Brighton & Hove Labour For the many, not the few
Labour Councillors are urging all residents of Brighton & Hove to make sure they have their say on the transport changes across the city before the consultation closes on Sunday 14 March.
Residents can fill out the consultation here: https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk/parking/onejourneybetter/.
Labour were successful last year in calling for a pause on further emergency transport measures in order to allow for meaningful consultation with residents – and kept the pressure up on the Administration to get moving on delivering this consultation.
Labour is determined to promote active, healthy communities across our city, as well as tackling the climate crisis.
Whilst in administration, Labour implemented the first round of temporary transport measures at speed, after the Government instructed councils to act “within weeks” to reallocate road space for cyclists and pedestrians to allow for social distancing and active travel.
However, as the Council moved towards the second tranche of transport changes, Labour insisted there was time to consult more fully and thoroughly than before, which is why Labour asked for a pause and meaningful consultation with all the residents of our city.
The Labour Group have been clear that residents must have their say on the existing transport changes and on any future plans before further changes are made to our roads, so that the people who know their streets better than anyone else are able to shape their own communities.
Labour Councillors are urging residents not to miss the chance to have their say before that consultation closes. The feedback will come before the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, and Labour will look to ensure the voices of residents are heard.
Residents can request a paper questionnaire or another format by emailing email@example.com or phoning 01273 293614.
Councillor Gary Wilkinson, Labour’s spokesperson for Environment, Transport & Sustainability says:
“I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to take part in the consultation on these schemes. There is still time to join the consultation and you can do so up until 14 March.
“Any decision on these schemes now has to go through the formal process of coming back to committee. These are temporary schemes and we await the outcomes of the consultation we asked for before making any decisions on the schemes.
“We need to listen to our city before considering any changes. It is about listening to the wishes of all our residents – pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, and contributing to this consultation will help the Council to do this.”
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