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Photo listing : temporary closures (problem)

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Pedestrianise Gooch St and Horton Sq in this area, allowing for busy cycle route to pass which is currently plagued with parked cars.

Hole Lane, which is narrow, is used as a rat-run, and this crossroads on a busy road is dangerous and difficult to negotiate on a bike. Close Hole Lane to through motor traffic, and improve the junction to make it cycle-friendly.

Some form of filter is needed here to stop it being used as a rat run. There is a nursery at the corner which is negatively impacted by the pollution and noise of through traffic

Rat run avoiding Northfield main road and lights. The whole estate from Meadow Brook Rd to Long Mynd Rd and Spiceland Rd are used as a cut thorugh. Speeds exceed 60 mph in a 30 mph and what was a once quiet neighbourhood is now blighted by ... [more]

Total 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.

Rat running, excessive speed, heavy lorries on narrow (20ft wide) 1950 designed estate roads. Barely wide enough for 2cars to safely pass. Add in on road parking(pavement!!) and it is unsafe. Close the road to through traffic and improve ai ... [more]

Rat running, excessive speed, heavy lorries on narrow (20ft wide) 1950 designed estate roads. Barely wide enough for 2cars to safely pass. Add in on road parking(pavement!!) and it is unsafe. Close the road to through traffic and improve ai ... [more]

Close one end of this street to prevent car racing

With 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 h ... [more]

Is Temple Street a shared space or not? it's just quite naff at the moment and there's a lot of unused car parking. Remove it all, repave it and pedestrianise it properly, planting new trees as far as Bull Street

Remove the parking and vehicle access here (it's a dead end anyway) and make this a nice boulevard looking out over the pool

The Raddlebarn/Heely/Umberslade road junction has too high a volume of traffic, making it hazardous to cyclists and those crossing the road. Restricting vehicle movements at this junction may help.

Why is Gibbins Road a through route for motor traffic? It runs parallel to the A38, and is between a park and a residential area!

Motorists notoriously bad at observing the stop line here, and drive onto the cycleway without checking for approaching cyclists. Could easily close this junction to motor traffic entirely, there's no need for Sir Harry's Road to be a thro ... [more]

Wilful 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 ... [more]

This RD is used as a rat run by cars avoiding avenue Rd and th High St, creating intolerable levels of traffic(noise, pollution) for a residential back street

Using 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.

Motorists travel far too fast through this junction. Closing it would reduce opportunities to race. It's for everyone's safety.

This is an extremely busy and dangerous junction. The speed at which vehicles travel increases the already existing dangers to other motorists and pedestrians. Closing this junction would not only improve the safety of motorists and residen ... [more]

This is an extremely busy and dangerous junction. The speed at which vehicles travel increases the already existing dangers to other motorists and pedestrians. Closing this junction would not only improve the safety of motorists and residen ... [more]

Too dangerous for bikes, and is a deterrent for Solihull based cyclists getting in to the city centre.

This road is used as a high speed rat run from Avenue Road to High Street. Block this road west of the junction with Highbury Road to prevent traffic speeding from Avenue Road to the High Street. Instead traffic from Avenue Rd will have t ... [more]

This is a high speed rat run to and from the High Street with routine speeding. Block the road here so that rat running traffic cannot travel straight from High St to Avenue Road. Traffic will have to continue via York Road and Station Roa ... [more]

Close this road to through motor traffic. It is a narrow road with dangerous high speed rat running.

Can't believe that this road has not been closed yet. It is so dangerous! Surely a temporary barrier can be installed allowing access for ambulances etc?

Very 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 d ... [more]

Very 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 d ... [more]

Close the Tenbury Road/Featherstone Road junction as it’s a dangerous rat run.

Too many cars cut through Tenbury Road to avoid traffic lights at Alcester Rd /Howard Rd. Race up & down Tenbury Road at high speed!

Change priority from Tenbury / Tenbury to All Saints heading south / Tenbury heading west plus adjust kerb lines, road markings and appropriate signage. Does away with closing the Alcester Rd / Tenbury junction which would put more pressur ... [more]

Change priority from Tenbury / Tenbury to Tenbury heading west/ Hazelhurst north right turn, plus modify kerb lines, plus appropriate signage

Or 20mph or sleeping policeman

The junction is too conjested, with too many surrounding issues. the too side road merge together and try to feed onto one of the busiest roads in the city, with a bus stop and post box opposite . The pedestrian crossing on the Alcester Roa ... [more]

Busy junction which is mostly used by traffic moving between Alcester / Howard / Grove and makes Tenbury and Featherstone incredibly busy

It's the start of lots of vehicles using Tenbury Road as a rat run.

