Brighton and Hove has had historic underinvestment in cycling infrastructure of all kinds, as your letter writer points out (Letters, March 21). But perhaps D Lancaster can take a look at the major infrastructure works we’ve introduced.

For example, in the first few months alone, the new Lewes Road improved cycle lane saw a 14% increase in cyclists (as well as increases in bus and taxi use). And the Old Shoreham Road segregated cycle scheme saw a 30% increase in use – particularly by families and schoolchildren.

Meanwhile, the new Seven Dials roundabout civilises what was one of the most dangerous junctions in the city.

Together, these three schemes won more than £4.6 million of external funding from other organisations that also believed in our commitment to safer streets and better facilities for walkers and cyclists.

Bike racks are very popular and are in short supply in many places, so since coming into administration we’ve installed hundreds of new racks across the city.

We also hope to install 200 more over the coming year in spending plans agreed this week.

This is before you count the many new racks we lobbied for at Brighton Station, and the 500 more secure spaces planned as part of the station bike hub we’re key partners in.

I agree that there is plenty more to do to make choosing sustainable transport to get around Brighton and Hove easier.

However, it is nonsense to suggest that the other parties would prioritise cycling as highly as we do, when they have blocked road safety measures such as 20mph speed limits – a top priority for cycling campaign groups.

The more we do, the more popular cycling becomes in Brighton and Hove, and it is clear that every year more and more people are choosing to cycle to get around the city.

Coun Ian Davey, Lead Member for Transport, Brighton and Hove City Council