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News - 16 August 2004

Letter to the editor: Separate lanes and twice as many buses for A259

The proposed bus and cycle lanes along the A259 between Ovingdean and Teslcombe, currently being displayed in a consultation exercise, are to be welcomed.

This is one of the most congested stretches of road in the city with crawling city-bound traffic a regular feature between Peacehaven and Rottingdean every morning. By creating additional roadspace along the clifftop road exclusively for buses, without reducing the roadspace for the queueing traffic, a faster and more efficient journey can be provided for hundreds of commuters opting to use public transport. Both Brighton & Hove Buses and Stagecoach have just announced plans to double the service between Seaford and Brighton even in advance of the bus lanes being implemented, providing a bus every 7-8 minutes and with other buses serving Peacehaven and Saltdean there will be a bus every 4 minutes from the Longrdidge Avenue junction into Brighton from September 2004.

Roger French

Managing Director

Brighton & Hoev Bus and Coach Company

email address: roger.french@buses.co.uk

If you would like to comment on the proposals (see www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/site01.cfm?request=c1129501 for full details) send a letter to the editor (click on letter box on homepage)

 


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