Update on Lewes Road Improvements
Works Completed to Date / Due to be Completed Shortly
- Northbound Ringmer Rd island bus stop (completed)
- Southbound Ringmer Rd island bus stop (nearing completion)
- Northbound Coombe Rd island bus stop (nearing completion)
- Southbound Coombe Rd island bus stop (nearing completion)
- Northbound Bus & Cycle lane nr WildPark (completed)
- Ringmer Rd Pedestrian / Cycle Crossing (completed)
- Coldean Lane / Lewes Rd Traffic Signal Improvement (completed)
Works Commencing Shortly
- Lewes Rd / Coombe Road / Saunders Park View Traffic Signal Replacement (please note – temporary traffic lights will be in place from 25th February for a period of around 8 weeks. During this period a ‘No Right Turn’ restriction will be in operation from Lewes Road into Coombe Road. A diversion will be clearly signed from the Vogue Gyratory via Bear Road. A ‘No Right Turn’ restriction may also be in place during certain times from Lewes Road into Saunders Park View).
- New bus shelters will be installed on the completed bus stop islands at Coombe Rd (north and southbound), Ringmer Road (north and southbound), and at Natal Rd (southbound)
- Lining of the Bus / Cycle Lane will continue north of the railway viaduct and as far north as the A27 slip roads. (Please note – although the bus lane will be marked on the road it will not be legally enforced until the entire scheme is completed. Clear signage will be erected in advance of the date enforcement is due to begin).
Brighton & Hove City Councils Lewes Road Transport Improvements.
What are your views on this scheme? Will reducing the road to one lane really help with the pollution issues in Lewes Road. You can see how the current road works is affecting the traffic with long queues at peak times and if it takes longer to drive into the city will the cars put out less pollution!
The Council is trying to encourage the use of alternative transport to reduce pollution and congestion in the city, but what if you have to use a vehicle for work will this scheme benefit you?
There will be some benefits for cyclists and the bus services along the Lewes Road route and the Vogue Gyratory, but what will Lewes Road be like during the Summer Months. If you look at the A23 London Road in the Summer Months with thousands of visitors coming to Brighton and only one lane for vehicles, traffic is backed up from Preston Park out to Patcham, will this be the fate of the Lewes Road.
It is clear that something has to be done to improve the transport congestion and associated pollution in the Lewes Road and Brighton City, but have the Council explored all options.
Many major cities now have Park & Ride schemes ( It works for the Amex Stadium ) why not Brighton. Car sharing schemes, more cycle hire facilities, promotion of electric cars/hire with more charging points, currently only eight in Brighton.
Lewes Road is one among many of the main arteries into the city, if it becomes choked with traffic this will only promote the use of out-of-town shopping centres to the detriment of the traders in the Lewes Road.
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WHAT IS OFF THE GROUND
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It is about you having a say in how services are run where you live
How Will This Work
A pilot steering group made up of local residents and workers and groups will be looking at the way services are funded and delivered in the local areas of Hollingbury, Saunders, Bates, Coldean and Stammer. Each area has its own priorities and some of those highlighted in Coldean are
- Improving parking safety.
- Parking on verges.
- Developing Haig Park into a community Garden.
- Traffic speeds.
- Improving Coldean woods.
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