Close the junction of Tenbury and Featherstone roads with Alcester Road South to prevent cut-through traffic racing through.

Whole of this area would be perfect for low traffic neighbourhood

Remove parking, widen the pavements so that shops and restaurants can use the space to trade and social distance. Make it a walking and cycling zone with cars invited. Reduce speed limit and signpost this widely. Current 20mph is largely i ... [more]

This is a good candidate for filtered permeability. No need for motorised through-traffic here.

This is a good candidate for filtered permeability. No need for motorised through-traffic here.

This is a good candidate for filtered permeability. No need for motorised through-traffic here.

This is a good candidate for filtered permeability. No need for motorised through-traffic here.

Some years ago, this end of the road was closed for a prolonged period due to roadworks. This reduced traffic speeds on Alton Road, and caused no ill effects. Make it permanent!

Due to buses travelling in both directions, cars are obliged to park on the pavement. One way traffic would clear pavements for people.

Close to traffic - unsafe for pedestrians

Close to traffic - unsafe for pedestrians

Simple filter here would create a Low traffic neighbourhood. Currently used as a cut through at speed

Block end of Windsor Road to vehicle traffic or make entrance only from Fordhouse Lane to remove speeding rat-run around block and remove complex three way junction. Filtered permeability for bikes and potential gate for refuse lorry access ... [more]

Link to and from NCN5: close road to motor traffic and allow only pedestrian and cycle traffic.

The Mill WALK should be closed to vehicles (which use it as a rat run) to create a safe walking / cycling link between Rea Valley route and Turves Green area (x4 schools there) Tunnel under railway is DANGEROUS for pedestrians and cyclist ... [more]

Far too many drivers are driving too fast on all the roads radiating out from this roundabout. The 20mph restriction is not working.

Road is too narrow due to railway bridge. Cars ignore 20mph limit and do 40+. Very unsafe with narrow pavements. Just used as a cut through from A5127 to Clarence Road. Major use by schoolchildren and parents/elderly people.

Stop right turns from A435 into Livingstone Road - will stop people speeding & using it as cut through from A4040

A narrow ancient lane used as a rat run.A favorite for speeders.Ideal link from northfield to bartley green and countryside for walkers and cyclists. Who currently risk there lives if they use it.

Prevent cars turning into Highgate St on this bend and enforce parking restrictions on zig-zags at crossing and on bends. Cars cut across cyclists to go straight on into Highgate St.

Need to physically prevent drivers making illegal right turns from Moseley Road into Edward Road

Warstock 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 ... [more]

Filter/make Brighton Road one-way to discourage motorised traffic using it as a high-speed rat-run, and to encourage pedestrian/cyclist use as a clear route joining up A435 and A41.

Make Taunton Road one-way to discourage motorised traffic using it as a high-speed rat-run, and encourage pedestrian/cyclist use as a clear route joining up A435 and A41.

Filter/make St Johns Road one-way. Dangerous junction with pavement parking discourages cyclists and pedestrians from using potential clear route between A41 and A435.

Parking on the road forces numerous issues and arguments everyday, whilst idiots also race along here as a cut through.

Close off road between Edenhurst and Coombes Lane, it is a dangerous section where cars often cut across without giving way, replace with grasses area and trees

Somerset Road is a residential road which provides a link from Harborne to the canal towpath into Birmingham. This could provide safe route for cyclists but it is currently busy with either queuing traffic at rush hour or speeding traffic a ... [more]

Carpenter Road has no visibility for cars turning outwards into Arthur Road and encourages dangerous driving. It should be made one-way, with cars allowed to come in from Arthur Road but not out.

