cue the moaners…

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