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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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Tuesday, 04 February 2020 01:16

Bus stop assesment

Please find the reasons i feel that the following stops are unsafe and require a full assessment.

Old post office Bognor. .


Yellow stop line is located mid way between kerbs on left turn junction. This means proper position provides no pavement.
The opposing stop location is not suitable distance from stop (180m away).
Parking of vehicles across from stop on double yellow lines outside lock shop cause narrow road and cause blind junction

Friday, 27 December 2019 14:03

remington packaging waste

@RemingtonUK
I cant believe the wasted packaging.. all the bits in the top took a quarter of the box.

 

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From Neighbourhood to Cyberhood: Over a third of Neighbourhood Watch members now more concerned about cybercrime than physical crime.

Cybercrime now feels like more of a threat than physical crime for a rising number of households across England and Wales, with more people either falling victim personally, or knowing someone who has been a victim of online theft, according to research from over 14,000 Neighbourhood Watch members. The research, carried out in conjunction with Avast, a cybersecurity leader in the UK, found that those who believe cybercrime is less of a threat than physical crime are firmly in the minority (15%).

A few years ago there was a fatal accident in Florence Road which raised calls for a pedestrian crossing. Once the 2 crossings were built, i noticed a very odd arrangement of barriers installed to on a shared (pedestrian/cycle) path that leads up to one of those crossings. Now, my original story was going to be about desire lines and how people just go around these barriers. About how the barriers didn't make sense, and a great chance to show off a desire line demonstration video. BUT since then it has turned into an example of planning "desire" over access desire and "if no one complains it cant be wrong".
The pictures show that the views around the crossing with the barriers installed. According to the documentation these are to prevent cyclists on the shared path from colliding with people coming from behind the bush and fence.
However as the photo shows the desire line would be to the side of the barriers across the un obstructed path. If you do not want to read the FOI request documents then the emails of note:

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:14

maybe we care a little bit, but not much

For those following my mini drama series on Network Rail may like to know the latest follow up.
After their last email i responded:


Response By CSS Web  (02/11/2019 12.19 AM)
QuestionReference # xxxxxxx your answer is pure drivel and irrelevant to the question.

Just about summed it up. At this weekends closure I took a picture of the station crossing, nearest the care homes etc to demonstrate what people were faced with. 

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