Cyclists are alarmed when a pizza van is parked next to the seafront cycle path in Hove


CYCLISTS raised safety concerns after a pizza van was parked next to a seaside bike path.

The van was spotted alongside the carriageway in Hove around 6pm on Monday as many commuters were heading home from work.

Pizza company Pizza Post said it is not selling pizzas at this time.

But Chris Todd, an activist with Brighton and Hove Friends of the Earth, said: “I just think it’s crazy, it creates conflict between pedestrians and cyclists and it’s poorly thought out.

“I’m not against pizza, but it must not create dangerous situations.

“People have to run onto the bike lane and then stand on the bike lane. I’m sure there can’t be many worse places.”

A spokesman for The Pizza Post said: “It was only stopped near this location to conduct a general review.

“The people in the picture are our employees and not customers. We did not serve pizzas at this place.

“We care deeply about the safety of our customers and employees and would not give any instructions to our employees that could endanger their safety or the safety of others.”

The cycle path has already proved controversial.

Car parks run alongside the new lane added during the Covid lockdown, meaning cyclists have to contend with obstacles such as opening car doors.

Bike campaign group Bricycles said: “Bricycles loves pizza almost as much as we love protected bike lanes making everyone safer.

“Hopefully the person in the van will make sure all the queues are parallel to the bike path so people can continue to enjoy both.”

Brighton and Hove City Council has been asked for an opinion. Cyclists are alarmed when a pizza van is parked next to the seafront cycle path in Hove

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