Birmingham City Council has begun work on new traffic calming measures on Cock Hill Lane, Rubery.

Signage for the new chicanes was being installed today and Cllr Ian Cruise told us that the work should be completed by the end of the month.

Some local residents have complained for a number of years about motorists driving at excessive speeds on the road, which links New Inns Lane with Bristol Road South.

After speed checks identified that there was a problem, Birmingham City Council Highways department earmarked the road for the installation of chicanes to slow down traffic.

Cllr Ian Cruise said that he and Cllr Cartwright had been working on the issue for a number of years, along with local police and engineers, and that the move was good news.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. where the council finding this money from?????? I thought they were broke?
    I take it it will be built with cyclists in mind so it is cycling friendly….that will be a first for BCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. If it makes the road safer then it must be a good thing…but putting a chicane on a hill…i’m not sure it will.

    Something else for the council with no money to waste it on…heven’t they spend enough millions on dustbins and 20mph roads. One interesting fact about 20mph roads…since they were introduced in 2008 in parts of Portsmouth, both minor and serious accident rate figures have risen.

    Never mind…they can claim the money back by not signposting bus lanes then finning drivers who mistakenly drive on them.

  3. Just see where the chicane will be if anyone comes up the hill and rou d the chicane while some loon races down the hill it will be carnage. No way will the driver coming up the hill have good vision of the road.

    I wonder who does the highways planning at bcc. Stevie Wonder maybe?

  4. BCC have denied they are mad….so it must be true.
    Traffic calming studies show how terrible they are for vehicle emissions too.
    This project is up there with the bus shelter under a bridge.
    You couldnt make it up, but in BCC you dont have to.
    The M42 really really needs the tarmac that is wasted on these crass traffic calming schemes. Complete madness.
    The M42 has been going at a snails pace all week….no need for chicanes!

  5. These chicanes are a joke, in 16 years of driving, and regularly using cock hill lane in those 16 years, I have never even come close to having a head on crash until twice on different mornings last week, this was because of where the chicanes are situated on a curved hill with reduced vision because of residents parking vehicles on both sides of the road (im not blaming the residents) this I causes a problem because as with any calming measure people speed up straight after and if somone is coming down the hill quickly and the person coming up decides to go as it appears safe to do it is too late to change your mind and leaves you with no where to go and results in effectively an emergency stop with the possibility of collision with the on-coming car or the chicane obstruction itself, personally even though I dont like them I think a speed bump or two in this situation would have been not only a lot cheaper (those solar panels lighting up the signage at night cant have been very cheap!) But also more effective as you simply have to slow down for them, for me putting in the chicane has just added things for people to hit.

  6. i was really disappoint with how those in charge of both Northfeild and Longbridge designs haven’t thought about the community by increasing traffic flow and used the regeneration as a chance to get rid of the curbs,traffic lights and signs that clutter up our roads,especially if they are going to lower the speed limit to 20 more widely..

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