- September 21, 2020
Latest TV News Editor, Mark Walker, speaks to the Green Party Deputy Leader, Hannah Clare, about the re-opening of Madeira Drive to vehicle traffic one way – from Brighton Palace Pier down to Dukes Mound following internal discussions. As the Council have said, ‘a proposal to reopen Madeira Drive to one-way traffic, with a two-way protected cycle lane, more space for pedestrians and an increase in parking bays for blue badge holders will be considered by councillors next week. Members of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) Committee will discuss the recommendation on Tuesday 29 September, as part of an update on the city’s Covid-19 Urgent Response Transport Action Plan’. If approved Madeira Drive would; Allow one-way access eastbound from the Palace Pier roundabout to Duke’s Mound, Provide a two-way protected cycle lane on the carriageway by removing parking on the south side of the road; Relocate the existing cycle lane, allowing for a wider promenade for pedestrians; Provide 13 additional parking bays for Blue Badge holders, ensuring there are twice as many bays as previously available. Madeira Drive was closed to motor vehicles in April to give residents more space to exercise in the early stages of the Covid-19 lockdown.