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123489Photo #123489Yes, there's a cycleway, but on busy park/cricket days, the cars park on it! Enforcement required, or some way of stopping cars climbing onto the pavementCycleway:
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cycleways
36519Photo #36519Worcester and Birmingham Canal - Pershore Road, Stirchley

Location: Lifford, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom)

This is the Worcester and Birmingham Canal from Pershore Road in Stirchley. Not too far from Lifford Lane and Fordhouse Lane.

This is the side of the canal towards Worcester.

Towpath beside the Worcester and Birmingham Canal in Stirchley.

The canal still has some ice in it, as it is a bit cold. Not as bad as the month before though.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
36523Photo #36523Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Kings Norton Junction - Junction Bridge - modern directions sign

Location: Lifford, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom)

The Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Kings Norton Junction.

The Junction Bridge - over the W & C. It allows you to walk to the Stratford-on-Avon Canal.

The bridge is Grade II listed.

Roving Bridge over Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Junction with the Stratford on Avon Canal, Birmingham

LIFFORD LANE
1.
5104
Kings Norton B30
Roving Bridge over
Worcester and Birmingham
Canal at junction with
the Stratford on Avon
Canal
SP 07 NE 17/4
II GV
2.
Circa 1794-1802 brick built broad elliptical arched jump back roving bridge with
saddle back stone copings to parapets. Swept brick abutments.



Listing NGR: SP0535379389

Modern directions sign - this one for the National Cycle Network.

In reach from here by bike: Bournville, City Centre, Redditch, Kings Norton and Longbridge.
Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
38591Photo #38591Worcester & Birmingham Canal - bridge and steps to Bath RowCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38592Photo #38592Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Bath Row to Granville StreetCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103483Photo #103483Woodgate Valley Country Park - path towards West Boulevard

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

The route was mostly parallel with the Bourn Brook.

The last stretch of the path towards West Boulevard.
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Infrastructure
cycleways
103485Photo #103485Woodgate Valley Country Park - path

Location: Ridgacre, West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

Heading along the main path towards West Boulevard. All nicely paved, suitable for cyclists, joggers, walkers and dog walkers.
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Infrastructure
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103484Photo #103484Woodgate Valley Country Park - footbridge on the Bourn Brook

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

Footbridge on the Bourn Brook
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103486Photo #103486Woodgate Valley Country Park - fingerpost

Location: Ridgacre, West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

Heading along the main path towards West Boulevard. All nicely paved, suitable for cyclists, joggers, walkers and dog walkers.

Fingerpost seen after crossing a footbridge. Paths in multiple directions but I chose to go towards West Boulevard, so missed going to the Visitor Centre.

Hole Farm Trekking Centre and the Urban Farm were to the right.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
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103482Photo #103482Woodgate Valley Country Park - exit to West Boulevard

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

The crossing here leads onto the Bourn Brook Walkway (Wentworth Way Open Space or as the Bournvale Walk). It then leads onto California Way.

West Boulevard is a busy road.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
123061Photo #123061Wooden planter boxes with BCC logo on are blocking the pavement and should be removed to make spaceTrack:
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123102Photo #123102Wooden planter boxes block the pavement here on both sides of Moseley Road and need to be removedTrack:
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125810Photo #125810Wooden planter boxes block the pavement here on both sides of Moseley Road and need to be removedTrack:
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140779Photo #140779With the proposed closure of School Road, traffic will be forced down Cotton Lane.

Cotton Lane has a single pavement between school road and number 15. Next to number 15 is a blind corner. Children and families regularly cross the road here while cars are speed past. Cars coming from School Road cannot see anyone starting to cross the road.

Cars are parked on the road between School Road and Grove Avenue, causing single-file traffic.

There's a second blind corner on Cotton Lane with a single pavement just after one passes Grove Avenue. Cars are also parked on the road here. Increased traffic here would be more dangerous than it already is.

Suggestion: Speed bumps, and signs near the blind corners. Mirrors to help people crossing the blind corner in front of number 15.

