Lewes Road Update: May 2013

Here is the latest newsletter from the Lewes Road Local Sustainable Transport Fund improvement scheme. To download it as a PDF click HERE

Issue 5 aIssue 5b

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Road Safety Update

This update has been provided by Keith Baldock – BHCC Road Safety Officer. Thanks Keith!

Dear LAT members,

I do campaigns and education on road safety accross Brighton & Hove and would like to share with you somne information about our current work.

A free New Driver Awareness workshop is being held at Hove Town Hall  on Monday 26th November at 5:30pm.  An hour long it aims to help you minimise your risk on the roads.  There will be freebies and the chance of winning an IAM practical driving module.  For more infomration, visit our website or ring 292258.

Another important issue at this time of year is drink/drug driving.  We work with police/ESFRS colleagues and are distributing alternative transport cards.  They will be available at various venues from licensing team, BTP, health team etc, and a copy can be downloaded HERE

Pedestrians and cyclists are also key casualty priorities – especially from data the 17-35yr olds although we are concerned about the rest as well.  We have developed a Share the Roads, Share the Responsibility campaign which is evolving – with funding mainly from the LSTF – Lewes Rd project.  However the material is available for any areas interested and I would welcome help in promoting it.  It focuses mainly on distraction – as failed to look/see properly is by far the highest cause quoted on Stats 19 (police report) fro collisions.  And we can see near misses due to it on the roads all the time. 

We have radio ads, other visual media/banners etc for events and the next Lewes rd campaign is due to start end Nov for 3 weeks on a limited number of bus stops.

Should any of you be on facebook I am trialling a facebook page:  Share the Roads, Brighton & Hove – evaluation of previous campaign suggested this would be effective way of engaging. We have done work with the police on cyclists recently – and will do so again in key areas.  Let me know what you think – but be aware we have limited resources we focus on casualty reduction!

Many thanks for your support and I trust all is well with your LATs/groups – thank you for your efforts.

 Keith Baldock

Road Safety Officer

Brighton and Hove City Council

keith.baldock@brighton-hove.gov.uk

01273 292258

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/roadsafety

On the Buses (2)

Part of the Lewes Road Transport Improvements Project includes funding for bus stop improvements within the surrounding areas. In the last year, this has seen a number of new shelters installed and the council Transport Projects Team are looking for other bus stops in the area  which are in need of improvements. They have already identified some and would appreciate it if Local Action teams in the area were able to comment on their suggestions and put forward any other locations for consideration.

Here is their first list – this is an early scoping excercise, and all sites would need further feasibility studies and consultation with nearby residents. The number of sites which will be tackled this financial year will depend on the cost of the works identified, and there will be an opportunity to carry out further improvements in 2013-14.

  • ·         Birdham Road, Moulsecoomb- Staplefield Drive stop
  • ·         Meadowview- Dawlish Close stop
  • ·         Hawkhurst Road, Coldean- Haig Avenue stop
  • ·         Rushlake Road, Coldean- Middleton Rise stop
  • ·         Roedale Road, Hollingdean- Hollingdean Street stop
  • ·         Stanmer Villas, Hollingdean- Hollingbury Crescent stop
  • ·         Queen’s Park Road- Albion Hill, The Hanover, Baxter Street and Queen’s  Park Junction stops
  • ·         Down Terrace- Freshfield Inn and Stonehurst Court stops

If you do have any comments or suggestions, please could you respond by Monday 9 July 2012, to Colin Harwood, Room 405, Hove Town Hall Norton RoadHove BN3 4AH Email: colin.harwood@brighton-hove.gov.uk  Tel: (01273) 290219