On 31 March the council successfully submitted the Full Local Transport Plan 2006/07 – 2010/11 to central government. The document is available to view on the council’s website, in City Direct offices, and in all libraries across the city. Copies are also available to purchase for £10 or £5 on a CD-ROM.
The plan sets out Brighton & Hove City Council’s £28 million investment for the next five years in road maintenance, bridge strengthening and street lighting; passenger transport and traffic management; road safety and traffic calming; walking and cycling.
Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of Brighton & Hove’s environment committee, said, “This document should be of interest to everyone who travels about in the city as it sets out how transport is to be developed over the next five years. Traffic management and the use of sustainable modes of transport are key to improving the environment and road safety.”
Over half a million pounds (£550,000) will be invested in road safety, plus £200,000 for the ‘safer routes to school’ schemes; cycling facilities will receive £110,000 and walking improvements £90,000.
Funds of £515,000 have been set aside for roads maintenance and £220,000 will be invested in street lighting.
Ongoing schemes, such as the Floral Clock improvements in Hove and the transformation of New Road in Brighton have been allocated funding of £470,000 and £1.3 million respectively. Pool Valley coach station will get £20,000 to start environmental improvements there for coach passengers.
Brighton & Hove was awarded the title of Transport Authority of the Year for 2005, as well as becoming a cycling demonstration town. Both were in recognition of the achievements in improving transport infrastructure and facilities in the city.
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