Traffic and Travel

Eastside development wins against Railway Quay plans – new Asda for Newhaven

Eastside development wins against Railway Quay plans - new Asda for Newhaven

Wednesday 23 May saw the Lewes District Council Planning Committee decide on the best of the two multimillion pound plans to regenerate part of the east side of the key port town. Asda and Barrett Homes were given permission by majority vote to create a supermarket, 14 commercial units and 190 homes including 48 ‘affordable [...]

Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique 5: Travel announcement

Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique: Getting Here And Getting Home GETTING TO THE AMEX FOR FATBOY SLIM’S BIG BEACH BOOTIQUE 5 Please arrive at the Amex early to enjoy the atmosphere & miss the inevitable stress of travelling during rush hour, especially on the Friday. Doors open at 3pm. Make sure you have booked your [...]

Brighton opinion: Restoration of the Uckfield to Lewes train line

Brighton opinion Restoration of the Uckfield to Lewes train line

In this article, Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor James Stilgoe takes a look at the campaign for the re-opening of the Uckfield to Lewes train line, the implications it has for Brighton and other commuters in the surrounding area, plus the obstacles the campaign has faced. In 1969 the Lewes to Uckfield railway link [...]

New campaign launched to reduce motorbike casualties in Brighton

There has been a 20% increase in casualties among 20-29 year olds riding 50-125cc motorbikes and mopeds in Brighton and Hove, according to figures released by the city council. The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, of which the council is a part, has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of wearing the right gear, [...]

Family of cyclist killed in Brighton backs plans to make Lewes Road safer

Family of cyclist killed in Brighton backs plans to make Lewes Road safer

The family of a cyclist killed on Brighton’s Lewes Road in 2010 is backing plans to radically improve conditions for people travelling by bicycle, bus and on foot along the route. Teacher Jo Walters died in 2010 after colliding with another cyclist on the cycle track north of the city and falling into the path [...]

£6.5m to be spent on Brighton and Hove transport

£6.5m to be spent on Brighton and Hove transport

£6.5m is to be spent on Brighton and Hove’s transport infrastructure over the coming year – including £3.5m on roadworks and maintenance. Brighton and Hove City Council has unveiled its transport spending plan, which involves almost double the amount of money spent on transport projects in the previous year. The £3.5m allocated for maintenance includes [...]

Speed limits around Stanford schools to be reduced to 20mph

Speed limits around Stanford schools to be reduced to 20mph

Brighton & Hove City Council have raised the concerns of local people and reviewed speed limits in certain areas of the city. Speed limits will soon be cut to 20mph around Stanford Infant and Junior Schools and surrounding residential streets. The scheme will take effect on January 18th and will cover 15 roads around the [...]

Brighton trains disrupted after train catches fire

Southern Rail are warning of ‘severe delays’ after a train has caught fire in Brighton station. Around 10 minutes ago (4.20pm on 13 December 2011), Southern Railway UK tweeted: “Also a train in Brighton station has caught fire and emergency services are at the scene. Severe delays are expected” Services on the Brighton Mainline are [...]

Simon Kirby MP meets Transport Minister to discuss Uckfield to Lewes line

Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, has met with Transport Minister Theresa Villiers to discuss the need for the re-opening of the Uckfield to Lewes Line. After the meeting, Mr. Kirby said: “The meeting was very constructive with the Minister and we also discussed how the initiative could fit in so [...]

30 November strike – how Brighton and Hove will be affected

30 November strike – how Brighton and Hove will be affected

A mass demonstration is due to take place at Brighton’s Victoria Gardens as part of the 30 November national strike this Wednesday. A demonstration through Brighton and Hove will convene at Brighton’s Victoria Gardens at 11.45am on Wednesday 30 November. Pickets have been organised to depart from various locations across Brighton and Hove, including Hove [...]

GapDaemon.com in negotiation with Brighton Pier to create advertising site

GapDaemon.com in negotiation with Brighton Pier to create advertising site

Brighton Pier acknowledges they are in negotiations with gapdaemon.com, the gap year travel website, about the creation of a new advertising site on top of Brighton Pier. Visible from above and on the side of the enormous geo dome on one of the world’s most iconic structures, the site is recognised as having significant advertising [...]

Brighton and Hove parking charges could be raised

Brighton and Hove parking charges could be raised

A debate has begun in Brighton over the possibility that the council may raise some of the on and off street parking charges. The Green Party has issued a statement saying that by doing so they can improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and cut down on pollution. The local Labour Party, however, feel that these [...]

Brighton and Hove City Council ask residents how to improve station gateway

Brighton and Hove City Council ask residents how to improve station gateway

The local authority in Brighton ad Hove have asked local businesses and organisations  to put forward their views on how to improve the area surrounding Brighton railway station. The Brighton Station gateway project aims to regenerate the southern station entrance around Queens Road and create a new northern entrance. Consultation starts from Monday 7 November. [...]

Life-size silhouettes around Brighton to highlight road safety

Life-size silhouettes around Brighton to highlight road safety

Spotted any life-size silhouettes covered in bright paint around Brighton & Hove? That’ll be part of a new campaign to prevent accidents when the clocks go back. Appearing across the city on the same weekend that White Night Brighton 2011 takes over, the silhouettes have been designed by a student at the University of Brighton. [...]

Brighton & Hove’s public transport voted best in Britain

Brighton & Hove’s public transport voted best in Britain

Brighton & Hove has been voted top for public transport services in a national survey covering 70 local authorities. The National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey asked people questions about public transport, accessibility, walking and cycling, tackling congestion, road safety and highways maintenance. Brighton & Hove came top for public transport services and second [...]