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  • "If the new disastrous complicated set of 4 traffic lights in 100 yards recently installed near the west pier is anything to go by this council is determined to cause gridlock so I would not trust them with any traffic scheme. we are all pedestrians so this is not selfish car drivers speaking. stylecop it is simple cars get priority because there are more of them and cause more congestion if held up for long times. no pedestrian has to wait for more than 30 seconds I would imagine, and can cross the road when the lights are against them anyway there is no traffic unlike cars, if they have an amount of common sense. leave the roundabout alone just make it more attractive with planting, lighting new paving and less clutter."
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Seven Dials roundabout row

Campaigners at Seven Dials

Campaigners at Seven Dials

First published in News

Community campaigners are opposing town hall plans to revamp a roundabout.

Brighton and Hove City Council is currently asking people for their views on the Seven Dials junction, north-west of Brighton station.

The local authority believes steps can be taken to ease congestion and make it safer for pedestrians and road users.

But members of the Dials North West Community Association believe it will create extra traffic in neighbouring residential streets.

Millie Ferguson, of the group, said: “There is room for improvement at Seven Dials. But we do need to be concerned about the primary intention of the plans – turning the clock back 30 years, prior to any proper consideration of the affect this would have on the surrounding area.

“If we return to the old layout, we are surely faced with a recurrence of the old congestion problem and attempts to return the Dials to its present state will be tremendously difficult.”

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