No increase in traffic going down Cotton Lane in response to School Road closure.
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136403Photo #136403With Safe crossing between Wilkinson Close and Sommerville, the residential roads could be used as quieter cycleways to the centre and the park.Cycleway:
Problem
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120787Photo #120787With pedestrian access required to the train station, nearby school, shops and nursery The pavement here needs to be much wider. The road could be made one way as there is a major pinch point beneath the bridge. Perhaps even close station road between Wesley road and Johnson roadTrack:
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121633Photo #121633With pedestrian access required to the train station, nearby school, shops and nursery The pavement here needs to be much wider. The road could be made one way as there is a major pinch point beneath the bridge. Perhaps even close station road between Wesley road and Johnson roadTrack:
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138905Photo #138905Wilful habitual speeding by large loud excessively high powered cars limits who can safely use this RD, this prevents safe cycling and walking, and fear of reckless driving also inhibits Normal social interaction between the residents, time to limit cars size and prevent their excessive speed, and give the streets back to more appropriate ways of convayace more suited to the urban environmentTemporary closure:
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closure
123624Photo #123624Wider pavement opposite the Man on the Moon and a safer crossingTrack:
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118958Photo #118958Wider pavement along navigation street ideally shut the roads to car traffic and pedestrianiseTrack:
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120764Photo #120764Wider footpath with zoned or separated pedestrian and cycle lane on the rea valley route...cannon hill to canal network.Cycleway:
Problem
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124123Photo #124123Wider footpath needed hereTrack:
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124121Photo #124121Wider footpath needed along this stretchTrack:
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120107Photo #120107Widening of pavement required on this road as it is a cycling and walking route. It often gets busy with families cycling, dog walkers and runners. So widening the footway and improving the ncn5 here would enable better social distancing.Track:
Problem
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121209Photo #121209Widening of pavement required on this road as it is a cycling and walking route. It often gets busy with families cycling, dog walkers and runners. So widening the footway and improving the ncn5 here would enable better social distancing.Track:
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125236Photo #125236Widening of pavement required on this road as it is a cycling and walking route. It often gets busy with families cycling, dog walkers and runners. So widening the footway and improving the ncn5 here would enable better social distancing.Track:
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125237Photo #125237Widening of pavement required on this road as it is a cycling and walking route. It often gets busy with families cycling, dog walkers and runners. So widening the footway and improving the ncn5 here would enable better social distancing.Track:
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148339Photo #148339Widen the road by 3 feet, and widen pavement by 6ft narrow road nasty bend,narrow pavement next to school what could go wrong???!!!Make this a safer route to schoolTrack:
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122950Photo #122950Widen the pavement outside the Coop, Maison Mayci and SainsburysTrack:
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135957Photo #135957Widen the pavement and add cycle lights to the pelican crossingTrack:
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118997Photo #118997Widen pavements and remove on street parking from the outside edge of the square to enable spill out spaces for bars and restaurants.Track:
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127849Photo #127849Widen pavement to allow cafe and shops to create external sales and dining area. Only requires removal of 1no car parking space, rest is on yellow lines.Track:
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116187Photo #116187Widen pavement by extending into massively wide carriageway.Track:
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125484Photo #125484Widen pavement and formalise pedestrian crossings around this high-traffic roundabout to enable safe and socially-distanced foot traffic - including in/out of Cannon Hill Park. This can help encourage more people to walk to the park rather than drive and park on adjacent roads' pavements/narrowing them further for pedestrians.Track:
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136495Photo #136495Widen path here to enable space for cyclists and pedestrians.Cycleway:
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131751Photo #131751Widen pathTrack:
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120142Photo #120142Widen footpath and add railings on south side of School Rd from Prospect Rd to roundabout at Springfield/Valentine or better still, move the parking to that side of the road and widen the footpath and add railings on the north side of the roadTrack:
Problem
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132466Photo #132466Wide pavement here could accommodate a cyclepathCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
132465Photo #132465Wide pavement could accommodate a cycle laneCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
122724Photo #122724Wide entrance to junction makes crossing difficult, especially during rush hour as drivers turning in can take corner at relatively high speeds.

Narrow junction entrance with build-outs to reduce speed and make crossing easier.
Track:
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17083Photo #17083Wide and protected contraflow cycle lane in Birmingham.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
139492Photo #139492Why is Gibbins Road a through route for motor traffic? It runs parallel to the A38, and is between a park and a residential area!Temporary closure:
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123485Photo #123485Why can't a new path be made along the riverbank so that Route 5 avoids diverting along Cecil Rd and Kitchener Rd?Cycleway:
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cycleways
133334Photo #133334Whole of this area would be perfect for low traffic neighbourhoodTemporary closure:
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103928Photo #103928When the tiny bit of cycle infrastructure in BIRMINGHAM is treated with respect. FFS. t.co/PqI3GadecdCar storage:
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135338Photo #135338Wheelchair users, pushchairs and postman struggle due to no dropped kerb.
A dropped kerb is needed at Richmond Place junction with Gaddesby Rd.
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120680Photo #120680We need a safe cycleway from here up to Kings Heath high street. This is on the main bus route and it feels very unsafe in single lane traffic.Cycleway:
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86818Photo #86818WayfindingRoad environment:
Good practice
road
86819Photo #86819WayfindingRoad environment:
Good practice
road
103490Photo #103490Water Bottle Refill - Birmingham New Street Station

Location: Deritend, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

Water Bottle Refill - Birmingham New Street Station.

