Council docked government funding over ripped out bike lane – road.cc
Opposition councillors voted to remove the temporary cycle lane on Old Shoreham Road to the despair of local cyclists
Dan Alexander Sat, Nov 13, 2021
Brighton and Hove City Council has been docked 25 per cent of its Capability Fund finance due to the removal of a temporary cycle lane on Old Shoreham Road. Councillors voted to remove the cycle lane and said it required better planning to make it less “contentious” with other road users.
But it seems the decision has landed the city in hot water with the Department for Transport who requested more information on why the scheme had been scrapped.
It then emerged 25 % less than originally planned would be given to Brighton and Hove City Council as part of the Capability Fund.
The Fund is designed to support local transport authorities outside London by financing support staffing, resources and training to encourage active travel initiatives.
In a letter from the government it was made clear that future funding would be subject to proof of delivery, and advised the council to “realise their full potential” on active travel.