Excess road signs removed in Brighton

The Argus: Lewes Road before the signs were removed Lewes Road before the signs were removed

A council is stripping roadsides of dozens of unnecessary traffic signs every year.

Brighton and Hove City Council removed around 130 signs, bollards and other items from Lewes Road as part of improvement works last year and are expecting a similar haul when improvement works are carried out around Brighton Station later this year.

The council also removed about 100 signs from the London Road area in 2011 during a project to improve the area.

Removed signs are recycled where possible or disposed of in an environmentally friendly method. If sold, the money is then used to bolster the city’s traffic budgets.

Earlier this month, the Department for Transport urged councils to do more to remove unnecessary signs “blotting the landscape of towns and cities”.

The chair of the council’s transport committee, Ian Davey, said: “We’re in favour of removing what our traffic experts regard as excess signage and road clutter.

“We do not have any specific targets for this, but we make a habit of factoring it into our roads and traffic improvement projects.”

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4:27pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Dealing with idiots says...

To only be replaced by lots of 20mph signs which are not enforceable.
To only be replaced by lots of 20mph signs which are not enforceable. Dealing with idiots

4:35pm Mon 14 Jan 13

taman says...

Well said DWI.. and at a cost of £4,000,000 absolute lunarcy
Well said DWI.. and at a cost of £4,000,000 absolute lunarcy taman

4:50pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Fairfax Sakes says...

I once walked past a sign which said "No loitering". So I stopped and jolly well loitered.
I once walked past a sign which said "No loitering". So I stopped and jolly well loitered. Fairfax Sakes

5:01pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Mr Sworld says...

That picture doesn't look like Lewes Road to me?

O_o
That picture doesn't look like Lewes Road to me? O_o Mr Sworld

5:15pm Mon 14 Jan 13

nosolution says...

Perhaps they can then go on to remove the endless posts that are littering the pavements like the ones with parking info that have to be every few yards or so.Lost count of the amount of people I have seen bumping into them.There has to be a better way of informing people of parking restrictions,what about markings on the road surface itself?
Perhaps they can then go on to remove the endless posts that are littering the pavements like the ones with parking info that have to be every few yards or so.Lost count of the amount of people I have seen bumping into them.There has to be a better way of informing people of parking restrictions,what about markings on the road surface itself? nosolution

5:22pm Mon 14 Jan 13

bug eye says...

what about the excessive traffic light systems popping up everywhere, not to mention more lines, parking machines and painted road surfaces, bus and cycle lanes. finally do we need streetlight lamposts every 20 yards, along the seafront there are a total of 8 streetlights every 20 yards or so. its all madness and just a scramble to see what the council can waste our money on whilst raising council tax and cutting services.
what about the excessive traffic light systems popping up everywhere, not to mention more lines, parking machines and painted road surfaces, bus and cycle lanes. finally do we need streetlight lamposts every 20 yards, along the seafront there are a total of 8 streetlights every 20 yards or so. its all madness and just a scramble to see what the council can waste our money on whilst raising council tax and cutting services. bug eye

5:34pm Mon 14 Jan 13

upsidedowntuctuc says...

Davey probably thinks that it's Lewes Road but it is actually Surrey Street heading north by the Station.
How hard up are they to need to melt down old traffic signs and now the railings at the dials
He wont be popular taking away places to chain your bike up!
Davey probably thinks that it's Lewes Road but it is actually Surrey Street heading north by the Station. How hard up are they to need to melt down old traffic signs and now the railings at the dials He wont be popular taking away places to chain your bike up! upsidedowntuctuc

5:42pm Mon 14 Jan 13

sedwardsESQ says...

Dealing with idiots wrote:
To only be replaced by lots of 20mph signs which are not enforceable.
Enforceable maybe not but there are those of us whom used sense when driving along any of these roads these 20 MPH's appear and much before these sign's ever appeared, these signs are in urgent need unlike reminders of how enforceable they are, as they are not just there has a gimmick.
[quote][p][bold]Dealing with idiots[/bold] wrote: To only be replaced by lots of 20mph signs which are not enforceable.[/p][/quote]Enforceable maybe not but there are those of us whom used sense when driving along any of these roads these 20 MPH's appear and much before these sign's ever appeared, these signs are in urgent need unlike reminders of how enforceable they are, as they are not just there has a gimmick. sedwardsESQ

