Work begins to create shared bus, taxi and cycle lane in Brighton street

Work begins to create shared bus, taxi and cycle lane in Brighton street

Work begins to create shared bus, taxi and cycle lane in Brighton street

First published in News

Work to create a shared bus, taxi and cycle lane in a busy city street has begun.

Edward Street in Brighton is set to be transformed by a new scheme that council bosses say will benefit buses, pedestrians and cyclists.

Work has started in the street and the surrounding area to create the shared bus, taxi and cycle lane on its southern side between Upper Rock Gardens and Pavilion Parade. One lane of the dual carriageway is being reallocated from general traffic to buses, bikes and taxis.

On its northern side a new cycle lane will run inside one lane of mixed traffic. Initial works on the central islands also include upgrading street lighting.

Engineers will also work to improve footpaths, including repaving and surface treatments to side roads to improve pedestrian use.

Work will take place over the summer and the scheme is expected to complete by October.

The scheme will cost around £1 million, paid for from a government grant specifically aimed at improving bus services.

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7:33am Mon 14 Apr 14

rogerthefish says...

So can anyone tell me the use of Surrey Street works by the station which after months of works has reduced it to one lane which is holding up everything buses taxis and car drivers and how much did that cost?
It seems the council are hell bent on ruining traffic flow instead of spending monies on potholes..
So can anyone tell me the use of Surrey Street works by the station which after months of works has reduced it to one lane which is holding up everything buses taxis and car drivers and how much did that cost? It seems the council are hell bent on ruining traffic flow instead of spending monies on potholes.. rogerthefish
  • Score: 71

7:52am Mon 14 Apr 14

NickBrt says...

We also need a traveller only lane please.
We also need a traveller only lane please. NickBrt
  • Score: 57

7:53am Mon 14 Apr 14

BURIRAM says...

Is the grant is specifically aimed at improving bus services why are Taxis and cycles allowed to use it?
Is the grant is specifically aimed at improving bus services why are Taxis and cycles allowed to use it? BURIRAM
  • Score: 34

7:56am Mon 14 Apr 14

BURIRAM says...

NickBrt wrote:
We also need a traveller only lane please.
Yes and a lane for green councillors only leading out of Brighton
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: We also need a traveller only lane please.[/p][/quote]Yes and a lane for green councillors only leading out of Brighton BURIRAM
  • Score: 61

8:01am Mon 14 Apr 14

hoveguyactually says...

Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 51

8:09am Mon 14 Apr 14

HJarrs says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years? HJarrs
  • Score: -42

8:13am Mon 14 Apr 14

HJarrs says...

I thought this work had already been underway for several weeks. I suppose there have not been enough opportunities in the Argus recently for the moanerati to slag off pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.
I thought this work had already been underway for several weeks. I suppose there have not been enough opportunities in the Argus recently for the moanerati to slag off pedestrians, cyclists and bus users. HJarrs
  • Score: -49

8:22am Mon 14 Apr 14

pachallis says...

HJarrs wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay!

Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something?

I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not!

BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay! Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something? I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not! BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools? pachallis
  • Score: 38

8:50am Mon 14 Apr 14

pachallis says...

HJarrs wrote:
I thought this work had already been underway for several weeks. I suppose there have not been enough opportunities in the Argus recently for the moanerati to slag off pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.
@HJarrs- and of course a chance for failed spin doctors a chance to tell us how wonderful life is in the city under a green administration and how their changes have helped residents and rate payers?

BTW - I'm looking forward to see the full UN report on climate change and reducing emissions - from the headlines it looks like the plan for the next 50 years is to move to renewables and in the interim to move to using more natural gas instead of coal and oil.

And where can we get natural gas (i.e. methane) from? Fracking!
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: I thought this work had already been underway for several weeks. I suppose there have not been enough opportunities in the Argus recently for the moanerati to slag off pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- and of course a chance for failed spin doctors a chance to tell us how wonderful life is in the city under a green administration and how their changes have helped residents and rate payers? BTW - I'm looking forward to see the full UN report on climate change and reducing emissions - from the headlines it looks like the plan for the next 50 years is to move to renewables and in the interim to move to using more natural gas instead of coal and oil. And where can we get natural gas (i.e. methane) from? Fracking! pachallis
  • Score: 21

9:00am Mon 14 Apr 14

Joshiman says...

Oh dear the Greens are probably the only Co2 loving party in the UK.To be obsessed with making Brighton a slow moving,gridlocked,hi
gh blood pressure causing city is sad.I think its time the Brussels EU environmental inspectors were invited to our wonderfully planned free flowing traffic systemed city.
Oh dear the Greens are probably the only Co2 loving party in the UK.To be obsessed with making Brighton a slow moving,gridlocked,hi gh blood pressure causing city is sad.I think its time the Brussels EU environmental inspectors were invited to our wonderfully planned free flowing traffic systemed city. Joshiman
  • Score: 32

9:11am Mon 14 Apr 14

Morpheus says...

These roadworks are completely pointless. The problem is when the road runs into the side of Brighton College and the road there turn into something that feels like travelling through a ploughed field.
These roadworks are completely pointless. The problem is when the road runs into the side of Brighton College and the road there turn into something that feels like travelling through a ploughed field. Morpheus
  • Score: 24

9:35am Mon 14 Apr 14

Steve Heenan says...

