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20mph limit and the Lewes Pound

On 27 Oct 2009 at 5:04pm Rocket Man wrote:
Do you think Lewes should have a blanket 20mph speed limit throughout the town? Do you support Lewes having it's own currency? These topics are up for discussion on Rocket FM tomorrow morning.
If you have any views on either of these subjects, Rocket would like to hear from you. You can post here, call in tomorrow morning on 478573 or email studio@rocketfm.org.uk
The full line-up of guests and times for the breakfast show is:
Wednesday 28th
7.15 Robert Marks on Ghost Walks (part 2)
7.30 Ann Link about organisations and grants to achieve 10:10
7.45 Matthew Bird from Climate Change South East
8.15 A member of Living Streets on planning for the future
8.30 Oliver dudok van Heel and Chris Smedley on The Lewes Pound
On 27 Oct 2009 at 6:40pm SHS wrote:
1. No
2. Yes
On 27 Oct 2009 at 8:29pm PhoenixWatcher wrote:
Or to put it another way:
1. Yes
2. No
On 28 Oct 2009 at 12:39pm Bonfirek wrote:
I agree Spinster, i also think that education and beating of cyclists who go the wrong way down one way streets or cycle on pavements should be compulsory! Not to mention the halfwits who don't have lights on their bikes at night!
On 28 Oct 2009 at 1:02pm Down and Out wrote:
BonfireK - Happy for you to beat cyclists as noted, provided I can use an AK-47 to carry out 'corrective re-education' on:
- Motorists who disregard speed limits;
- Motorists who jump red lights;
- Motorists who fail to indicate left turns;
- Motorists who turn left from right hand lanes and vice versa
- Pedestrians wearing headphones / talking on mobiles who step off the pavement without looking.
On 28 Oct 2009 at 4:57pm Bonfirek wrote:
Sounds fine by me, it's the beginnings of a new world order!
On 28 Oct 2009 at 11:39pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Yes to both. Driving here is worse than London.
On 29 Oct 2009 at 8:24am Bonfirek wrote:
I think we should start a new movement for punishing people that are doing wrong! Shall we call ourselves the Police coz they don't seem to be doing anything about crime themselves!
On 29 Oct 2009 at 1:52pm Rod wrote:
The town centre is definitely too congested. Compare to many areas of the country, people drive pretty carefully in Lewes so I dont know what all the fuss is about.
The reason people cycle against the flow of traffic is because the one-way systems make it awkward, un-safe and considerably further than the incorrect way. A cyclist is a pedestrian on a bike, there is not metal casing around them and no engine. For example; cycle back along Cliffe high street or negotiate the fast multi-lane traffic and roundabouts of the phoenix course way, which would you choose?
On 29 Oct 2009 at 5:04pm Bonfirek wrote:
Thats typical cyclist logic, you have wheels therefore you are not a pedestrian. So get off the pavement and obey the highway code and one way streets you arrogant person! I'm sure if you got hit by a car while you were going the wrong way down a one way street you would moan like hell and sue. Also if you notice us pedestrians obey traffic lights, one thing you cyclists don't. You are not special, you just can't afford a car, now run along!
On 29 Oct 2009 at 5:10pm Down and Out wrote:
"Also if you notice us pedestrians obey traffic lights"
- Oh no you don't!
"you just can't afford a car"
- I can afford a very nice car, thank you, I just like cycling!
On 29 Oct 2009 at 5:26pm Down and Out wrote:
Actually I have to say, despite the negative comments on here, that for six months or so last year I cycled on roads with my seven year old down to the leisure centre every Saturday morning. Without exception drivers were courteous and patient, not objecting to my riding outside to give him some protection. This definitely wouldn't happen in London! Lewesians are generally a great deal more relaxed and easy going than this forum might suggest.
On 29 Oct 2009 at 11:18pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
We regularly cycled with our kids in London and drivers are as courteous there as they are here. There's just more traffic, big red buses and lots more obstacles to negotiate in the smoke, so it's far far scarier.

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