5:55pm Mon 14 Jan 13

sedwardsESQ says...

bug eye wrote:
what about the excessive traffic light systems popping up everywhere, not to mention more lines, parking machines and painted road surfaces, bus and cycle lanes. finally do we need streetlight lamposts every 20 yards, along the seafront there are a total of 8 streetlights every 20 yards or so. its all madness and just a scramble to see what the council can waste our money on whilst raising council tax and cutting services.
Yes too many dammed traffic lights, which causes an issue on omissions , this is definitely an issue for the Greenness at City Council, all these unessential fumes and hold ups, I'd bet it is a deliberate action via the Greenness to deliberative detestable the traffic flow through the whole city, so in order to eventually be able to say it's good grounds and cause to ban all vehicles from the City as part of their Greenness Plan.
[quote][p][bold]bug eye[/bold] wrote: what about the excessive traffic light systems popping up everywhere, not to mention more lines, parking machines and painted road surfaces, bus and cycle lanes. finally do we need streetlight lamposts every 20 yards, along the seafront there are a total of 8 streetlights every 20 yards or so. its all madness and just a scramble to see what the council can waste our money on whilst raising council tax and cutting services.[/p][/quote]Yes too many dammed traffic lights, which causes an issue on omissions , this is definitely an issue for the Greenness at City Council, all these unessential fumes and hold ups, I'd bet it is a deliberate action via the Greenness to deliberative detestable the traffic flow through the whole city, so in order to eventually be able to say it's good grounds and cause to ban all vehicles from the City as part of their Greenness Plan. sedwardsESQ

6:03pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Big Fido says...

Where else but here could an article about the council removing unnecessary road signs be turned into a reason to bash the Greens!
Where else but here could an article about the council removing unnecessary road signs be turned into a reason to bash the Greens! Big Fido

6:03pm Mon 14 Jan 13

sedwardsESQ says...

sedwardsESQ wrote:
bug eye wrote:
what about the excessive traffic light systems popping up everywhere, not to mention more lines, parking machines and painted road surfaces, bus and cycle lanes. finally do we need streetlight lamposts every 20 yards, along the seafront there are a total of 8 streetlights every 20 yards or so. its all madness and just a scramble to see what the council can waste our money on whilst raising council tax and cutting services.
Yes too many dammed traffic lights, which causes an issue on omissions , this is definitely an issue for the Greenness at City Council, all these unessential fumes and hold ups, I'd bet it is a deliberate action via the Greenness to deliberative detestable the traffic flow through the whole city, so in order to eventually be able to say it's good grounds and cause to ban all vehicles from the City as part of their Greenness Plan.
Typo : should read, ***deliberately destabilize***
[quote][p][bold]sedwardsESQ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bug eye[/bold] wrote: what about the excessive traffic light systems popping up everywhere, not to mention more lines, parking machines and painted road surfaces, bus and cycle lanes. finally do we need streetlight lamposts every 20 yards, along the seafront there are a total of 8 streetlights every 20 yards or so. its all madness and just a scramble to see what the council can waste our money on whilst raising council tax and cutting services.[/p][/quote]Yes too many dammed traffic lights, which causes an issue on omissions , this is definitely an issue for the Greenness at City Council, all these unessential fumes and hold ups, I'd bet it is a deliberate action via the Greenness to deliberative detestable the traffic flow through the whole city, so in order to eventually be able to say it's good grounds and cause to ban all vehicles from the City as part of their Greenness Plan.[/p][/quote]Typo : should read, ***deliberately destabilize*** sedwardsESQ

6:21pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Trojandog says...

How about sorting out the large sign on York Place telling drivers which lane they need to be in which is 200m past the point where they need to get in the right lane? The left lane is then continually blocked by drivers who suddenly realise they need to be in the right lane. Not helped by the hanging baskets of flowers placed in front of the sign every spring/summer!