What about motorbikes ? In London and other cities they're allowed to use bus lanes.
What about motorbikes ? In London and other cities they're allowed to use bus lanes. Steve Heenan
  • Score: 10

9:49am Mon 14 Apr 14

birthofanorange says...

Why would it bother you, Mr. Heenan? You hardly ever use yours anyway.
Why would it bother you, Mr. Heenan? You hardly ever use yours anyway. birthofanorange
  • Score: 0

11:14am Mon 14 Apr 14

Gribbet says...

pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay!

Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something?

I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not!

BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?
Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay! Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something? I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not! BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?[/p][/quote]Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat? Gribbet
  • Score: -5

11:28am Mon 14 Apr 14

deni says...

They started this work in November 2013. just finished Eastern Road and now down Edward Street. What a waste of money!!
They started this work in November 2013. just finished Eastern Road and now down Edward Street. What a waste of money!! deni
  • Score: 26

12:51pm Mon 14 Apr 14

whatevernext2013 says...

rogerthefish wrote:
So can anyone tell me the use of Surrey Street works by the station which after months of works has reduced it to one lane which is holding up everything buses taxis and car drivers and how much did that cost?
It seems the council are hell bent on ruining traffic flow instead of spending monies on potholes..
one must also point the finger at the police in this case as they also just sit and wait in traffic as the taxi s block up the whole area waiting to get in to brighton station , why don t they do some thing about the lack of flow in the area after all its one of the things they are paid to do
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: So can anyone tell me the use of Surrey Street works by the station which after months of works has reduced it to one lane which is holding up everything buses taxis and car drivers and how much did that cost? It seems the council are hell bent on ruining traffic flow instead of spending monies on potholes..[/p][/quote]one must also point the finger at the police in this case as they also just sit and wait in traffic as the taxi s block up the whole area waiting to get in to brighton station , why don t they do some thing about the lack of flow in the area after all its one of the things they are paid to do whatevernext2013
  • Score: 6

1:07pm Mon 14 Apr 14

paul76 says...

Is working going on over the busy summer months when the town is full of visitors to have maximum impact to traffic flow.

Saw an ambulance try and drive down Edward Street with its blue lights on last week. That was a joke as nobody could move out of its way due to high kerbs one side, and temporary railings the other side.
Is working going on over the busy summer months when the town is full of visitors to have maximum impact to traffic flow. Saw an ambulance try and drive down Edward Street with its blue lights on last week. That was a joke as nobody could move out of its way due to high kerbs one side, and temporary railings the other side. paul76
  • Score: 15

1:08pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Man With No Name says...

Why are taxis allowed to use bus lanes?
Why are taxis allowed to use bus lanes? Man With No Name
  • Score: 10

1:42pm Mon 14 Apr 14

BrightonHoveboy says...

Wher have you been Argus? The pointless work has been ongoing since November ish when Eastern Road was dug up and new kerbs laid to MAKE IT SIX INCHES WIDER! Now the idiots are going to increse pollution and congestion by reducing two perfectly good lanes to one where traffic has always flowed. And of course when a bus stops all traffic will stop. Ignorant communists the greens
Wher have you been Argus? The pointless work has been ongoing since November ish when Eastern Road was dug up and new kerbs laid to MAKE IT SIX INCHES WIDER! Now the idiots are going to increse pollution and congestion by reducing two perfectly good lanes to one where traffic has always flowed. And of course when a bus stops all traffic will stop. Ignorant communists the greens BrightonHoveboy
  • Score: 19

3:22pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Mark63 says...

OMG another utter waste of money by these ruling looneys! Yes again, a perfectly fine dual carriageway is being made smaller. The new bus lane leading to the hospital is already casuing chaos with the right lane merging with the bus lane within yards of a junction - that now holds up 2 lanes when lights are red and the right turn is green - so nobody wins. Stop wasting our money, you lunatics!
OMG another utter waste of money by these ruling looneys! Yes again, a perfectly fine dual carriageway is being made smaller. The new bus lane leading to the hospital is already casuing chaos with the right lane merging with the bus lane within yards of a junction - that now holds up 2 lanes when lights are red and the right turn is green - so nobody wins. Stop wasting our money, you lunatics! Mark63
  • Score: 15

4:16pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Fairfax Aches says...

Typical right wing propaganda from the Argus. About time they told the OTHE R side of the story i.e. cyclists abused by maniac drivers, and the general plight of the O-zone/destruction of the planet by fossil fuels.
Come on Argus man up and stop pandering to the bigoted road rage morons you think you represent.
Typical right wing propaganda from the Argus. About time they told the OTHE R side of the story i.e. cyclists abused by maniac drivers, and the general plight of the O-zone/destruction of the planet by fossil fuels. Come on Argus man up and stop pandering to the bigoted road rage morons you think you represent. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: -18

4:39pm Mon 14 Apr 14

SmileyD says...

