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Brighton bay trail duplication works set to commence

Thursday 14 October 2021

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From Monday 18 October, we will start work to deliver a continuous connection from the existing bicycle path at Sandown Street to Middle Brighton Baths and facilitate the separation for pedestrians and cyclists at this busy location.

While works are in progress, cyclists will be asked to dismount while moving through the area. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout construction.

The Bay Trail attracts high volumes of pedestrians, dog walkers, joggers, commuter cyclists, recreational cyclists and skaters.

The section of the Bay Trail between the Royal Brighton Yacht Club and Sandown Street (the existing shared use bridge) has been identified as a high risk site for accidents given the high volume of pedestrians and cyclists that use this section.

We have worked the wider community to ensure that the proposed design solution for this site was in line with community expectations.

Along with the new bike path, works will involve restoring the existing timber seawall in the sea that will not be prominent from the shoreline. This is to protect the new path from tide and wave erosion, reducing the frequency of sand washing onto the existing and new bicycle path.

The new path is expected to be smoother for cyclists and better for pedestrians and ready for community use in December 2021.

To learn more about the project click the link below.

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