Worthing Borough Council recently completed a 12 month trial (March 2010 - 2011) of shared pedestrian and cycling on the promenade between Splashpoint and George V Avenue. This trial was successful and the Council's Cabinet has approved this on a permanent basis. Brighton & Hove City Council could also learn the lessons from this trial and open up the Hove promenade as a shared space. Pedestrians and cyclists can live happily together as demonstrated in the city on New Street where common sense prevails (see collision figures between pedestrians and cyclists). In busier times, cyclists would most likely choose the cycle path next to the road for a faster journey or the promenade for a more leisurely journey. The majority of the time the promenade is very quiet and this, together with the large width of the area, render this ban useless and infrequently respected by cyclists at present. In addition, the fencing and signage along the seafront is ungainly, detracting from the beauty of the front. Signage giving pedestrian priority (such as the recent new signage on the under-cliff path to Rottingdean) could be used instead.
This petition has been re-opened and will now be presented at Council on 22 March before being referred to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Cabinet Members Meeting on 27 March 2012.
Started by: Richard Turnbull
This ePetition ran from 06/11/2011 to 28/03/2012 and has now finished.
159 people signed this ePetition.
Thank you for your petition. As you may be aware, there are
other areas in the city where people cycling and walking are able
to share space together respectfully.
In Brighton & Hove ‘pedestrian priority’ measures on The Undercliff Walk were introduced last year and I understand are working well, and there has been a reduction in the number of complaints about cycle and pedestrian conflict.
The work on The Undercliff involved commissioning an independent study to understand the existing situation, assessing the numbers of people already walking & cycling and also working with key stakeholders and business on the Undercliff Walk to reach a viable solution for everyone – walking, cycling, running, dog-walking etc.
Therefore I will be asking officers to undertake a similar study on the viability of allowing cycling along suitable parts of Hove Promenade