This is what plans to stop “antisocial parking” on two of the main roads into the city will look like.

The “red route” will use CCTV cameras and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to scan number plates to fine motorists who park on sections of the A23 London Road and Lewes Road in Brighton.

Brighton and Hove City Council said the crackdown, which is planned for spring next year, will give it greater enforcement powers against motorists blocking cyclists, passing traffic and people walking on the pavement.

Double red lines will be used to mark the “red route” which could see offenders fined up to £70.

The Argus: A van parked on a cycle lane. The Argus has enhanced the image to show how the red lines would lookA van parked on a cycle lane. The Argus has enhanced the image to show how the red lines would look (Image: The Argus)

Councillor Trevor Muten, chairman of the transport and sustainability committee, said: “Red routes are a practical solution that can help to prevent the antisocial parking that puts safety at risk and creates congestion.

“These changes will give us greater powers to enforce the restrictions that are already there but we want to hear what residents and businesses along both routes have to say.

“We’ll be sure to take the views of everyone who comments on board so I’d urge as many people as possible to respond over the next eight weeks.” 

Two new cameras will be installed along Preston Road adjacent to Preston Park.

The red routes will be in place on the A23 London Road and Preston Road, between Cheapside and South Road.

On Lewes Road, the red route will be between Elm Grove and the southern end of the Vogue Gyratory.

Use the sliders below on our interactive map to see how the red routes will be implemented.

London and Preston Road

Lewes Road

The council said the scheme aims to improve safety of pedestrians and cyclists will no longer need to manoeuvre around vehicles parked in cycle lanes or on double lines. It will also improve safety for people using buses, with vehicles no longer parking in bus stops meaning it will be safer for people to get on and off.

The council said drivers will no longer have to pull out to pass badly parked cars and it will improve journey times and help reduce air pollution by keeping traffic moving.