The construction of the A259 cycle route in Hove could be authorised

Under the plan, one lane of the A259 Kings Esplanade in Hove would be replaced with a cycle lane and additional footpath alongside Shop Parade.

If approval is granted, work will begin early next year between Fourth Avenue and Wharf Road and will cost the council nearly £500,000.

Brighton and Hove City Council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee will discuss the report on Tuesday.

The Argus: The parking bays and left lane will be removed to create additional sidewalk and bike laneThe parking bays and left lane will be removed to create additional sidewalk and bike lane

The report recommends that work can begin and agrees that “objections have been addressed”.

Council Member Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Committee, said: “A lot of thought and work has gone into this project and I am pleased that we are now at the stage where we can begin construction.

“I’m delighted with the Seaside Cycle Path extension, but I’m also delighted that we’ve been able to increase the number of spaces for blue badge holders and make life a lot easier for people with wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers – much-needed accessibility improvements .

“Our boardwalk is a symbol of our city and a place where everyone can have fun and travel safely.”

The works include the reallocation of a lane on the west side of the A259 to separate cyclists from vehicles traveling from Fourth Avenue to Wharf Road.

There are also 26 parking spaces for holders of the blue badge and 70 bicycle parking spaces.

The Argus: Artist's Rendering of the SchemaArtist’s rendering of the scheme

There will be three new loading bays at Victoria Terraces and Kings Esplanade and various works to improve pedestrian and wheelchair access.

The Langdale Gardens bus stop will be removed.

The program was previously given a ‘yellow’ rating in the Council’s own impact assessment.

The A259 program first entered public consultation in February 2021. After further elaboration and a request for a second public consultation, this was conducted between November 2021 and January this year.

The designs were further developed and the program was approved by the committee in March.

The cost of the program will be paid from the Council’s Tranche 2 Active Travel Fund and the 2022/23 local travel plan.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21478840.construction-approved-a259-cycle-lane-hove/?ref=rss The construction of the A259 cycle route in Hove could be authorised

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