Following public consultation and a series of workshops with stakeholders, the local authority is consulting on a masterplan for Valley Gardens and part of the Old Steine.
Valley Gardens is made up of the series of green spaces running from The Level down to the Old Steine to the Aquarium roundabout on the seafront. Based on responses to the consultation, the masterplan aims make the public spaces more accessible by introducing new routes for drivers, public transport, pedestrians and cyclists.
The proposals will be going to the council Transport Committee in March. If they are agreed, the improvements are likely to be delivered in phases over coming years as opportunities arise; funding for initial improvements has already been secured through a Better Bus Areas bid.
The proposals include creating a tree lined avenue for both north and south bound traffic accessing and leaving the city on the east side [Kemp Town side] of Valley Gardens and a dedicated route for buses, taxis and cyclists only on the west side [North Laine side]. In addition there will be simplified crossing points for pedestrians. The plan also includes changing the seafront aquarium roundabout to a junction to improve traffic flow and make it easier for pedestrians to get to and from the beach. The council maintains that traffic modelling has shown that the proposals will be able to accommodate existing levels of traffic in the area with no adverse effect.
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If you have any comments on the proposals:
- e-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: (01273) 293858
- Post: Valley Gardens feedback, Brighton & Hove City Council, Room 404, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3LS
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