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Friday, 01 January 2021 20:09

Chichester pop up cycle lane safety audit

CHICHESTER POP UP CYCLE SCHEME

Stage 3 Road Safety Audit

2.1.4 The Audit Team visited the site together on 22"“ September between 8am and 1pm. The weather
was dry and overcast/ sunny intervals. The road surface was dry during the site visit. There was
a steady flow of traffic and a medium flow of pedestrians and cyclists. The site visit was also
attended by West Sussex Police and‘ of West Sussex County Council.

The purpose of the scheme is to reallocate road space to cyclists to encourage more cycling trips
during the COVID-19 pandemic, through the use of segregation provided by traffic wands and other
temporary traffic management measures, signing and road markings.

The greatly discussed covid cycle lane or AKA wands of change AKA traffic jam creator was the subject of another FOI asking for a report on the safety review and consultation before removal . Here is an extract of the report with the most interesting areas highlighted. You can download the full reports and the unsafe/not fit for use sections at the end.


Due to the limited time available as set out in the grant conditions, it was not possible to undertake wider public consultation. The Traffic Management Act 2004 has been specifically amended to enable swift implementation of these emergency works. Consequently, consultation was limited to key stakeholders including, West Sussex and District/Borough Council Members; emergency services; bus operators; Freight Services and key WSCC Officers. It was expected that District and Borough Officers would undertake the necessary internal consultation with their own Members.

1.3 - F&RS, SECAMB and Police Consultation

We remain in regular contact with all three emergency services and are closely monitoring the impact on blue light services. Sussex Police have reported one incident where they were unable to pursue a blue light call due to Pop Up Scheme congestion in Chichester, when a suspect continued by foot from a moving vehicle.

Saturday, 26 December 2020 20:23

Worzel Gummidge : the right and the wrong

Any child of the 80s will know you put a "Wor after W and a Wur after O" and lay bets on which way he would fall in the opening credits but the 2019/2020 version of Worzel allows us much more time to relive our youth and introduce the new generation to have a "slice of tea and a cup of cake"  (much like the Worst Witch) .

With the Xmas 2020 episode where they try and get Nancy back to the sea from Scatterbrook farm, someone on the sofa (not me) pointed out the "errors"

Monday, 03 August 2020 19:57

c19 cycle lane vs cyclists

Chichester showcase protected c19 cycle lane is being built to go from the railway station to the Hospital. Despite the route it is taking is not the most direct route, nor is it the favoured route, nor one that people would consider taking. The council have decided that with their share of the Covid funding they would build this route.


So far they have apparently only done the College Lane/Oaklands/New Park road end but already people can see its failed in its job.

They are using flexible wands as lane markers, but either someone in the council is a shareholder in the wand company or there was a sale on. They have used so many you cant see the wood for the trees.



Visually while driving the wands blur into each other as they make the previous 2 lane roundabout a single lane.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 10:25

Sussex Day - we wont be druv

 

Published 1907, Herman Darewski, & Chas Sheard in the USA

1st verse
Now is the time for marching, Now let your hearts be gay,
Hark to the merry bugles Sounding along our way.
So let your voices ring, my boys, And take the time from me,
And I’ll sing you a song as we march along,
Of Sussex by the Sea!

Chorus
For We're the men from Sussex, Sussex by the Sea.
We plough and sow and reap and mow,
And useful men are we;
And when you go to Sussex, Whoever you may be,
You may tell them all that we stand or fall
For Sussex by the Sea!

You know I love the FOI right? well I also love safe bus stops. Here I asked why a couple of them were "dangerous or difficult".
The sections are taken from their own SOP manual which for the last few years has been marked as draft even though its a working document.

Hello.
This is a formal request for a safety audit on the following bus stops.
Please find the reasons I feel that the following stops are unsafe and
require a full assessment. Any section numbers relate to the publicly available SOP

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