Saw this after coming up the escalator from platform 12 after a visit to Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield.

In the ticketed area of the concourse.
Other:
Good practice
general
38573Photo #38573Watch out for low arched bridges across this canal pathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
125531Photo #125531Warstock Lane has two narrow bridges, with narrow and missing paths and without pedestrian/cyclist space to pass, especially given the danger from speeding motorists. Place filters and/or make one-way to motorized traffic to increase safely usable space.Temporary closure:
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124615Photo #124615Walking/scooting to all primary schools in Birmingham should be the norm. Harborne,St Mary's,St Peters and Chad should have walking routes prioritised over cars.Changes in road design with enforcement of speeding and illegal parking should make this possibleTrack:
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121572Photo #121572Wake green road from the co-op to the traffic lights at Yardley Wood Rood needs measures for cyclists and pedestrians.Cycleway:
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120491Photo #120491Volume and speed of traffic on a residential side road currently used as a short cut between more major roads. Congestion and poor air quality at peak times. Development of a low traffic neighbourhood incorporating Abbots Road and surrounding residential roads is widely supported by residents as a solution to the current problems.Temporary closure:
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122690Photo #122690Volime and speed of traffic on very narrow road.Temporary closure:
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120928Photo #120928Vital link to QEHB to dangerous to cycle on at present.Cycleway:
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121807Photo #121807Victoria Road is used as a rat run. Closing it to traffic at the junction with St Peter's Road would create a low traffic Neighborhood. This would provide a safer cycle route to Harborne and several schools compared to War Lane and the awful roundabout at the top of War Lane.Temporary closure:
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121733Photo #121733Very wide road with poor pavement. Closing a lane would give room for bikes and wider footway. At junctions, railings squash pedestrians together - remove and install proper crossings.Track:
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123766Photo #123766Very wide road that could have a cycle laneCycleway:
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cycleways
135428Photo #135428Very wide road encourages speeding. introduce low traffic neighbourhood and install cycle lane.Cycleway:
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122718Photo #122718Very wide entrance to the junction makes crossing the road difficult, and encourages drivers to accelerate when turning into St Agnes Road.

Junction could be narrowed with build outs to reduce speed and make crossing easier.
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131178Photo #131178Very steep steps down from Cole Valley Route onto towpath. Step treads also very small. Very difficult to carry cycle up or down steps. Need to make steps more shallow.Cycleway:
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120092Photo #120092Very narrow pavement. Would be great to pedestrianise it . Lots of lorries come up the road unable to drive under the bridge. If the road was closed from Stirchley end by the baths we wouldnt have the issue and could walk under the bridge.
Lots of cars speeding since lockdown.
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136611Photo #136611Very narrow pathway and people cannot social distance here. Make path one way until a proper solution can be found.Track:
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120209Photo #120209Very narrow path. A cycle lane would be good.Cycleway:
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cycleways
137782Photo #137782Very narrow bridge, Can this be widened?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
123036Photo #123036Very narrow bridge and footways. Should be one way, or even blocked off altogetherTrack:
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136497Photo #136497Very dangerous...No cycle or pedestrian crossing here or on Rocky Lane.Track:
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121828Photo #121828Very dangerous roads around islands/roundabouts. Dedicated cycle lanes and bus lanes neededCycleway:
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cycleways
135060Photo #135060Very dangerous road narrows here on bend, not enough room for cyclists, and pedestrians to safely get through without getting mown down. There are near misses regularly. Ban overtaking on this bend. Bus route was moved several years ago due to to problems here. Ban HGVs reroute one lane of traffic onto Brook Lane.Temporary closure:
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135064Photo #135064Very dangerous road narrows here on bend, not enough room for cyclists, and pedestrians to safely get through without getting mown down. There are near misses regularly. Ban overtaking on this bend. Bus route was moved several years ago due to to problems here. Ban HGVs reroute one lane of traffic onto Brook Lane.Temporary closure:
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132019Photo #132019Very dangerous 4 lane junction with no crossing facilities. Totally redesign junction install crossings and cycle lanesTrack:
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120636Photo #120636Very busy junction, hard to cross safely especially for kids walking from KHPS , QB, Bishop Challoner etc. Valentine road is rat run for cars avoiding KH high st. Pavement very narrow at the junction. Also dangerous for cyclists turning into Valentine rd from both directions.Track:
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121532Photo #121532Very busy and hostile area for cyclists. Trunk road narrows to one Lane each way with parking both sides for much of the way. All through Sparkhill, remove parking to create segregated cycle lane.Cycleway:
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cycleways
138733Photo #138733Using a one way system would massively improve the safety of everyone using this road. Closing this junction is the solution to a potentially bigger problem emerging.Temporary closure:
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120210Photo #120210Used as a rat-run for people coming from Hagley Road to Harborne schools. The road was closed whilst bridge repairs were made and it functioned perfectly well. Needs to be filtered permeability hereTemporary closure:
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closure
120406Photo #120406Use pinch points or other traffic calming as speeds of 70mph + are achieved on this long wide roadTemporary closure:
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closure
120407Photo #120407Use pinch points or other traffic calming as speeds of 70mph + are achieved on this long wide roadTemporary closure:
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closure
38580Photo #38580Unconventially placed route signage on pipe next to Deykin Avenue BridgeRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
67215Photo #67215Two steps missingCycleway:
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cycleways
121702Photo #121702Two lane road but only one available as other for all traffic including people on bikes as inside lane is used for parking. Would make a great segregated cycle way.Cycleway:
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56896Photo #56896Tweet of this location showing before and after, asking where has all the space for cycling gone...

