Sussex

Brighton's Seven Dials improvements considered

Improvements to the Seven Dials junction in Brighton, Sussex, are being considered by the city's council.

Brighton and Hove City Council wants to make the area north-west of the city centre easier to travel through.

The seven roads that meet at the junction include the A2010, which is a major route through Brighton.

Ian Davey, from the council, said: "Lots of roads converge in quite a small space, making it very difficult to negotiate."

He added: "Pedestrians particularly are marginalized.

"If someone wants to go from the northern section of Dyke Road (A2010) to the southern section of Dyke Road they have to go around a lot of railings and cross three pedestrian crossings.

"We need to look at those crossings... they're probably 20 metres (67ft) maybe away from the route that pedestrians actually want to take."

Mr Davey said the council also wanted to consider how the layout of the area could be improved for businesses based close to the junction.

The council is inviting the public to a workshop from 15:00 BST on Tuesday at St Nicholas Church in Dyke Road.

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