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Councillors to vote on future of Brighton’s flagship cycle freeway

Councilors on Brighton and Hove City Council will vote next month on whether to remove a flagship segregated cycle lane scheme.

The ruling minority Conservative administration has come in for fierce criticism from Labour and Green opposition councillors for the plan to spend £1.1m removing the ‘cycle freeway’ along Grand Avenue and The Drive, a 1km residential boulevard in Hove. The criticism has been heightened by the fact the council is seeking to cut spending by £82m...

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Ken
25 Feb 2011

This borders on insanity!

In these financial times to waste taxpayers money on removing a cycle lane that is already buillt beggars belief.

So some local residents in Hove object. So what! We all have to put up with things we don't like. I hate the parking metres in my road but Ihave to live with them!

I use this cycle lane and there's nothing wrong with it. There are two sets of traffic lights that both slow cars and cycles down when they are on red. There is nothing wrong with the visibility. If you keep your eyes open the lane is perfectly safe and certainly much safer than riding on the road.

I just hope the cycling fraternity remember this in May during the local elections!