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    The latest bright idea from the council - great big black plant pots parked in the road, to make traffic swerve around. These should be fun, especially at night. Well done.



    Giant plant pots have been installed along a busy city road in an effort to help slow traffic.

    Four black square planters have been placed along Viaduct Road as part of a trial in response to residents concerns about speeding traffic.

    The planters are also in place to provide "stronger visual clues about the street's residential nature".

    Residents however got in touch with The Argus saying the new measures were resulting in motorists having to "swerve and bump" to get around the planters.

    Councillor Ken Norman said the planters were a "crazy and very dangerous addition to this heavily used road".

    Martin Heath, Brighton and Hove City Council's road safety manager, said: "Further softening of the traffic environment through planting can also create stronger visual clues about the residential nature of the street and examples of these are shown in the slides. These visual clues are very important, because without seeing some giant plant pots, how are people to know if it is a residential street, apart from the houses on either side.

    "Following some local public utility work last weekend, which resulted in the closure of a traffic lane, we took the opportunity to introduce some planters to determine the impact that such measures might have on speeds, again to inform decisions about measures later on. We are also very interested to see what impact a medium sized family saloon travelling at 22mph will have on the planter, and hope to have an example of this before the morning.

    "At this stage, other than an objective to reduce excessive traffic speeds, there are no specific plans for any types of measures. "The feedback we receive from the LAT and other stakeholders will be used as a basis for developing options."
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      Saw these the other day. From what was in them it looks as if they are doubling up as new communial rubbish bins!!
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      Further softening of the traffic environment .... in other words "WE HATE ALL MOTORISED VEHICLES USING THE ROADS"
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      It's part of the Green's new car crash policy - the dear leader launched it with her recent TV interview.
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      Absolutely superb for cyclists too, as they're forced to weave around the planters and get skimmed by 2 lanes of squeezed-together traffic trying to pick its way through this little assault course.

      Still, everyone will definitely know its a residential street thanks to this. Great work Greens.
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      The latest bright idea from the council - great big black plant pots parked in the road, to make traffic swerve around. These should be fun, especially at night. Well done.



      Giant plant pots have been installed along a busy city road in an effort to help slow traffic.

      Four black square planters have been placed along Viaduct Road as part of a trial in response to residents concerns about speeding traffic.

      The planters are also in place to provide "stronger visual clues about the street's residential nature".

      Residents however got in touch with The Argus saying the new measures were resulting in motorists having to "swerve and bump" to get around the planters.

      Councillor Ken Norman said the planters were a "crazy and very dangerous addition to this heavily used road".

      Martin Heath, Brighton and Hove City Council's road safety manager, said: "Further softening of the traffic environment through planting can also create stronger visual clues about the residential nature of the street and examples of these are shown in the slides. These visual clues are very important, because without seeing some giant plant pots, how are people to know if it is a residential street, apart from the houses on either side.

      "Following some local public utility work last weekend, which resulted in the closure of a traffic lane, we took the opportunity to introduce some planters to determine the impact that such measures might have on speeds, again to inform decisions about measures later on. We are also very interested to see what impact a medium sized family saloon travelling at 22mph will have on the planter, and hope to have an example of this before the morning.

      "At this stage, other than an objective to reduce excessive traffic speeds, there are no specific plans for any types of measures. "The feedback we receive from the LAT and other stakeholders will be used as a basis for developing options."
      Perfect! So if anyone wants to park their car on double yellow lines in Brighton, make sure it's got a sun roof with pampas grass growing through. So when a traffic warden tries to issue you with a ticket you can tell him your car is there to soften the traffic environment in accordance with council guidelines.

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      As if that road didn't look shitty enough already, now all the students can instead of putting rubbish anywhere but there recycling bins can now fill these up with empty cans of Cheap nasty larger and squashed plastic bottles of cider, not to mention millions of pizza boxes...... Rant over, nearly..... The greens do seem to pamper to students with these hippy ideas along with more bike lanes, for people who can't afford cars..... Students..... God even the music they listen to now is soft and lame, what happened to them.... Rant over.....

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      Absolutely superb for cyclists too, as they're forced to weave around the planters and get skimmed by 2 lanes of squeezed-together traffic trying to pick its way through this little assault course.

      Still, everyone will definitely know its a residential street thanks to this. Great work Greens.
      I really like this quote "how are people to know if it is a residential street, apart from the houses on either side."
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