ePetition - Remove the planter on Rottingdean High Street

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Remove the planter on Rottingdean High Street

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to Remove the planter that has been installed to improve the traffic lay out on Rottingdean High Street as it has increased the danger coming out of park road as well as increased queuing further back.

I believe the removal of this planter will prevent any dangerous accidents. Only recently having experienced a disastrous accident luckily with no one hurt I strongly believe we will stop further or worse accidents like this. We have pedestrians walk on that side with their small children and pets. The pavement on the right-hand side of the planter going northbound, where the accident happened and crashed into a window of a shop, is already very narrow. Having the planter there has not improved the traffic situation and also added a problem.

Started by: Elif Kose

This ePetition ran from 22/01/2020 to 26/06/2020 and has now finished.

476 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

As you are probably aware the planter is a key feature of the Rottingdean High Street scheme that was specifically designed to improve the air quality in the narrowest part of the High Street by limiting the number of vehicles in that part of the road. It is not a traffic calming measure.

The planter ensures that most queuing traffic queues further to the north where building frontages are further from the kerb and buildings are lower. This means that particulates and gases from vehicles are not trapped to the extent that they are at the southern end of the street when a queue forms there. Monitoring needs to continue as traffic returns to normal pre-COVID 19 levels to determine the impact on Air Quality in the Southern High Street and over seasonal temperature and traffic flow changes in order to reach a conclusion about the success of the trial scheme.

Officers are aware of only a single collision in the immediate area. A police investigation established that the presence of the planter was not a contributory factor. There have been no collisions at the junction of Park Road and extra signage has been installed on the approach to this junction to warn drivers to proceed with caution.


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