Morpheus wrote:
These roadworks are completely pointless. The problem is when the road runs into the side of Brighton College and the road there turn into something that feels like travelling through a ploughed field.
Yep - Knock down Brighton College and make it two lanes all the way to the hospital!
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: These roadworks are completely pointless. The problem is when the road runs into the side of Brighton College and the road there turn into something that feels like travelling through a ploughed field.[/p][/quote]Yep - Knock down Brighton College and make it two lanes all the way to the hospital! SmileyD
  • Score: 4

4:40pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

NickBrt wrote:
We also need a traveller only lane please.
and a special lane for Caroline Lucas .. she is frequently at the Law courts ... .. ohh i am pleased they put a cycle / bus lane there i loved riding the wrong direction down St James street now i hope they can police that area more and prevent cycling the wrong way down there " recently i was able to overhear a cycling tour guide telling his cycling flock " many many one way streets in brighton allow cyclists to go in them both directions ..i so wish i had turned around to correct him ..
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: We also need a traveller only lane please.[/p][/quote]and a special lane for Caroline Lucas .. she is frequently at the Law courts ... .. ohh i am pleased they put a cycle / bus lane there i loved riding the wrong direction down St James street now i hope they can police that area more and prevent cycling the wrong way down there " recently i was able to overhear a cycling tour guide telling his cycling flock " many many one way streets in brighton allow cyclists to go in them both directions ..i so wish i had turned around to correct him .. Mr chock
  • Score: 8

5:04pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Phani Tikkala says...

Ummm…. as usual the Green muppets aren't giving the whole story. It is DEFINITELY NOT all funded from central government (which, anyway, we all pay for via taxes).

Even the Council's own documents tell us:

1. Total cost (including the Lewes Road stupid bus lane fiasco) is £5.82m
2. Only £3.48m is coming from central government (via taxes we all pay)
3. £1.24m is coming from the bus company (via fares we all pay)
4. £0.6m is coming from COUNCIL TAX (which, surprise surprise, we all pay)
5. Only £0.5m is coming from the developer via s.106

So the whole Lewes Road/Edward St scheme actually cost £4.08m in raised taxes.

The sooner the green morons are gone the easier and cheaper life will be for all taxpayers….
Ummm…. as usual the Green muppets aren't giving the whole story. It is DEFINITELY NOT all funded from central government (which, anyway, we all pay for via taxes). Even the Council's own documents tell us: 1. Total cost (including the Lewes Road stupid bus lane fiasco) is £5.82m 2. Only £3.48m is coming from central government (via taxes we all pay) 3. £1.24m is coming from the bus company (via fares we all pay) 4. £0.6m is coming from COUNCIL TAX (which, surprise surprise, we all pay) 5. Only £0.5m is coming from the developer via s.106 So the whole Lewes Road/Edward St scheme actually cost £4.08m in raised taxes. The sooner the green morons are gone the easier and cheaper life will be for all taxpayers…. Phani Tikkala
  • Score: 16

5:05pm Mon 14 Apr 14

pachallis says...

Gribbet wrote:
pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay!

Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something?

I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not!

BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?
Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?
@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop...

I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it.

When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria.

The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these?

So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns',

Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat.

The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations.

Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?
[quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay! Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something? I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not! BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?[/p][/quote]Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop... I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it. When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria. The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these? So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns', Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat. The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations. Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests? pachallis
  • Score: 7

6:50pm Mon 14 Apr 14

HJarrs says...

pachallis wrote:
Gribbet wrote:
pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay!

Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something?

I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not!

BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?
Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?
@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop...

I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it.

When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria.

The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these?

So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns',

Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat.

The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations.

Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?
What a political train spotter!
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay! Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something? I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not! BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?[/p][/quote]Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop... I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it. When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria. The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these? So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns', Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat. The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations. Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?[/p][/quote]What a political train spotter! HJarrs
  • Score: 0

7:05pm Mon 14 Apr 14

DCCCCCC says...

Man With No Name wrote:
Why are taxis allowed to use bus lanes?
Don't know but they use them even when they are not working and in their private time.
[quote][p][bold]Man With No Name[/bold] wrote: Why are taxis allowed to use bus lanes?[/p][/quote]Don't know but they use them even when they are not working and in their private time. DCCCCCC
  • Score: 7

7:50pm Mon 14 Apr 14

ghost bus driver says...

pachallis wrote:
Gribbet wrote:
pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay!

Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something?

I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not!

BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?
Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?
@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop...

I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it.

When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria.

The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these?

So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns',

Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat.

The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations.

Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?
The Big Lemon have two routes, the council-tendered 52 and the 44 which runs during the peaks. Their coach is painted orange and has "The Big Orange" on it. I've never heard of orange lemons before.
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay! Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something? I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not! BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?[/p][/quote]Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop... I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it. When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria. The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these? So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns', Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat. The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations. Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?[/p][/quote]The Big Lemon have two routes, the council-tendered 52 and the 44 which runs during the peaks. Their coach is painted orange and has "The Big Orange" on it. I've never heard of orange lemons before. ghost bus driver
  • Score: -1

9:01pm Mon 14 Apr 14

HJarrs says...

Phani Tikkala wrote:
Ummm…. as usual the Green muppets aren't giving the whole story. It is DEFINITELY NOT all funded from central government (which, anyway, we all pay for via taxes).

Even the Council's own documents tell us:

1. Total cost (including the Lewes Road stupid bus lane fiasco) is £5.82m
2. Only £3.48m is coming from central government (via taxes we all pay)
3. £1.24m is coming from the bus company (via fares we all pay)
4. £0.6m is coming from COUNCIL TAX (which, surprise surprise, we all pay)
5. Only £0.5m is coming from the developer via s.106

So the whole Lewes Road/Edward St scheme actually cost £4.08m in raised taxes.

