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Never mind the 20 limits

On 6 Sep 2014 at 12:56pm Pottering along wrote:
What about the myriad restrictions across the rest of the potholed cart tracks that pass as roads ! - Council lunacy - speed limit ends and in the visible distance is another one with a stretch of "national limits apply " between . I spend most of my driving time looking @ the speedo !
On 6 Sep 2014 at 3:19pm trooper wrote:
As has been posted before, if you can achieve 20mph plus on the two main estates never mind in Lewes town, you are deserving of a mention in the record books, The quantity of parked vehicles during working hours, plus visiting tradesmen makes for a monumental obstacle course,as for the town, delivery lorries etc cause hold ups allmost every hour of the day.So 20mph!!! please, it has to be an expensive Green/Lefty lobby that is pushing it, It would be a joke, except its not funny, and its our money that is paying for it.
On 6 Sep 2014 at 3:30pm Market Lane Trader wrote:
I don't know where you live Trooper, but I can assure you that heavy traffic manages to zoom along through central Lewes between rush hours, and especially at night when there is no traffic, creating extraordinary amounts of noise as it clatters over our badly maintained roads. I know of several people whose houses are shaking and get woken up. Anyone who has tried to cross the road around East St knows that speeding traffic makes this very difficult, and there have been numerous near misses. The traffic is so relentless that cars actually going at 20mph would enable pedestrians to get across the road, but they don't, and pedestrians can't cross and end up trapped or taking their safety in their hands. ESCC will not put in crossings unless there is an accident first! so if you want some calming measures, chose which family members you like least and send them out to the shops as often as possible.
On 6 Sep 2014 at 4:17pm trooper wrote:
"MLT" I have to admit that I do not live in central Lewes so I will bow to your superior knowledge,and stand corrected. I would however only ask one question, assuming that the 20mph limit comes to pass,who is going to enforce it??.I get the impression that most drivers will ignore it totally,and with our inadequate police force, it begs the question.Perhaps our shiny new PCC will have an answer,do not hold you breath.
On 6 Sep 2014 at 6:52pm Bleeding Heart wrote:
The Police have said that they are too busy to conduct speed tests in Brighton and therefore its policed by the public and busybodies with cycles who don't have cars. There's no shortage of them here in Lewes !!! The public authorities dont seem to have a shortage of money for the things they want. I'd rather have the street lights back on, at least till 2am, I think 12.30 is ridiculous !!!
On 6 Sep 2014 at 7:16pm Bleeding Hell wrote:
Excuse me. I have a cycle, my body is not busy and I own a car. Can I have my cred back please?
On 6 Sep 2014 at 11:21pm Tobnac wrote:
It only takes one driver in every half dozen or so to do 20, thereby regulating the speed for everybody. I'll be trying to stick to 20, but will not be worrying unduly if I sometimes slip back to 30.
On 7 Sep 2014 at 7:54am Sussex Jim wrote:
Lewes DC have regulating vehicles on the roads in the form of electric recycling carts. Unfortunately, they also regulate following traffic to 20 on unrestricted roads outside the town; like when returning home through Ringmer or Offham.
Any "green" advantage is negated by the extra pollution emitted by following vehicles crawling along in low gear.
On 7 Sep 2014 at 10:53am Ernie wrote:
I used to get that with my float
On 9 Sep 2014 at 5:48pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I find the recycling carts are very good at pulling into lay-bys to let traffic past on the road to and from Ringmer actually. The 20 mph limit is basically a joke though and completely unenforced/unenforceable. There are so many things the money could have been better spent on.

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