UPDATE: In 2017, we published draft policies and invited people to comment (see bottom of page). After many years of further consultation with the public and the council, the final policies were published in 2023. Here you will find links to the latest policies, and below are the old drafts for reference.
LATEST TRANSPORT & MOVEMENT POLICIES
PREVIOUS DRAFT POLICIES for CONSULTATION (2017)
New development means more traffic pressure. The road network around Hove Station needs to be improved. We need to balance the flow of additional traffic with the needs of local residents and businesses.
- Relieve pressure on major junctions and better circulation south of the railway
- Easily accessible on foot and by cycle
- Traffic calming measures to avoid rat runs
- 20mph speed limit on shared surfaces and a lower speed limit on small sections of private roads
- Good connectivity is key to the success of the area. We need an attractive station with easy access
- Well designed connections between north and south of the railway
- Improved east-west permeability
- Linkages need to be prepared and land / funding made available
Near Hove Station:
- Improving connections around the railway
- Upgrade or rebuild Hove station footbridge to accessible standard
- New footbridge across the railway to the station car park
- A wide sweep of steps from the station area
30. Buses & pedestrian safety:
- Open up Fonthill Road / Goldstone Lane southwards to allow better bus circulation
Fonthill Road under the railway tunnel, with access for pedestrians and cycles only
- The continuation of the segregated cycleway along Old Shoreham Road
- Add footway provision (such as by the petrol station off Station Approach)
- Safe pedestrian crossing outside Hove Station for visually impaired.
These improvements are essential for containing the potentially negative impacts of new development.