Tim Loughton on A Safer Old Shoreham Road.

Whether you’re driver, pedestrian, cyclist – a local resident, take the school run, a dog walker, pub fan, somebody who enjoys walking along the River Adur, or one of the many thousands of visitors who enjoy Shoreham’s brilliant events (The AirShow, Adur Festival, Riverfest, Chillifest, Adur Beer Festival, Wild Life Festival, Beach Dreams to name a few) we’d love to know you views on how we can make A Safer Old Shoreham Road for all users.

Tell us what you think via our survey.

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8 thoughts on “Survey

  • May 5, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Survey complete. Be interested to see what comes out of it

  • May 5, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I’ve lived on the old shireham road for nearly 20 years and would be strongly opposed to a traffic light/crossing anywhere on the road. The answer is a better road infrastructure in shoreham.
    Also a traffic calming feature would be better than what is proposed.

    • May 5, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      We’d be interested to hear a little more of your views against a crossing Liz.

  • June 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I really don’t think there’s a problem, there has been I think one real pedestrian accident in the 17years I’ve lived here. The only reason people cross is for the river bank and a gap on the traffic always appears at some point, I suppose it’s for school children on the river side but that’s very few houses and parents can walk out their house to cross their children without even having to get dressed if they wanted!! Maybe signs to warn cars to slow or that there may be pedestrians might be advisable.

    • July 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Hi Sarah, It’s not just about pedestrians, we’re looking to make the road a safer place for all users.

      Last night (30/06/2015) a young female driver collided with a row of four parked cars.

      Both teenage driver and passenger walked away without serious injury, which is testament to modern vehicles safety features. The section of A283, Old Shoreham Road, was blocked and closed for around two hours whilst before the drivers vehicle was removed.

      Although not official, three have already been written off, my family car (we we’re a one car family) included. As a result we will no endure the insurance process which will cost us around £1000.

      Read more information about the RTC here.

      I’d also like to take the opportunity to invite you on a school run to see just how difficult it is to cross this road with a buggy and three children. Any Wednesday morning would be fine. I look forward to meeting you.

      Take care everyone!

  • September 15, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I have just had a wing mirror replaced (by Perkins and Robins – thanks again) following a smashed in drivers side parked car collision. My car was parked in the spaces across from Freehold St, behind the bus stop. I don’t know whether this was a late night or a rush hour thing as both produce the kind of behaviour likely to have resulted in the damage.

    Apart from anything else, there is now a generally aggressive atmosphere on the road in the morning / evening, as well as the lobotomised late weekend night driving, where bad manners turns into something more sinister. I have just completed the survey, and I can see comments dating back to May this year (it’s 15th Sept 2015 now). I think in order that the good intentions behind it don’t look like a PR stunt, Tim Loughton should let us know as the serving MP; when is the survey ending, and what is happening with the results next? The fact that the vacancy for a lollipop lady / man hasn’t been filled shouldn’t be the end of the matter. I think a crossing near Freehold St, and a camera on the bend towards the roundabout would do most of what’s needed, with potentially a wider study looking at how the airport road could come into play as a truck re-routing measure, as a secondary consideration.

    In the grand scheme of things the wing mirror was fairly easy to replace, but kids & grown-ups – less so.

    Any thoughts?

    • September 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Simon, Thanks for the post and sorry to hear about the damage to your car. We had our family car written off at at 3am during the summer along with two other vehicles. I am as keen as every to keep the wheel’s of this campaign in motion.

      The survey is actually the work of the residents, not Tim Loughton. Current there are over 100 responses and we are am aiming to push for more now the schools are in a new term. Over the summer a lot has happened, The Airshow crash, Wildlife Festival, the sale of Ropetackle North – obviously we’d like to get as many views as possible, from both residents and those visiting the area / location.

      There is no doubt that the road is in dire need of wider study and intelligent solutions to the safety concerns.

      Taking into account the tragic events over the summer, there has been an noticeable increase in the traffic and frustration of road users, especially at peak times. For the safety of visitors paying respects at the Old Toll Bridge at the north end of the road a temporary pedestrian crossing was installed. We have not been notified as to when this will be removed.

      Earlier in the summer there have also been some improvements to the crossing islands adjacent to the Amsterdam Public House, although as yet no crossing.

      With regards to the Lollipop position, I appreciate your frustration – I am told there is a national shortage, but I shall chase this up.

      We are overdue a residents meeting which needs to include Tim Loughton and the local councilors if we are to make any real progress.

      In the mean time, please feel free to follow the campaign on twitter and Join the Facebook group to keep informed of any developments.


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