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‘We don’t want it’ – residents react to Portland Road cycle lane suggestion

‘We don’t want it’ – residents react to Portland Road cycle lane suggestion

People living around Portland Road are generally not in favour of relocating the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane to their doorstep. The Labour group says…

Wednesday, Jul 21

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People living around Portland Road are generally not in favour of relocating the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane to their doorstep.

The Labour group says it is planning to vote to scrap the temporary lane on the Old Shoreham Road at today’s special environment, transport and sustainability committee, and ask officers to look into relocating it, with its two suggestions being Portland Road or New Church Road.

Portland Road was one of the options considered by Mott McDonald last year when it looked at how to improve the city’s cycling facilities as part of its covid response.

However, it was not chosen because it would require removing parking on both sides of the road, which would have affected loading for shops.

New Church Road was also not chosen because of the need for bigger changes to the layout to avoid conflict with bus stops, with a need for floating bus stops raised.

Brighton and Hove News asked members of the Portland Road residents Facebook group what they thought – and of the dozens who replied, most thought the lane should go elsewhere.

Sarah Tullet said: “New Church Road would be a better option than Portland Road, because there are less shops and businesses that would be affected by the loss of parking.“A loss spaces along that road would have a greater impact on those that live here.”Debby Brake simply said: “We don’t want it.”Alpa Patel said: “Definitely neither. Unless they introduce one way traffic down each road.“What’s wrong with the one on the seafront? And […]

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