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A45 Coventry Road Safety Update

Further to our work and the petition that was raised on this matter last year, we recently met with a representative from Birmingham Community Safety Partnership and local Police Inspector James Gooderidge to discuss developments in how safety concerns on the A45 could be addressed.

We presented the views of our constituents who have conscientiously written letters and emails to our office and from this, the following points have now been forwarded to the BCC Highways Department to look into further;

  • The Tesco lane merger down towards to pedestrian crossing near Yew Tree Lane
  • Visibility for  drivers on the A45 into City (at the traffic light junction with the Bill & Bull onwards) there are 4 lanes of traffic to cross and only a single traffic light column on either side
  • Increased signage for pedestrians near to shops, parks etc to inform them where crossing are located. (i.e pedestrian crossing 50 meters this way → )
  • Continued monitoring of the data to assess how recent road alterations may have impacted upon both driver and pedestrian behaviour.
I will continue to post further developments in due course.

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