Proposals to improve the bus corridor along North Street, Western Road and Dyke Road will pave the way to enforcing bus only routes in the city centre.
Regulations to allow local councils to enforce bus lanes using CCTV cameras are expected to be introduced in the next few months. Brighton & Hove City Council is aiming to prepare the road system around the clock tower so that enforcement can begin soon after the new regulations come into effect.
Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee, said, "Consultation on the proposals has shown general support for introducing bus lanes on the bus only routes in North Street, Western Road and Dyke Road. There is widespread abuse of the existing regulations, with cars driving along these roads causing congestion and problems for pedestrians.”
The environment committee will discuss the proposals on Thursday, 29 January. Businesses in the area have been consulted in order to ensure deliveries can take place.
The City Centre Business Forum and the Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership both support the provision of bus only lanes which will make a significant contribution to getting our existing sustainable transport options to work more efficiently.
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