Brighton transport ranked best in UK
Brighton’s public transport has performed well in a national survey covering 70 local authorities in regions of the UK.
In particular Brighton’s bus services were rated highly.
The Public Satisfaction Survey was conducted by National Highways and Transport, surveying 62,026 people, with 939 respondents from the Brighton and Hove area.
It asked questions about issues including public transport as well as walking and cycling, road safety and congestion.
Brighton’s public transport was voted top by the individuals surveyed, reaching number one in the league table top 20 with an average overall of 66.23 percent.
In terms of importance and satisfaction, local buses performed above the national average, gaining scores of over 60 percent satisfaction and over 60 percent importance.
Brighton’s bus services include the Brighton & Hove bus company and the Big Lemon bus service, which travel to and from the universities.
The city also came second for overall satisfaction with transport, and received good performance in street lighting and cycle routes.
In a press release from the Brighton and Hove City Council, Councillor Ian Davey said: “The national survey is an excellent resource for the council, providing information that helps us to understand and respond to the views of the public.
“It’s great that people rate the city’s public transport, which we are constantly striving to improve and adapt to the needs of the city”.