There we are. Sorted out a major Brighton traffic problem in 2 minutes. Pity the highways department have never been able to figure it out!
How about sorting out the large sign on York Place telling drivers which lane they need to be in which is 200m past the point where they need to get in the right lane? The left lane is then continually blocked by drivers who suddenly realise they need to be in the right lane. Not helped by the hanging baskets of flowers placed in front of the sign every spring/summer! There we are. Sorted out a major Brighton traffic problem in 2 minutes. Pity the highways department have never been able to figure it out! Trojandog

6:29pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Dealing with idiots says...

sedwardsESQ wrote:
Dealing with idiots wrote: To only be replaced by lots of 20mph signs which are not enforceable.
Enforceable maybe not but there are those of us whom used sense when driving along any of these roads these 20 MPH's appear and much before these sign's ever appeared, these signs are in urgent need unlike reminders of how enforceable they are, as they are not just there has a gimmick.
On side roads a good idea, but Ian and his idiots have imposed this across the city apart from the seafront where all the drunk hen/ stag parties cross. Possibly some kind of green culling process for the terminally stupid?
[quote][p][bold]sedwardsESQ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dealing with idiots[/bold] wrote: To only be replaced by lots of 20mph signs which are not enforceable.[/p][/quote]Enforceable maybe not but there are those of us whom used sense when driving along any of these roads these 20 MPH's appear and much before these sign's ever appeared, these signs are in urgent need unlike reminders of how enforceable they are, as they are not just there has a gimmick.[/p][/quote]On side roads a good idea, but Ian and his idiots have imposed this across the city apart from the seafront where all the drunk hen/ stag parties cross. Possibly some kind of green culling process for the terminally stupid? Dealing with idiots

6:30pm Mon 14 Jan 13

sedwardsESQ says...

Big Fido wrote:
Where else but here could an article about the council removing unnecessary road signs be turned into a reason to bash the Greens!
I don't see any one bashing anyone, what I see is folk debating signs, if it happens to be the Greenness that is rulers to our Council then surly that should be acceptable as in their training for being in public eye, right!
David Cameron get's what you called "bashed" every second of the day but do you see him whimpering behind closet doors or complaining, anyway you just another KitKat Patsy and isn't worth debating.
[quote][p][bold]Big Fido[/bold] wrote: Where else but here could an article about the council removing unnecessary road signs be turned into a reason to bash the Greens![/p][/quote]I don't see any one bashing anyone, what I see is folk debating signs, if it happens to be the Greenness that is rulers to our Council then surly that should be acceptable as in their training for being in public eye, right! David Cameron get's what you called "bashed" every second of the day but do you see him whimpering behind closet doors or complaining, anyway you just another KitKat Patsy and isn't worth debating. sedwardsESQ

6:39pm Mon 14 Jan 13

sedwardsESQ says...

Fairfax Sakes wrote:
I once walked past a sign which said "No loitering". So I stopped and jolly well loitered.
Fairfax It's nice some times to be able to break the law without caution and something I must admit myself, I once parked in a spot with big sign saying "strictly no parking" reason being not able to find suitable parking spot and probably a bit of frustration, was in hove and there was tons of traffic wardens kept passing me, they smiled some said hello but none said I couldn't park there, in fact I nipped to the shop and they never gave me a ticket either but it was the adrenaline rush of feeling you broke a rule and of cause knowing it never caused an obstruction, did you chuckle after! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Sakes[/bold] wrote: I once walked past a sign which said "No loitering". So I stopped and jolly well loitered.[/p][/quote]Fairfax It's nice some times to be able to break the law without caution and something I must admit myself, I once parked in a spot with big sign saying "strictly no parking" reason being not able to find suitable parking spot and probably a bit of frustration, was in hove and there was tons of traffic wardens kept passing me, they smiled some said hello but none said I couldn't park there, in fact I nipped to the shop and they never gave me a ticket either but it was the adrenaline rush of feeling you broke a rule and of cause knowing it never caused an obstruction, did you chuckle after! :-) sedwardsESQ

6:46pm Mon 14 Jan 13

sedwardsESQ says...

upsidedowntuctuc wrote:
Davey probably thinks that it's Lewes Road but it is actually Surrey Street heading north by the Station.
How hard up are they to need to melt down old traffic signs and now the railings at the dials
He wont be popular taking away places to chain your bike up!
Never chain bikes to these posts, I've seen kid's lift the bike and lock over the pole after knocking plate off, railings the same they usually pre loosened before bikes are chained, a wee twist up and off into big white van, thought Brighton installed bike racks all over the City or are they now the dustbins?
[quote][p][bold]upsidedowntuctuc[/bold] wrote: Davey probably thinks that it's Lewes Road but it is actually Surrey Street heading north by the Station. How hard up are they to need to melt down old traffic signs and now the railings at the dials He wont be popular taking away places to chain your bike up![/p][/quote]Never chain bikes to these posts, I've seen kid's lift the bike and lock over the pole after knocking plate off, railings the same they usually pre loosened before bikes are chained, a wee twist up and off into big white van, thought Brighton installed bike racks all over the City or are they now the dustbins? sedwardsESQ

12:25am Tue 15 Jan 13

Wooton Basset says...