The sooner the green morons are gone the easier and cheaper life will be for all taxpayers….
Hmmm, so nearly £10 into the local economy for every £1 spent. A pretty **** good return!
[quote][p][bold]Phani Tikkala[/bold] wrote: Ummm…. as usual the Green muppets aren't giving the whole story. It is DEFINITELY NOT all funded from central government (which, anyway, we all pay for via taxes). Even the Council's own documents tell us: 1. Total cost (including the Lewes Road stupid bus lane fiasco) is £5.82m 2. Only £3.48m is coming from central government (via taxes we all pay) 3. £1.24m is coming from the bus company (via fares we all pay) 4. £0.6m is coming from COUNCIL TAX (which, surprise surprise, we all pay) 5. Only £0.5m is coming from the developer via s.106 So the whole Lewes Road/Edward St scheme actually cost £4.08m in raised taxes. The sooner the green morons are gone the easier and cheaper life will be for all taxpayers….[/p][/quote]Hmmm, so nearly £10 into the local economy for every £1 spent. A pretty **** good return! HJarrs
  • Score: -5

9:16pm Mon 14 Apr 14

HJarrs says...

pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
I thought this work had already been underway for several weeks. I suppose there have not been enough opportunities in the Argus recently for the moanerati to slag off pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.
@HJarrs- and of course a chance for failed spin doctors a chance to tell us how wonderful life is in the city under a green administration and how their changes have helped residents and rate payers?

BTW - I'm looking forward to see the full UN report on climate change and reducing emissions - from the headlines it looks like the plan for the next 50 years is to move to renewables and in the interim to move to using more natural gas instead of coal and oil.

And where can we get natural gas (i.e. methane) from? Fracking!
Rate payers?

You may be looking forward to the IPCC report, I never do because all it demonstrates is how little has been done and how much more urgent the problem. We have to change radically and yet look at the resistance to a few cycle lanes!

According to carbontracker.org

(http://carbontracke
r.live.kiln.it/Unbur
nable-Carbon-2-Web-V
ersion.pdf)

we already have around 3 times the amount of conventional reserves of coal oil and gas that can be burnt before we risk 2 degrees of warming over the coming decades (I have seen figures of unconventional sources, like fracking that drawf current reserves). We are apparently spending world-wide over £650 billion a year to find and develop more reserves. Crazy. It can't be burnt! And you and many others want to find even more! We should stop fracking and spend the money on boring old insulation, efficient public transport, walking and cycling as well as renewables. Reducing energy use is the way to get cheaper bills and we need to get the kids on their bikes becasue they won't be able to afford cars even if they want to due to the mess we have left them.
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: I thought this work had already been underway for several weeks. I suppose there have not been enough opportunities in the Argus recently for the moanerati to slag off pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- and of course a chance for failed spin doctors a chance to tell us how wonderful life is in the city under a green administration and how their changes have helped residents and rate payers? BTW - I'm looking forward to see the full UN report on climate change and reducing emissions - from the headlines it looks like the plan for the next 50 years is to move to renewables and in the interim to move to using more natural gas instead of coal and oil. And where can we get natural gas (i.e. methane) from? Fracking![/p][/quote]Rate payers? You may be looking forward to the IPCC report, I never do because all it demonstrates is how little has been done and how much more urgent the problem. We have to change radically and yet look at the resistance to a few cycle lanes! According to carbontracker.org (http://carbontracke r.live.kiln.it/Unbur nable-Carbon-2-Web-V ersion.pdf) we already have around 3 times the amount of conventional reserves of coal oil and gas that can be burnt before we risk 2 degrees of warming over the coming decades (I have seen figures of unconventional sources, like fracking that drawf current reserves). We are apparently spending world-wide over £650 billion a year to find and develop more reserves. Crazy. It can't be burnt! And you and many others want to find even more! We should stop fracking and spend the money on boring old insulation, efficient public transport, walking and cycling as well as renewables. Reducing energy use is the way to get cheaper bills and we need to get the kids on their bikes becasue they won't be able to afford cars even if they want to due to the mess we have left them. HJarrs
  • Score: -6

9:50pm Mon 14 Apr 14

AEAW-hove says...

This is a joke, please tell me that there is a petition somewhere we can sign. Lewes road is a joke, the council are a joke and soon Edwards street will be a joke. One big grid locked city.... Bravo council. Someone needs to see some common sense and look at the big picture.

Brighton and hove council must be taking one large commission / back handers from the bus company what with there inflated costs and ever increasing prices... Something has got to give!!!! Perhaps some competition... Someone's on the take.
This is a joke, please tell me that there is a petition somewhere we can sign. Lewes road is a joke, the council are a joke and soon Edwards street will be a joke. One big grid locked city.... Bravo council. Someone needs to see some common sense and look at the big picture. Brighton and hove council must be taking one large commission / back handers from the bus company what with there inflated costs and ever increasing prices... Something has got to give!!!! Perhaps some competition... Someone's on the take. AEAW-hove
  • Score: 9

12:32am Tue 15 Apr 14

whatevernext2013 says...

AEAW-hove wrote:
This is a joke, please tell me that there is a petition somewhere we can sign. Lewes road is a joke, the council are a joke and soon Edwards street will be a joke. One big grid locked city.... Bravo council. Someone needs to see some common sense and look at the big picture.

