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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.
    Unless the camera is foreshortening, the planters are making a 2 lane residential street one lane down the middle.
    Fair enough, I doubt it's an overtaking area.
    It's probably a damn sight cheaper than any other option and certainly looks prettier.

    So if that's the case, why not push the planters out into the road by a couple of foot leaving room for safe cycling between the curb and nearside of the plants.
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      I fail to see the problem. If you have to swerve, you are driving too fast and presumably the reason why these have been put in place.
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      I fail to see the problem. If you have to swerve, you are driving too fast and presumably the reason why these have been put in place.
      Sorry BOF, but if you can't see a hazard there, you need to retake your test.
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      We've had these in Camden for a while - they tend to get used as late night toilets.
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      Sorry BOF, but if you can't see a hazard there, you need to retake your test.
      It seems to have worked down on Madeira Drive. If/when i drive down there, i hope to see the hazard. I'll re-take my test if i don't.

      I was, shame on me, driving at 25 in the 20. I had a big 4x4 on my backside. We both turned in to the new Waitrose. What was the rush?!
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      Maybe you don't appreciate the redevelopment of the Level, Queen's Road, Seven Dials, open market, etc - or the 700 new homes it has built (and two new libraries). Or maybe you aren't aware of the future development plans of Royal Sussex County Hospital, Circus Street, North Street, i360 or the Marina and more... or maybe you didn't hear that Brighton was voted European City of the year for sustainable transport in 2014.

      ...or maybe you are so obsessed with your right-wing bias, that you refuse to accept the unprecedented rate of improvement of the city during their time as council. They really have been great - what exactly have they done that you dislike so much?
      The redevelopment of Queens Road ? You mean thousands spent on slightly wider pavements and planters ( which have never had anything growing in them except weeds ) ? Money spent even after locals residents didn't want it. Or maybe the Seven Dials that is already breaking up and that had safety barriers removed against both residents and charities for the blind objecting ( we'll ignore the debacle with the tree ). The Open Market and library building were passed by the previous administration ( the Jubilee Library even opened under the previous administration ).

      Ah, RSCH, fitting ever more buildings on a wholly inadequate space, at a site with utterly poor public transport and even worse parking.

      i360 - a corrupt deal through and through. Two Tories voted for it to ensure it was passed after an under the table deal. Thanks to them and the Greens we the council taxpayers are now liable for a loan that the council have given to a developer who is over £2m in debt.

      Lets throw in Edward Street - over a year late and businesses failing because of lost business. Speed bumps needing to be replaced because they were too severe. Pavements replaced at huge cost when they didn't need to be ( but don't worry it's a grant - nowt to do with taxpayers money at all ! ). Or the Lewes Road improvements - Buses now travel more slowly over the distance and local roads have become rat runs. What about the Gyatory ? Completely pointless spending of £600k and the introduction of dangerous cycle lane ( which then had to be fixed at taxpayers expense ).

      Parking fees - car parks and on street parking charges have gone up in multiples of inflation. Permit prices - it was promised when they were set up that the charges would only cover the cost of running the scheme. They now sit at £160 a year - way over the cost of running the scheme after multiple over inflation busting rises in charges by the Greens.

      Permits forced on residents around Preston Park station - and even then they mucked up the installation of the meters and signs.

      Well above inflation increases in fees for sports facilities. An attempt to increase allotment fees in multiples of inflation - surely you can't get more Green than allotments ? And when I tried to speak to Green councillors about it they ignored me ...... until after they lost the vote when I got emails from them slagging off the Tories and Labour.

      Maybe the requests for stupidly high increases in council tax make them attractive .... er no.

      Or maybe one of their councillors taking the piss out of Hangleton residents wanting CCTV installed to combat anti-social behaviour and drug dealing ? Yes, that'll make them popular.

      The new plans for the Palace Pier roundabout ? Utterly idiotic.

      Of course you'd expect the Greens to improve air quality and recycling rates ? Think again !!!! And Kitcat had the audacity to suggest the reason for low recycling rates was students - the very people who got got the Greens in ( and admitted by the Green candidate for Hanover when they lost the by-election ).

      Then let's take a look at their councillors - Duncan ( c**t, supports violence and makes 'jokes' about stoning his daughter, although he's now an ex-Green but only after he became too much even for this pathetic party ), Kitcat ( male - utter mealy mouthed tosser ), Kitcat ( female - slut who thinks the people of this city are inbreds ), Davey ( a lair ), Phillips ( buggers off to Africa almost the moment she's elected to represent her voters ), Deane ( very shouty and loves travellers - to the point that she wants to double the budget for supporting them ), Macafferty ( sh1ts in microwaves ) and then we come onto the utter loon who is Hawtree.

      I suggest, if they are available, you go and watch the recordings of previous council meetings - especially the budget setting ones - each and every Green that speaks shows themselves up as a dimwitted political bandstanding idiot wanting to play the political game - no different to the other parties other than they are completely out of their depth ( and strangely I thought you wanted a change to the system but you love the Greens ? ).

      Nationally ? All I can say is watch the car crash that is the Natalie Bennett interview and if you still want to vote Green then I stand by my claim you need committing.
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      I genuinely thought they were new communal bins for the residents there when I drove past earlier
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