Since the redevelopment of the station plaza – some years ago now – and the re-deployment of taxis to the back of the station ( a good thing ) the following things are affecting our immediate environment.
(i) Outside our house cars drop people off in order for them to go to Brighton station . I would guess there are at least 50 – 100 drop offs per day .
(ii) Outside our house cars wait to pick people up from the station – this can be worse as they are often there for 10 + minutes and many have the engines running .
(iii) Outside our house taxis wait to pick people up or drop them for the station.
In short the area at the bottom of Guildford Road is a de – facto ” official ” drop off and pick up point for Brighton Station .
I have to ask why ? Why should we take the stations traffic? There is a massive area at the front of the station where people should and could be dropped . It’s now unused. This is also a problem for Surry Street.
Since we moved here 20 years ago we have lost our rubbish collections , recycling collections and now have 7 horrible bins 10 meters from my front door . Add to this the fact we are now the station drop off zone and it’s just so different to what is was . I was once a smart looking neighbourhood and now it’s a mess frankly.
In the 7 minutes while I have been typing this there have been 2 pickups and 1 drop off . When it gets to early evening there can be as many as 4 cars there at once .
So – are you going to help me sort this situation out ? However as I said this traffic is the stations responsibility and not the residents of Guildford Road’s responsibility .
I look forward to your thoughts .
Richard and Bronwen Partridge
NB now a large white Range Rover has pulled up – it’s a pick up not a drop off .