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Malling Street cossing

On 6 Feb 2016 at 6:01pm Street cred wrote:
Most people from east Malling St walking out from their houses or business will be heading for the town centre. So why put the crossing almost as far north as possible? Almost everybody has to walk away from the town centre to cross the road before turning back on themselves, some by as much as 200 yards. Meaning a 400 yard diversion out and another 400 yard diversion on return.
A crossing by the car sales site would have had the benefit of everybody walking in the right direction and an already existing central reservation.
On 6 Feb 2016 at 7:44pm Old Malling wrote:
Presumably it works OK for people who come from Malling, The Lynchets, Orchard Road etc who want to cross for the bus stop or Pets Corner. I agree though that it seems a bit far up. It also means that the people in the houses there have annoying lights right outside their windows
On 7 Feb 2016 at 12:31am menthol wrote:
Just seems like a really random place to me. Going on footfall I reckon there must be other busier places far more worthy of a crossing than this one. It just seems like an odd place
On 7 Feb 2016 at 10:10pm Ben wrote:
I don't think 'footfall' counts. Whether it's one person or ten (and more residential developments have been going up anyway alongside houses that have been there for centuries!), we need to be able to cross this very busy road, with some moronic drivers going up to 20 to 30 miles per hour over the limit. In fact what we need is speed limit enforcement. I agree though, it would make sense to have a pedestrian crossing by the pet shop/vets/bus stop. It's a real pain to have to walk back up the road to cross when the bus to Brighton fails to show. A bus shelter would also help! I also agree that there are other busy roads in Lewes that desperately need proper crosssings and speed limit enforcent, Offham Road, and the crossing by the Ellie for a start...
On 7 Feb 2016 at 10:40pm Badger wrote:
Shame the traffic on this road can't be moved elsewhere. Odd that they built the tunnel in the middle of what was a historic and beautiful part of Lewes. If public transport continues to be downgraded and more residential developments are built around Lewes, Ringmer, Uckfield etc., then eventually we'll get gridlock.

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