A259 TRAFFIC CONGESTION – THE BIG PETITION 8


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Do you want to see a reduction in the A259 South Coast Road congestion?  If so then read on!

You’ll already know that traffic queues start to build earlier and earlier in the day and you’ll get stuck in traffic anywhere between Brighton Marina and Newhaven in either direction. There are lots of new planning applications coming in for housing along this stretch of road with no increased infrastructure planned. The High Street in Rottingdean is a designated Air Quality Management Area and recently, the central roads in Newhaven have also been designated as an Air Quality Management Area. This stretch of the A259 South Coast Road covers two local Councils, B&HCC and ESCC, the boundary being in the middle of Saltdean.

 

What is the plan?
We are petitioning B&HCC, ESCC and LDC to work with each other to carry out a joint traffic evaluation study as well as an economic impact study of the detrimental effects caused by traffic congestion and to inform local residents what road infrastructure improvements will be required before further housing development takes place.

 

Sign the Big Petition:
Please sign both the B&HCC and the ESCC petitions online to show your support for action to take place! When you register your support you will be able to see the full wording of the petition. It is important to sign both petitions.

B&HCC link: https://phantom.brighton-hove.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=530&RPID=18152921&HPID=18152921

ESCC link: http://epetition.eastsussex.public-i.tv/epetition_core/community/petition/3760

Please pass the word on and ask your friends and family to sign as soon as they can. click here if you want a paper based petition to hand out.

See it on Twitter: click here

 

Who are we?
SAFE Rottingdean are working in conjunction with the Peacehaven Focus Group, Saltdean Residents’ Association, Telscombe Residents Association, Save Ovingdean and Newhaven Town Council. We will be presenting the three petitions to each Full Council Meeting BUT we do need to get a lot of signatures: ESCC: Signatures required: 5000.  B&HCC: Signatures required: 1250

THANK YOU!!

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8 thoughts on “A259 TRAFFIC CONGESTION – THE BIG PETITION

  • Eric Coppin

    Rottingdean is continually congested with traffic. So much so, that the historic High Street sits in an Air Quality Management Area. The impact of traffic affects all the surrounding areas resulting in congestion on the A259 from Roedean to Peacehaven, Woodingdean & Falmer

  • Paul jacobs

    I am a war blinded veteran, as are others in rottingdean who use facilities at Blind Veterans UK. It is very important to me to know that I should be safe on a pavement.

  • Steven McSwiney

    Problem extends to Woodingdean as reduced capacity for cars on on A259 and A272 imposed by BHCC has caused traffic to divert into the B2123 through our village. ‘A’ road traffic onto ‘B’ roads does not work!

  • MICHAEL GUNN

    THE CONGESTION WAS ALWAYS AN ISSUE BUT THE INTRODUCTION OF BUS LANES EXASPERATED THE SITUATION

    IT’S HIGH TIME A SOLUTION IS FOUND TO ELIMINATE AN ISSUE THAT CAN ONLY GET WORSE!!!

    MAY SUGGEST COUNCILORS ATTEMPT THE JOURNEYS BETWEEN 8AM-9AM AND 5PM-6PM

  • Catherine Tonge

    I travel on the A259 to work from Eastbourne to Brighton by bus. It’s already far too congested and the air quality in Rottingdean exceeds legal levels (you don’t even need to measure it, you can feel it in your lungs). Authorities need to see the bigger picture

  • Iain Fieling

    Traffic congestion on the A259 in Rottngdean towards Brighton in the mornings and away from Brighton in the late afternoon/early evening is currently gridlocked every weekday. This is not new news and the council must know about it so what are they doing to prevent further problems, never mind solve the existing one? To allow the development of further homes without ensuring the current road infrastructure can cope with it (which it obviously currently can’t), is tantamount to ignoring reality. We elected these people to look after our community as custodians of our environment – I would urge them to rise to this opportunity to demonstrate that they understand the problem and can propose a solution, otherwise they may find themselves out of a “job”.

  • martin hill

    peacehaven to rottingdean delays caused by people using crossings 1 at a time for buses, If zebra crossings delays would be reduced.