Council’s
‘One Planet Living’ programme.
its a "little town called Brighton " not Monaco or Luxembourg.

the law has no meaning if the will of the people is ignored
Council’s ‘One Planet Living’ programme. its a "little town called Brighton " not Monaco or Luxembourg. the law has no meaning if the will of the people is ignored Wooton Basset

10:07am Tue 15 Jan 13

AmboGuy says...

sedwardsESQ wrote:
upsidedowntuctuc wrote:
Davey probably thinks that it's Lewes Road but it is actually Surrey Street heading north by the Station.
How hard up are they to need to melt down old traffic signs and now the railings at the dials
He wont be popular taking away places to chain your bike up!
Never chain bikes to these posts, I've seen kid's lift the bike and lock over the pole after knocking plate off, railings the same they usually pre loosened before bikes are chained, a wee twist up and off into big white van, thought Brighton installed bike racks all over the City or are they now the dustbins?
Your grammar is terrible. Just thought I'd bring this to your attention.
[quote][p][bold]sedwardsESQ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upsidedowntuctuc[/bold] wrote: Davey probably thinks that it's Lewes Road but it is actually Surrey Street heading north by the Station. How hard up are they to need to melt down old traffic signs and now the railings at the dials He wont be popular taking away places to chain your bike up![/p][/quote]Never chain bikes to these posts, I've seen kid's lift the bike and lock over the pole after knocking plate off, railings the same they usually pre loosened before bikes are chained, a wee twist up and off into big white van, thought Brighton installed bike racks all over the City or are they now the dustbins?[/p][/quote]Your grammar is terrible. Just thought I'd bring this to your attention. AmboGuy

8:37pm Tue 15 Jan 13

sedwardsESQ says...

AmboGuy wrote:
sedwardsESQ wrote:
upsidedowntuctuc wrote:
Davey probably thinks that it's Lewes Road but it is actually Surrey Street heading north by the Station.
How hard up are they to need to melt down old traffic signs and now the railings at the dials
He wont be popular taking away places to chain your bike up!
Never chain bikes to these posts, I've seen kid's lift the bike and lock over the pole after knocking plate off, railings the same they usually pre loosened before bikes are chained, a wee twist up and off into big white van, thought Brighton installed bike racks all over the City or are they now the dustbins?
Your grammar is terrible. Just thought I'd bring this to your attention.
To be honest Amboguy I couldn't give a toads **** what you think of any ones grammar, if you that well educated what you doing wasting your miserable educated life on a blog? just a place to pass your miserable life picking holes in folks grammar and typos puts you definitely in the class of the like-minded and to be honest unless you don't have anything that's really constructive to say I suggest you instead keep your educated silver spoon life to yourself and stop trolling those who wish to share knowledge, something unfortunately you lack.
[quote][p][bold]AmboGuy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sedwardsESQ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upsidedowntuctuc[/bold] wrote: Davey probably thinks that it's Lewes Road but it is actually Surrey Street heading north by the Station. How hard up are they to need to melt down old traffic signs and now the railings at the dials He wont be popular taking away places to chain your bike up![/p][/quote]Never chain bikes to these posts, I've seen kid's lift the bike and lock over the pole after knocking plate off, railings the same they usually pre loosened before bikes are chained, a wee twist up and off into big white van, thought Brighton installed bike racks all over the City or are they now the dustbins?[/p][/quote]Your grammar is terrible. Just thought I'd bring this to your attention.[/p][/quote]To be honest Amboguy I couldn't give a toads **** what you think of any ones grammar, if you that well educated what you doing wasting your miserable educated life on a blog? just a place to pass your miserable life picking holes in folks grammar and typos puts you definitely in the class of the like-minded and to be honest unless you don't have anything that's really constructive to say I suggest you instead keep your educated silver spoon life to yourself and stop trolling those who wish to share knowledge, something unfortunately you lack. sedwardsESQ

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