Pedestrianisation of Rottingdean High Street should be high on the agenda when it comes to resolving traffic issues on the A259.
Lloyd Russell-Moyles, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, told ZoneZine that closing the narrow road running through the town and opening up the Steyning and Nevill Roads for more traffic flow would ease congestion and help local businesses – with almost immediate effect.
‘Everything grinds to a halt because the road is being used way beyond its capacity. It would make sense to close the area off to traffic and look for alternative routes from Rottingdean out towards Saltdean and beyond.’
His call comes on the back of continued pushes by residents’ groups who are pushing for a multi-million bypass to be built to alleviate crippling congestion and air pollution.
Campaigners living in the area have put forward suggestions for a link road to the A27 to help ease chronic traffic problems along the A259 coast road – while also calling that no more homes should be built until the infrastructure can cope.
Lloyd added that air quality and pollution are also significant threats to the quality of living in the area and that pedestrianisation would improve the environment for everyone who lives, works or visits the town.
‘There are many schemes for high cost solutions but an initial campaign to prevent the high levels of traffic in the High Street would offer a more immediate release of pressure.’
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