HH - ironically, i moved to BTN, from MK, via Zurich.
In Brighton, I never use a car. In fact, we will probably get rid of it, even though I have a valued posession in Brighton, car parking and a garage!
I don't doubt buses work but the infrastuture in Brighton seems to have a problem with the amount that descend on the North St / East Street area. Look up to the clocktower and it can be red as far as the eye can see - and with little movement.
Brighton streets are not wide enough to have bus lanes everywhere, so you change one traffic snarl up for another one. It also doesn't help that a number of skateborders see every down hill stretch as being fair game - even if its a main road.
Ah, the Argus. A 14 years olds school paper. Rubbish articles, badly written. And it would make the DM blush ( though, I wouldn't know