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On 22 Mar 2018 at 11:52am TantrumHairExtensions1 wrote:
Why is the traffic so bad every morning ?
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 11:56am 19th Century town wrote:
21st Century traffic
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 12:15pm TantrumHairExtensions wrote:
It adds an extra hour to my journey.. The bridge should be two lanes to allow for the traffic each morning and evening really.
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 12:48pm Tom wrote:
Get the train or Bus instead. Or cycle/walk
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 12:51pm Local Resident wrote:
Which bridge?
Cliffe Bridge, Pheonix Causeway bridge by Tesco, A27 bridge over the Ouse by Cliffe Industrial Estate, A27 bridge over the Eastbourne rail-line near Bedingham, Railway bridge by Lewes Station...Give us a clue!
To be honest, they could all be dual carriageway both ways (tongue firmly in cheek), and we'd still be jammed solid as the town centre is just not designed for today's traffic levels, so the bridge (whichever one you mean) is not really the problem, the problem is everyone who chooses to use their cars for their daily commute.
And, when people respond that they "...have to use their car as public transport isn't a viable option for their daily commute..." , then the reply has to be, "So why choose to live and/or work somewhere that does not allow you to walk, cycle, or use public transport to get to/from school/work every day then?"
Sorry everyone who commutes in, or from, or through Lewes, or who drops/collects their children from school, or drops/collects people at the station, by car is partly responsible for the jams they find themsleves stuck in, and thus cannot really complain that their journey (which is, of course, the only one that really matters!) is delayed.
It's not rocket science really....
Only other possibility is to widen every road/bridge, by demolishing much of the town centre and many properties in residential areas - which might just detrrct from the town's attractiveness/commercial viability, and might also infuriate the greens, NIMBYs, CPRE members, local residnets etc as they see their town/busiensses, homes and local downland sarificed to the car drivers.
That said, as I have oft stated on this forum, a 'Lewes northern bypass' linking A27 near Ashcombe roundabout across to A275 somewhere between Nevill Estate and Offham, then on across the river valley to join the A26 at Earwig Corner would help keep a lot of through traffic out of the town centre and away from Culfail tunnel, but the costs (financial and environmental) of cutting into, or tunnelling under, the Downs /old race course, and then spanning a bridge/embankment right across the Ouse valley/fllod plain is never likely to be sanctioned by a Government of any political colour.

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On 22 Mar 2018 at 1:20pm TantrumHairExtensions wrote:
The traffic built up along the Culfail tunnel due to a bus breaking down the other morning. That's one reason why I don't take the bus...no thank youuuuu.
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 1:44pm Mr Phorbes wrote:
You think it is bad now, you wait till they build 240 houses up at the dairy in Malling.
I asked one of the men at the consultation how many cars the development would bring to the town and he told me that they estimate 2 cars per property equalling an extra 480 cars in our town.
Curiously the Snowflake Green party represented by the chocolate tea cup that is Chelsea Renton, dont seem to botherd by the cars as long as the housing is sustainable and affordable.
Also bear in mind that is 480 cars before they lay a brick at the Phoenix. But hey , as long as there is a creative space down there who cares how many more cars come in.
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 2:04pm glossymop wrote:
@tantrumhairextensions, when your car breaks down, there wont be another one along 10 mins later. Drivers who complain about traffic are creating their own problems. If your journey is 2km or less just walk, you'll feel better and moan less.
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 3:32pm Tom wrote:
@TantrumHairExtensions what a stupid response. Care to elaborate on your other weak reasons for not taking it?
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 4:18pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
Rather than build more roads (which quickly become congested), why don't we stagger working and school starting times, rather than make everyone travel at the same time?
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 4:27pm Dr. Beechnut wrote:
Bring back the Uckfield line
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 6:52pm marge wrote:
Surely it's possible for the majority of children in Lewes to walk to school. That's certainly not happening at the moment.
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 8:49pm Deja Vu wrote:
Didn't we have this thread last week (and the week before)?
Must be time for some Deja Vu.
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On 22 Mar 2018 at 9:21pm Bad penny wrote:
You just keep on popping up. How is the Hailsham trailer Park Queen?
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On 23 Mar 2018 at 8:36am Deja Vu wrote:
Well as traffic was one of the major reasons I moved to Hailsham, I feel it only right that I offer an opinion.
Not sure what the "Hailsham trailer park queen" is, sounds like fun though (I loved Lewes, so bring on the trashy)!
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On 23 Mar 2018 at 9:51am jo hart wrote:
need to stop parking in parts of high st . would help also sort out southam round about .
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On 23 Mar 2018 at 12:10pm shadrack wrote:
The traffic in lewes makes me sick - ban all cars from lewes
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On 23 Mar 2018 at 12:14pm shadrack wrote:
Its the bloody tories fault
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On 23 Mar 2018 at 12:35pm jo hart wrote:
bloody bike piss me right off
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On 23 Mar 2018 at 2:51pm Nell1895 wrote:
Malling Street and its long-suffering residents take the brunt of the traffic from the north - 22,340 vehicles a day.
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On 23 Mar 2018 at 3:34pm Traffic Cop wrote:
@Marge - A lot of children who are driven to school live further afield, but I used to see a few parents from Ousedale and Valence Road drive their kids to Wallands, which is just up the road.


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