Brighton and hove council must be taking one large commission / back handers from the bus company what with there inflated costs and ever increasing prices... Something has got to give!!!! Perhaps some competition... Someone's on the take.
at any stage labour and the tories could stop all this madness but they both choose to sit back and let it all be run into the ground
[quote][p][bold]AEAW-hove[/bold] wrote: This is a joke, please tell me that there is a petition somewhere we can sign. Lewes road is a joke, the council are a joke and soon Edwards street will be a joke. One big grid locked city.... Bravo council. Someone needs to see some common sense and look at the big picture. Brighton and hove council must be taking one large commission / back handers from the bus company what with there inflated costs and ever increasing prices... Something has got to give!!!! Perhaps some competition... Someone's on the take.[/p][/quote]at any stage labour and the tories could stop all this madness but they both choose to sit back and let it all be run into the ground whatevernext2013
  • Score: 2

1:02am Tue 15 Apr 14

Gribbet says...

pachallis wrote:
Gribbet wrote:
pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay!

Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something?

I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not!

BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?
Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?
@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop...

I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it.

When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria.

The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these?

So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns',

Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat.

The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations.

Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?
Yep, well in that case you're a stalker. A Cyber stalker.

And of all the stalkable people in this world that you could be stalking, you chose Jason Kitcat and the owner of a small bus company as your victims. How grim.
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay! Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something? I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not! BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?[/p][/quote]Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop... I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it. When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria. The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these? So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns', Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat. The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations. Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?[/p][/quote]Yep, well in that case you're a stalker. A Cyber stalker. And of all the stalkable people in this world that you could be stalking, you chose Jason Kitcat and the owner of a small bus company as your victims. How grim. Gribbet
  • Score: -4

6:33am Tue 15 Apr 14

Brightonlad86 says...

Now, I'm all for reducing pollution etc but to spend money on needless bus lanes will not complete the objective.

Yes, there are far too many cars on the road. No arguements from me about that. But, like me, many need their car. For me to get to work on a bus used to take 3 hour per day for a 15-20 mins journey in the car! Bikes and buses are far too inconvenient.

The money spent on bus lanes would be better spent on researching an alternative to the dirty combustion engine. But then, I suspect government don't want to lose the millions in road tax/fuel duty
Now, I'm all for reducing pollution etc but to spend money on needless bus lanes will not complete the objective. Yes, there are far too many cars on the road. No arguements from me about that. But, like me, many need their car. For me to get to work on a bus used to take 3 hour per day for a 15-20 mins journey in the car! Bikes and buses are far too inconvenient. The money spent on bus lanes would be better spent on researching an alternative to the dirty combustion engine. But then, I suspect government don't want to lose the millions in road tax/fuel duty Brightonlad86
  • Score: 2

6:38am Tue 15 Apr 14

brighton bluenose says...

DCCCCCC wrote:
Man With No Name wrote:
Why are taxis allowed to use bus lanes?
Don't know but they use them even when they are not working and in their private time.
Coz it really matters - what a tw@t!
[quote][p][bold]DCCCCCC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man With No Name[/bold] wrote: Why are taxis allowed to use bus lanes?[/p][/quote]Don't know but they use them even when they are not working and in their private time.[/p][/quote]Coz it really matters - what a tw@t! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -3

10:47am Tue 15 Apr 14

pachallis says...

Gribbet wrote:
pachallis wrote:
Gribbet wrote:
pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay!

Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something?

I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not!

BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?
Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?
@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop...

I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it.

When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria.

The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these?

So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns',

Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat.

The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations.

Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?
Yep, well in that case you're a stalker. A Cyber stalker.

And of all the stalkable people in this world that you could be stalking, you chose Jason Kitcat and the owner of a small bus company as your victims. How grim.
@Gribbet - you call it 'cyber stalking' (I guess you are an expert) - I call it keeping an eye on our elected representatives and those being supported by my rates and taxes.

If I were to follow Cheryl Cole or Jeremy Clarkson on twitter would you call that 'cyber stalking'? BTW you are very good at giving people emotive labels!

Fact is,Kitkat, Druitt and Phillips openly tweet their thoughts for everyone to see. If they don't want other's to see what they do, and for others to come up with their own views on how they behave based upon their posts, then perhaps they should either have 'closed groups' and/or be careful what they do post in the first place. Or are eco-activists a special case?

Twitter is like having your own notice board that anyone can see. I take care what I post.

The reason I chose to look at Kitkat is he is renowned for his tweeting.

For Druitt, I saw he was being charged with obstruction over the new road near Hastings and I thought - who is he? That's when I looked at Twitter. Then I saw the link to Alex Phillips.
[quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay! Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something? I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not! BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?[/p][/quote]Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop... I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it. When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria. The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these? So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns', Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat. The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations. Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?[/p][/quote]Yep, well in that case you're a stalker. A Cyber stalker. And of all the stalkable people in this world that you could be stalking, you chose Jason Kitcat and the owner of a small bus company as your victims. How grim.[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - you call it 'cyber stalking' (I guess you are an expert) - I call it keeping an eye on our elected representatives and those being supported by my rates and taxes. If I were to follow Cheryl Cole or Jeremy Clarkson on twitter would you call that 'cyber stalking'? BTW you are very good at giving people emotive labels! Fact is,Kitkat, Druitt and Phillips openly tweet their thoughts for everyone to see. If they don't want other's to see what they do, and for others to come up with their own views on how they behave based upon their posts, then perhaps they should either have 'closed groups' and/or be careful what they do post in the first place. Or are eco-activists a special case? Twitter is like having your own notice board that anyone can see. I take care what I post. The reason I chose to look at Kitkat is he is renowned for his tweeting. For Druitt, I saw he was being charged with obstruction over the new road near Hastings and I thought - who is he? That's when I looked at Twitter. Then I saw the link to Alex Phillips. pachallis
  • Score: 4

10:56am Tue 15 Apr 14

pachallis says...

ghost bus driver wrote:
pachallis wrote:
Gribbet wrote:
pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay!

Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something?

I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not!

BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?
Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?
@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop...

I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it.

When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria.

The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these?

So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns',

Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat.

The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations.

Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?
The Big Lemon have two routes, the council-tendered 52 and the 44 which runs during the peaks. Their coach is painted orange and has "The Big Orange" on it. I've never heard of orange lemons before.
@ghost bus driver - according to the Saltdean Residents Association web site at http://saltdeanra.or
g.uk/538

''Big Lemon 44 to end between Falmer and Saltdean

Since last September The Big Lemon has been providing a term time peak hour service to link Saltdean, Rottingdean and Woodingdean with Brighton University sites at Falmer and Moulsecoomb.

Brighton Area Buswatch campaigned for better bus links between Falmer and Woodingdean and many people asked for this service. Unfortunately usage has been poor with only a handful of passengers on most journeys. Despite free travel offers and financial support from Brighton University, the numbers of passengers using the 44 between Falmer and Saltdean have been insufficient to cover the cost of running the service.

The financial support from Brighton University was for six months and it has now decided to transfer its funding to improvements that benefit more users, so the service to Woodingdean and Saltdean will cease at the end of spring term, on Friday 4 April.

The successful section of the 44 between Brighton University at Falmer, Varley Halls and Old Steine via Lewes Road will continue. Brighton & Hove Buses continues to run route 84 three times a day between Woodingdean and the Universities.'

I assume service 44 may be continuing solely between the Uni and Brighton Station, but the service is not listed in the new 'Bus Times' - the service 52 does thbugh.
[quote][p][bold]ghost bus driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay! Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something? I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not! BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?[/p][/quote]Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop... I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it. When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria. The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these? So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns', Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat. The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations. Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?[/p][/quote]The Big Lemon have two routes, the council-tendered 52 and the 44 which runs during the peaks. Their coach is painted orange and has "The Big Orange" on it. I've never heard of orange lemons before.[/p][/quote]@ghost bus driver - according to the Saltdean Residents Association web site at http://saltdeanra.or g.uk/538 ''Big Lemon 44 to end between Falmer and Saltdean Since last September The Big Lemon has been providing a term time peak hour service to link Saltdean, Rottingdean and Woodingdean with Brighton University sites at Falmer and Moulsecoomb. Brighton Area Buswatch campaigned for better bus links between Falmer and Woodingdean and many people asked for this service. Unfortunately usage has been poor with only a handful of passengers on most journeys. Despite free travel offers and financial support from Brighton University, the numbers of passengers using the 44 between Falmer and Saltdean have been insufficient to cover the cost of running the service. The financial support from Brighton University was for six months and it has now decided to transfer its funding to improvements that benefit more users, so the service to Woodingdean and Saltdean will cease at the end of spring term, on Friday 4 April. The successful section of the 44 between Brighton University at Falmer, Varley Halls and Old Steine via Lewes Road will continue. Brighton & Hove Buses continues to run route 84 three times a day between Woodingdean and the Universities.' I assume service 44 may be continuing solely between the Uni and Brighton Station, but the service is not listed in the new 'Bus Times' - the service 52 does thbugh. pachallis
  • Score: 2

2:02pm Tue 15 Apr 14

pachallis says...

HJarrs wrote:
pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
I thought this work had already been underway for several weeks. I suppose there have not been enough opportunities in the Argus recently for the moanerati to slag off pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.
@HJarrs- and of course a chance for failed spin doctors a chance to tell us how wonderful life is in the city under a green administration and how their changes have helped residents and rate payers?

BTW - I'm looking forward to see the full UN report on climate change and reducing emissions - from the headlines it looks like the plan for the next 50 years is to move to renewables and in the interim to move to using more natural gas instead of coal and oil.

And where can we get natural gas (i.e. methane) from? Fracking!
Rate payers?

You may be looking forward to the IPCC report, I never do because all it demonstrates is how little has been done and how much more urgent the problem. We have to change radically and yet look at the resistance to a few cycle lanes!

According to carbontracker.org

(http://carbontracke

r.live.kiln.it/Unbur

nable-Carbon-2-Web-V

ersion.pdf)

we already have around 3 times the amount of conventional reserves of coal oil and gas that can be burnt before we risk 2 degrees of warming over the coming decades (I have seen figures of unconventional sources, like fracking that drawf current reserves). We are apparently spending world-wide over £650 billion a year to find and develop more reserves. Crazy. It can't be burnt! And you and many others want to find even more! We should stop fracking and spend the money on boring old insulation, efficient public transport, walking and cycling as well as renewables. Reducing energy use is the way to get cheaper bills and we need to get the kids on their bikes becasue they won't be able to afford cars even if they want to due to the mess we have left them.
@HJarrs - so you are now attacking the UN plans!

But I thought when the earlier UN reports came out you were using these to support your views that things needed to be done urgently.

Now they come out with plans to address global emissions and global warming and you rubbish them?

Could it be they do not follow the economically suicidal 'lead by example' route that you and the greens propose where we all go back to walking and cycling? Where we are made to travel on non-sustainable buses? Including that we stop all new fossil fuel usage and concentrate on solar and wind power that doesn't work on dark, still, nights?

