City of the Year runner-up for Sustainable Transport

Brighton & Hove has once again been recognised as a front-runner in improving transport in the whole of Europe, second only to Funchal on the island of Madeira. This is the second year running that Brighton and Hove has been named runner up City of the Year by CIVITAS – no other city in the UK has been similarly awarded.


CIVITAS, an EU organisation that brings together cities across Europe to look at new ideas and initiatives on urban transport, cited the range of transport measures in the city, including real-time bus information, smartphone ticketing and cycling schemes such as the Old Shoreham Road cycle lane, as outstanding examples that helped secure the award.

Also highlighted was the city’s travel planning initiative to encourage schools, businesses and individuals to use more eco-friendly ways to get around, including a trial of electric bikes.

CIVITAS described Brighton & Hove as a “model city in Europe, showcasing important successes for the rest of the world to appreciate and learn from”.