Better buses for Edward Street!

Besi Besemar April 29, 2013


A Brighton city centre scheme to make bus journeys on Edward Street easier and more reliable will be discussed by the Transport Committee Tomorrow, April 30.

The Committee is recommended to approve a period of six weeks’ consultation on proposals to make improvements, including providing a westbound bus and taxi lane on the approach to the Edward Street/Pavilion Parade junction and improving infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as bus passengers.

Last March, the council won £3.48 million worth of funding from the Department for Transport for the Better Bus Area project, which also includes the Lewes Road and Eastern Road areas. The total fund is £5.82 million with contributions added by the council and Brighton & Hove Bus Company.

The funding has already been used to increase and extend key bus services in the city, with the 23 service increased from two to three buses an hour with an evening and Sunday service added, the 38 service extended to serve Brighton Station and the 48 service increased from three to five buses an hour.

Cllr Ian Davey
Cllr Ian Davey

Councillor Ian Davey , Chair of the Transport Committee, said:

“Improving the transport corridor in this area will support major development sites such as Edward Street and the Royal Sussex County Hospital. It will improve journey times for bus passengers and the environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

“This project will help us link vital bus services in with ongoing transport and public realm schemes such as Valley Gardens and Lewes Road and make it easier and quicker to get to key destinations such as the city centre, Brighton station and the Royal Sussex County hospital.”

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