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Traffic Lights

On 21 May 2014 at 9:05pm Gonzales wrote:
Has anyone else noticed the timings on the traffic lights in the High Street has changed ? Particularly at the bottleneck and Fisher Street.
On 22 May 2014 at 12:21pm Stuck in the Past wrote:
Don't suppose for a minute that any cyclists have noticed!
On 22 May 2014 at 5:22pm Wvm wrote:
So far this week I coud have killed at least 3 by their own stupidity of jumping lights, and just jumping from the pavement into the traffic flow , a cycle is a road going vehicle and need to adhere to some basic rules , or aybe next time they might learn the hard way , just saying
On 22 May 2014 at 6:03pm Toenail wrote:
I agree, the timings have changed, it seems that to much time is given to traffic from westgate road.
On 23 May 2014 at 8:33am Sussex Jim wrote:
Make that MORE time, Toenail. Westgate Street is a blind exit, and extra time is needed as drivers leave slowly to check for kamikaze red light jumpers.
On 23 May 2014 at 2:04pm Car driver wrote:
@Sussex Jim, "kamikaze red light jumping cyclists" you mean, as majority of those ignoring the lights are cyclists rather than motorists.
Still, if one of the lycra clad idiots jumps a red light in their usual cavalier "I'm a cyclist, so I own the road" manner and goes straight under my front wheels then I guess he may learn not to do it again..... I just hope I have a witness to confirm my set of traffic lights were showing green when I moved off.
On 23 May 2014 at 2:33pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I've been wondering if they've changed the timings at the prison lights, too. There seems to be a longer queue southbound in the mornings and northbound in the evenings.
One morning, only 4 or 5 cars managed to get through the lights at the bottom of Nevill Road.
On 23 May 2014 at 5:26pm cycleman wrote:
I think they have shortened the time for the green light at the bottleneck which can create problems for cyclists getting over the bottleneck. With a little common sense and consideration this should not cause a problem. This seems to be difficult for some contributors to this forum.
It is always amusing when another anti cyclist rant gets started and there have been a couple of good ones recently. Death threats such as car drivers are slightly less amusing.
On 23 May 2014 at 9:51pm Earl of De Montfort wrote:
What about the flurry of cyclists in the evening wanging it down past Shelleys on the outside of the traffic pretty much riding on the opposite side of the road past the stream of cars waiting at the traffic lights, which are red, and ignored by the cyclists. Where's the common sense and consideration from the cyclists there?
On 24 May 2014 at 12:01am Historian wrote:
What annoys me is the cars who come out of Rotten Row and seem to think they have the right of way to turn right to go through the bottleneck even if there is a queue of cars at the lights. So some soft headed wimp always lets them in and we all miss a turn at the lights maybe even too turns now !!
On 24 May 2014 at 9:27am cycleman wrote:
I think we are starting to get to the bottom of the reason why there is so much antipathy to cyclists Earl of de Montfort. You expect us to sit in the same queue as you and it really tightens your guts that we can go through Lewes faster than you can. I think you are going to either have to continue these ridiculous feelings of rage and frustration or adapt your viewpoint. I'm not concerned in any case.
On 24 May 2014 at 1:39pm Southover Queen wrote:
Hmmm. Historian, have you ever tried coming out of Rotten Row onto the High St? Have you never noticed that the only safe opportunity is when the eastbound traffic is moving? That's because so many drivers going west come through the bottleneck at breakneck speed and round the blind corner caused by the toll house leaving no chance whatsoever to stop for a car exiting Rotten Row. So the only safe opportunity is when there is no westbound traffic, and the only chance is for a kind driver to let us into the queue as they're moving off.

I do hope you don't meet someone like yourself next time you try to get out of that junction...

On 24 May 2014 at 9:23pm Real Historian wrote:
'soft headed wimp'? you mean normal courteous fellow human. obviously, Historian, you would prefer that no one let a driver out when it is safer to do so, and think they should stay there forever. What a charmer.

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