Wanda Collins has started a paper petition regarding the new layout of Longbridge Lane.
You can sign an online version of Wanda’s petition here.
There is also a public meeting on Wednesday 2nd October. Details here **PLEASE NOTE – meeting start time has been revised to 7pm**
“We, as local residents object to the new road lay out on the bridge adjacent to Longbridge train station. The main issue derives from the fact that approaching traffic does not have sight of the ill placed bollards advising that the approaching lane is closed, until the lane has in fact narrowed. The bollards are situated over the brow of the hill and therefore do not provide a reasonable amount of time to “warn” cyclists/motor vehicles that the lane narrows.
We are extremely surprised that the Planning & Regeneration Department at Birmingham City Council did not foresee this issue and those necessary steps were taken prior to the implementation of the alterations to the road.
When roads are especially narrow, drivers have to “negotiate” and gingerly interact with one another. The theory that narrowing roads is an improvement for pedestrians may have been the Council’s initial intention. However, the reality of the subjective experience of cycling or driving on narrowed roads is extremely concerning indeed.”