twitter.com/jackthurston/status/434777003066400768

www.flickr.com/photos/19871340@N00/12546327345/

Google Street view: goo.gl/maps/cdkRU
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141857Photo #141857Tram tracks are horrifically dangerous when cycling. The system is seriously flawed. A rethink is needed urgently!Cycleway:
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120912Photo #120912Tragic way to fast despite widely ignored 20 mph limit.Cycleway:
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120942Photo #120942Traffic uses Abbots, All Saints and Avenue Roads as a Kings Heath bypass. Cars regularly exceed the 20 mph limit and some drive frighteningly fast. Closure of Abbots at Vicarage Rd end and incorporating it as part of a Low Traffic Neighborhood would eradicate this problem, reduce dangerous fumes, improve safety & quality of walking and cycling and in the current circs of Covid 19, enable much safer social distancing in the local area.Temporary closure:
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139489Photo #139489Traffic lights do not appear to respond to cyclists on the cycleway?Cycleway:
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122224Photo #122224Traffic light Junction does nothing to cater for cyclists and cars move v fast on all sides making it awful to cycle throughCycleway:
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134588Photo #134588Traffic calming needed due to “boy racers” sliding around the island. Extend the pavement to tighten up the entrances and exits from the island, and make the island larger to reduce the road width, slowing traffic down. Maybe cycle lanes on the pavement to reduce accidents.Track:
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124638Photo #124638Traffic calming and wider pavements needed on Butlers Lane. People coming out of train station often need to walk into road especially busy with school children going to Arthur Terry school. Cars speed along this road. Traffic calming neededTrack:
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134866Photo #134866Traffic at 100mph here not joking, slow down traffic entire area to 20mph and cyclewayCycleway:
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120964Photo #120964Toucan crossing to link up mere green to park for peds/cyclists. Couple with modal filter on Irnham Road and crossing on A5127 to create low traffic / active travel neighbourhood.Track:
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38549Photo #38549Toucan crossing leading from Hurst Street contraflow (see #38548) at Sherlock Street junctionCycleway:
Infrastructure
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144783Photo #144783Total rat run 1950s road very narrow and hilly blind spots. speeding cars and motorbikes 7.5 ton limit but ignored by many large trucks which have to go on the pavement to get by parked cars.Temporary closure:
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120921Photo #120921Too much pavement parking prevent safe walkingTrack:
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120273Photo #120273Too much on street parking on narrow, uphillstretch.Cycleway:
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122548Photo #122548Too many cats and HGV’s for people to walk around a safe distance apart, also the pollution is terrible because of this.Temporary closure:
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closure
133781Photo #133781Too many cars cut through Tenbury Road to avoid traffic lights at Alcester Rd /Howard Rd. Race up & down Tenbury Road at high speed!Temporary closure:
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closure
138594Photo #138594Too dangerous for bikes, and is a deterrent for Solihull based cyclists getting in to the city centre.Temporary closure:
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closure
121389Photo #121389Through traffic on this road is minimal. Block off the road at one end for cycle and walkthrough only, with emergency access bollards.Temporary closure:
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closure

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