No pavement parking with the school railings and fast cars you cannot safely distance

Paved area used as parking should be closed at south end allowing cyclists and pedestrians through

Needs closing to rat running traffic who use it to get to the roundabout quicker

Pedestrianise the high street as far as King Edward Square and divert traffic elsewhere, creating space for markets, trees and spill out areas for businesses. See full plans at kardomahcafe.co.uk

Close the slipway to the A38 here and force traffic to join it via Suffolk Place or Smallbrook Queensway via Hill Street. Dismantle the slipway and plant trees, creating more space for the ground floor businesses and a safer walking route t ... [more]

There are very few point closures suggested on this map, but that's not because they are not needed; it's because they need to be planned across an area - isolated ones are of limited value. This one would just be a start.

Cars park on pavement no room to pass, busy road,

Gregory Avenue could provide a safe cycle route to the A38 cycle path from Bartley Green via Brushwood Rd and Shenley Fields service road. There is no reason that through traffic should use Gregory Avenue - Shenley Fields Rd runs parallel a ... [more]

Very 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.

This road experiences problems regularly at the end outside Moseley Cofe and at the end by kings heath primary school. Cars on a daily basis are forced to ride along the kerb as parked cars cause blockages yhreateningbyhe safety of the ped ... [more]

Lots of through traffic cutting around residential streets and past a primary school - closing Vivian Rd would encourage walking and cycling to school and would create a quiet road to cycle on so cyclists don't have to mix with busses on Ha ... [more]

Volime and speed of traffic on very narrow road.

Since the closure of Broad St to traffic Holliday St has had a significant increase in traffic. This is the only cycle route from Five ways/ Hagley Road/ Harborne Road to the city centre since the tram will prevent safe cycling on Broad. Cl ... [more]

Too many cats and HGV’s for people to walk around a safe distance apart, also the pollution is terrible because of this.

Greenfield road is a narrow residential road which is used to rat run around the back of Harborne. It is used by cyclists who can only cycle in one direction (with cars chasing them down the road). Close the road at the junction with York R ... [more]

Look at a closure to through traffic somewhere on round road to help with a low traffic neighbourhood - stop rat running from Kingsbury to Tyburn Rds

Add in a closure some where up Yatesbury Ave to reduce speeding and rat running

Remove access through the Castle Vale Retail Park - people use it as a rat run

There are no footpaths around Bartley Reservoir but lots of people running/ walking/ cycling around it for leisure mixing with fast moving traffic. Close the bottom of Church Hill to traffic preventing the roads around the reservoir being u ... [more]

Close Brook Road - has already been consulted on.

Enforce 20mph limit on this stretch of road. Cars travel along here much faster than that.

Limit traffic into Moor Green Lane due to excessive speeding and multiple accidents in recent years

Crossing Rochester Road is difficult due to volume of traffic waiting for people using cash points, coming out of shops etc. Close off Bristol Rd end of Rochester Rd and replace with pavement.

Old Church road is used as a rat run. It has narrow pavements and tight bends. Close it to traffic at the junction with St Peter's Road. This would make a much safer route to St Peter's school and create a low traffic cycle route.

Albert Road should be closed at the Junction with St Peter's Road. It is used as a rat run in the morning peak by drivers trying to avoid queues on War Lane and in the evening peak by drivers trying to avoid queues on the A4040. A low traff ... [more]

Victoria 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 awfu ... [more]

Get on with the plans to make Queen St two-way and stop-up Brassington Avenue to motor vehicles

Rat run on quiet road

This is a blind bend on the crest of a hill with a junction. Many motorists speed along this road and close pass cyclists on the bend, on both sides of the road. I’ve seen a number of near misses of motorists almost colliding with one a ... [more]

Significant danger to pedestrians and cyclists - speeding traffic, mounting of kerbs

The problem here is ( fast) through traffic. This puts children older people and animals at risk on the road. Regularly we have drivers moving extremely fast and exceeding speed limits - especially at the moment where there is far less traf ... [more]

Rat run with unrestricted parking on both sides of road creating slalom driving. Close for traffic joining at Scribers Lane end as part of a Little Holland scheme.

Make one way from Robin Hood Lane end

Significant traffic flow problems here, especially exiting Robin Hood Lane onto island, stopped by lights and blocking inbound traffic on A34. All makes tackling island on a bike v tricky. Make Baldwin’s Lane one-way (away from island) wi ... [more]

Through traffic on this road is minimal. Block off the road at one end for cycle and walkthrough only, with emergency access bollards.

Make a one way as traffic at school run times are an absolute nightmare.

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