Insulation and efficient public transport don't solve all the problems - they help, but they don't resolve all uses - do you intend to ban shipping, flying, holidays and all private transport? What about lighting? What about manufacturing?

No - the UN together with governments and scientists are looking at a pragmatic, realistic, way forward and you and those idealistic greens stick to your uneconomic, impractical plans - much the same as those anti-fracking incompetents in Balcombe are looking to stop using fossil fuels by installing solar PV farms.

Yes - it could well be that fracking natural gas to power buses, taxis, cars and lorries could be an excellent way forward to start reducing atmospheric emissions, but because you and the eco-activists are so idealistic you won't even consider this as a possible way to help the situation..

You and the anti-fracking eco-activists refuse to accept the natural gas form fracking might drop costs. They refuse to believe that it might generate more jobs and lolwer costs potentially moving jobs and manufacturing back to the UK. Of course it has done this in the US but you choose to ignore and refute this - as do anti-fracking campaigners Tom Druitt and Alex Phillips.

You refuse to accept fracking might make the UK self-sufficient in energy so we don't get help to ransom by eastern European countries. No - according to the activists fracking is poisonous and will destroy the countryside and we must move back to licing in a pre-industrial Britain.

And wasn't it the greens that wanted to increase all fuels prices at above inflation rates to encourage movement to sustainable fuels and then they are now complaining about more people moving into fuel-poverty? Weren't they strongly against the government stopping the annual fuel duty increases?
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: I thought this work had already been underway for several weeks. I suppose there have not been enough opportunities in the Argus recently for the moanerati to slag off pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- and of course a chance for failed spin doctors a chance to tell us how wonderful life is in the city under a green administration and how their changes have helped residents and rate payers? BTW - I'm looking forward to see the full UN report on climate change and reducing emissions - from the headlines it looks like the plan for the next 50 years is to move to renewables and in the interim to move to using more natural gas instead of coal and oil. And where can we get natural gas (i.e. methane) from? Fracking![/p][/quote]Rate payers? You may be looking forward to the IPCC report, I never do because all it demonstrates is how little has been done and how much more urgent the problem. We have to change radically and yet look at the resistance to a few cycle lanes! According to carbontracker.org (http://carbontracke r.live.kiln.it/Unbur nable-Carbon-2-Web-V ersion.pdf) we already have around 3 times the amount of conventional reserves of coal oil and gas that can be burnt before we risk 2 degrees of warming over the coming decades (I have seen figures of unconventional sources, like fracking that drawf current reserves). We are apparently spending world-wide over £650 billion a year to find and develop more reserves. Crazy. It can't be burnt! And you and many others want to find even more! We should stop fracking and spend the money on boring old insulation, efficient public transport, walking and cycling as well as renewables. Reducing energy use is the way to get cheaper bills and we need to get the kids on their bikes becasue they won't be able to afford cars even if they want to due to the mess we have left them.[/p][/quote]@HJarrs - so you are now attacking the UN plans! But I thought when the earlier UN reports came out you were using these to support your views that things needed to be done urgently. Now they come out with plans to address global emissions and global warming and you rubbish them? Could it be they do not follow the economically suicidal 'lead by example' route that you and the greens propose where we all go back to walking and cycling? Where we are made to travel on non-sustainable buses? Including that we stop all new fossil fuel usage and concentrate on solar and wind power that doesn't work on dark, still, nights? Insulation and efficient public transport don't solve all the problems - they help, but they don't resolve all uses - do you intend to ban shipping, flying, holidays and all private transport? What about lighting? What about manufacturing? No - the UN together with governments and scientists are looking at a pragmatic, realistic, way forward and you and those idealistic greens stick to your uneconomic, impractical plans - much the same as those anti-fracking incompetents in Balcombe are looking to stop using fossil fuels by installing solar PV farms. Yes - it could well be that fracking natural gas to power buses, taxis, cars and lorries could be an excellent way forward to start reducing atmospheric emissions, but because you and the eco-activists are so idealistic you won't even consider this as a possible way to help the situation.. You and the anti-fracking eco-activists refuse to accept the natural gas form fracking might drop costs. They refuse to believe that it might generate more jobs and lolwer costs potentially moving jobs and manufacturing back to the UK. Of course it has done this in the US but you choose to ignore and refute this - as do anti-fracking campaigners Tom Druitt and Alex Phillips. You refuse to accept fracking might make the UK self-sufficient in energy so we don't get help to ransom by eastern European countries. No - according to the activists fracking is poisonous and will destroy the countryside and we must move back to licing in a pre-industrial Britain. And wasn't it the greens that wanted to increase all fuels prices at above inflation rates to encourage movement to sustainable fuels and then they are now complaining about more people moving into fuel-poverty? Weren't they strongly against the government stopping the annual fuel duty increases? pachallis
  • Score: 1

8:49pm Tue 15 Apr 14

ghost bus driver says...

pachallis wrote:
ghost bus driver wrote:
pachallis wrote:
Gribbet wrote:
pachallis wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless.
And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.
Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?
@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay!

Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something?

I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not!

BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?
Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?
@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop...

I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it.

When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria.

The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these?

So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns',

Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat.

The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations.

Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?
The Big Lemon have two routes, the council-tendered 52 and the 44 which runs during the peaks. Their coach is painted orange and has "The Big Orange" on it. I've never heard of orange lemons before.
@ghost bus driver - according to the Saltdean Residents Association web site at http://saltdeanra.or

g.uk/538

''Big Lemon 44 to end between Falmer and Saltdean

Since last September The Big Lemon has been providing a term time peak hour service to link Saltdean, Rottingdean and Woodingdean with Brighton University sites at Falmer and Moulsecoomb.

Brighton Area Buswatch campaigned for better bus links between Falmer and Woodingdean and many people asked for this service. Unfortunately usage has been poor with only a handful of passengers on most journeys. Despite free travel offers and financial support from Brighton University, the numbers of passengers using the 44 between Falmer and Saltdean have been insufficient to cover the cost of running the service.

The financial support from Brighton University was for six months and it has now decided to transfer its funding to improvements that benefit more users, so the service to Woodingdean and Saltdean will cease at the end of spring term, on Friday 4 April.

The successful section of the 44 between Brighton University at Falmer, Varley Halls and Old Steine via Lewes Road will continue. Brighton & Hove Buses continues to run route 84 three times a day between Woodingdean and the Universities.'

I assume service 44 may be continuing solely between the Uni and Brighton Station, but the service is not listed in the new 'Bus Times' - the service 52 does thbugh.
Ah Ok. I didn't know that.
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghost bus driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gribbet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Cyclists will still use the pavement regardless. And meanwhile, look at the disastrous state of Old Shoreham Road since the unused, inconvenient and totally useless cycle tracks were installed, at huge cost to the ratepayers.[/p][/quote]Ratepayers? Where have you been for the last 25 years?[/p][/quote]@HJarrs- true it is not being financed by ratepayers, but it is being financed by taxpayers - some poor sod will have to pay! Let's hope this is better utilized than the Old Shoreham Road cycle lanes and it does actually lead to an improvement in something? I assume anti-car Davey will have setup monitoring and measurement of the before and after situation and has set clearly defined success criteria - no - thought not! BTW has anyone seen anything of charisma-challenged Kitkat? Last I saw on Twitter he'd been off on a jolly to Austria talking about how wonderful the greens have done, followed by attending a Cisco Network technology show in London.I don;t know who has financed these but I assume he now realizes he's out of a job next year and is looking to restart his proper job building websites for schools?[/p][/quote]Have you been stalking Jason Kitcat?[/p][/quote]@Gribbet - no- not stalking. I generally avoid looking at Kitcat's twitter feed as it reinforces my belief that he is an egotistical, self-righteous, pompous little moron and I get the urge to shout obscenities at my laptop... I'd noticed that Kitcat had not been making public appearances nor being identified with council announcements like he normally does (looking to shine in the glory). I thought that, perhaps, he had had a personal misfortune and if so it would not be right to make an issue of it. When I did look, there he was twittering as per normal, but the previous week he was showing pictures of the view from his train journey across Switzerland whilst en route to a green conference he had been invited to attend in Austria. The following week he was off to London to a Cisco conference to find out how Cisco Networking products could help the council! I wonder who financed these? So this is the 'leader' of the city council at a time when the bin men are about to go on strike and like last time he seems to be doing an impression of Nero and 'twittering whilst the city burns', Looking at twitter feeds can give some interesting background to our local dignitaries - for instance Tom Druitt is the MD of The Big Lemon Bus company and he is very much anti-fracking. He has supplied free buses for protesters to go to events at Balcombe and Manchester. He was one of those up in the trees at the Hastings road protest and the seven-dials elm tree squat. The Big Lemon Bus has 6 buses, 1 coach and a taxi and apparently only runs one scheduled bus service (which I assume needs only 2 physical buses). How does the business survive with a team of 18 employees? The one bus route itself is subsidized by B&H City Council and AFAIK also receives other funding from government and European schemes to support operations. Tom Druitt's partner is Councillor Alex Phillips who is also very anti-fracking. Could this lead to a possible conflict of interests? How much council, government and European funding goes to support ant-fracking protests?[/p][/quote]The Big Lemon have two routes, the council-tendered 52 and the 44 which runs during the peaks. Their coach is painted orange and has "The Big Orange" on it. I've never heard of orange lemons before.[/p][/quote]@ghost bus driver - according to the Saltdean Residents Association web site at http://saltdeanra.or g.uk/538 ''Big Lemon 44 to end between Falmer and Saltdean Since last September The Big Lemon has been providing a term time peak hour service to link Saltdean, Rottingdean and Woodingdean with Brighton University sites at Falmer and Moulsecoomb. Brighton Area Buswatch campaigned for better bus links between Falmer and Woodingdean and many people asked for this service. Unfortunately usage has been poor with only a handful of passengers on most journeys. Despite free travel offers and financial support from Brighton University, the numbers of passengers using the 44 between Falmer and Saltdean have been insufficient to cover the cost of running the service. The financial support from Brighton University was for six months and it has now decided to transfer its funding to improvements that benefit more users, so the service to Woodingdean and Saltdean will cease at the end of spring term, on Friday 4 April. The successful section of the 44 between Brighton University at Falmer, Varley Halls and Old Steine via Lewes Road will continue. Brighton & Hove Buses continues to run route 84 three times a day between Woodingdean and the Universities.' I assume service 44 may be continuing solely between the Uni and Brighton Station, but the service is not listed in the new 'Bus Times' - the service 52 does thbugh.[/p][/quote]Ah Ok. I didn't know that. ghost bus driver
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