AS A CITY council we have responded at pace to Covid-19 to reallocate road space and bring in measures to help with safer movement around the city.

We have implemented a range of temporary changes to the city’s public spaces and transport network, introduced to support the city’s recovery from Covid-19.

The Government is urging local authorities to put in place ambitious plans and infrastructure changes to encourage more active travel, more walking and cycling, and to provide more space for physical distancing. Our measures have included temporary cycle lanes in both directions in Old Shoreham Road, closing Madeira Drive to motor vehicles to allow greater pedestrian and cycle access, and widening of footways in London Road, St James’s Street, Church Road and streets in The Lanes area.

We’ve heard positive things from residents about cleaner air, space to enjoy walking and cycling, and space to physically distance while outdoors. We want to hear from all residents on these temporary changes, though. Do you welcome these changes? Could they be improved? Have they changed your travel habits?

We’re running a survey on the council website where you can have your say and comment on each change individually. Please do tell us what you think:

Councillor Anne Pissaridou chairwoman of the environment, sustainability and transport committee Councillor Gary Wilkinson deputy chairman