The City of Brighton & Hove is a thriving “city by the sea”. It is the largest urban centre on the south coast, lying approximately 50 miles south of London with 8.5 million visitors a year.
The City has a population of 273,000 and is a popular base for London commuters; and benefits from excellent travel links: east/west, north to London and by direct rail links and internationally via Gatwick airport, which lies 25 miles to the north. Brighton & Hove is also a major tourist, leisure and conference destination.
The vision for the city is a place with a co-ordinated transport system that balances the need for all users and minimises damage to the environment is key. The transport strategy to deliver that vision was developed within the framework of the Local Transport Plan.