Over the last three months we have recorded several instances of motor vehicles crashing onto cycle tracks next to the A23 and A27 near Brighton. The risk to people walking or riding on these tracks is clear. As the vehicles clearly can’t be relied upon to stay on the road, crash barriers are needed. Among the incidents, two lamp posts on the A23 were flattened in separate crashes.
In an astounding attack on essential transport, East Sussex County Council is proposing cuts of £1.69 million to bus services, including those to Seaford and the Conquest Hospital, along with fare increases approaching 30%. All evening and Sunday services subsidised by the council will be withdrawn. This is the same council that has spent £57 million on the unnecessary and destructive Bexhill Hastings Link Road. Stop these cuts! Give your views to the consultation at: https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/ It runs until 28 September.
For more information and a good perspective on the council’s misguided policies, see: http://travelloglewes.co.uk/index.php?page=your-bus-service-under-threat
Bill McQueen, a 73 year old lecturer was cycling to work as usual to the University of Brighton when something happened to cause him to be found unconscious on the A270 northbound carriageway of the Lewes Road on Friday 29 Nov at about 10.00 am. Bill’s daughter, Anna McQueen has uploaded some pics we took at the time to: https://www.facebook.com/anna.mcqueen/media_set?set=a.10152129959097498.1073741826.527102497&type=1) with a request for more information. Bill has fractured a vertebra.
Do you know what happened? If so, please let Anna McQueen know at https://www.facebook.com/anna.mcqueen or phone 101 to speak to the police quoting case reference 0691 29.11.2013