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Brighton council bid to open North Laine cycle routes

Twelve one-way streets in Brighton could be opened up to allow two-way traffic by cyclists under plans being considered by the city council.

It follows concerns about bikes being ridden on pavements and alleyways in the North Laine area.

The council said contraflow cycling already took place in one-way roads in other parts of the UK including London and Cambridge.

Two-way cycling is already permitted on three one-way streets in the city.

The plans were being considered at a cabinet member meeting on Tuesday.

Brighton council said its plans covered roads which currently had 20mph speed limits.

Signs and road markings would be used to ensure other road users could share the streets safely.

The roads covered by the proposals are Church Street, Foundry Street, Gloucester Road, Gloucester Street, Kemp Street, Kensington Place, Kensington Street, Over Street, Queen's Gardens, Robert Street, Tidy Street and Trafalgar Street.

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