I entirely agree. I haven't cycled in Burgess Hill, even though it's not that far away, so I haven't first hand experience.661-Pete wrote:I should perhaps add, that I think the 'Maple Drive' examples which I linked to above (there are about a dozen of them, at intervals along the whole length of the road) are positively dangerous, if taken in the way that some misbegotten traffic engineer apparently intended them to be taken! Consider: the cyclist takes the marked-off lane: on reaching its 'END' he/she re-emerges into the road traffic, maybe without looking behind. Meanwhile a following motorist has to 'chicane', first to the right to avoid the marked-off area, then to the left to avoid the bollards. Recipe for a collision!
Perhaps someone ought to 'do something' about these monstrosities. But how?
I suggest you write/email Bob Lanzer councillor for WSCC Highways and Transport and copy it to your local County Council Councillor. The more people make councillors aware of these stupidities the better. You could also draw his attention to the recent cycling summit at County Hall, so he hasn't really any excuse for not being aware of problems.