A new cycle lane and wider pavements are among plans to improve the A23.

The proposals will go before Brighton and Hove City Council next week and are tipped for approval.

They aim to improve the A23 between Stanford Avenue and Preston Drove, Brighton.

Changes to the road, which will also include improved pedestrian crossings, are aimed at making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Councillor Trevor Muten, chairman of the transport and sustainability committee, said: “This is an exciting scheme and I’m very pleased we’re now at the stage where work can begin.

The Argus: Plans from the councilPlans from the council (Image: Brighton and Hove City Council)

“These improvements will make it easier and safer and a more attractive environment for people to walk, cycle and wheel through this busy part of the city. It will also make it easier for bus users and drivers using this road.

“By providing new infrastructure, which is safe and accessible for everyone, we can encourage more people to travel sustainably and actively, freeing up space for those people who still need to use a car to move around the city.”


A six-week consultation on the A23 plans was launched in February 2021 with further talks with residents taking place later in the year.

Further consultation will take place later this year.

The plans would see a two-direction cycle lane added between Argyle Road and Stanford Avenue and better connections to the road for cyclists coming from Ditchling Rise.

The Argus: A23A23 (Image: The Argus)

Improvements also focus on “safer, more accessible junctions” and the widening of pavements.

In her column for The Argus this morning, council leader Bella Sankey said the council would move forward with the A23 active travel scheme, adding: “Providing an improved, segregated cycle lane will make it safer and clearer for buses and cars. The scheme is set to be approved by the transport and sustainability committee next week.”

The plans will go before the committee on Tuesday, October 3, with councillors being recommended to approve them.