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Brighton motorcycle bus lane trial agreed

Brighton A259
Image caption Motorcyclists will be permitted to use the A259 from Saltdean into central Brighton

Motorcycles and scooters are to be allowed to use two bus lanes in Brighton for a 12-month trial period.

Riders will be able to use the A23 from Carden Avenue to Preston Drove and the A259 from Saltdean to the Ovingdean roundabout.

The trial, which is to begin in the summer, has been approved by Brighton and Hove City Council's transport committee.

Previously the Brighton and Hove Bus Company has supported the idea.

Councillor Ian Davey, chairman of the transport committee, said: "Motorcyclists have been asking to be allowed to use these two bus lanes for many years so I am pleased that we have reached agreement for this year-long trial, and I hope that it is successful.

"It will be monitored carefully by road safety officers and the results will be reported to a future meeting."

There will also be a public information campaign, the council said.

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