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Concerns raised over crossing Blossomfield Road following works

Solihull Editorial 12th Aug, 2022   0

CONCERNS have been raised over the works being done on Blossomfield Road in Solihull.

In 2020 a cycle route was put into effect after Solihull Council was handed Tranche 2 Active Travel Funding from the government to make cycling and walking safer.

So far works have been done to create a cycle lane which have lead to complaints about cyclists being stuck behind buses or cars turning right and pedestrians getting off buses will have to cross the cycle lane.

However Solihull resident, Joe Seager, has raised concerned about the congestion and questioned the provision for elderly people to cross the road.

He said: “Traffic lanes have been designed so as to cause a great deal of congestion on one of the busiest roads in the borough.”

“A cycle lane is of benefit but as yet, too wide for the limited number of cyclists I have seen using the facility.

“For those of us living opposite the Solihull College, including elderly people, the provision made for crossing the busy road is totally inadequate.

“And the amount of traffic on Blossomfield Road will intensify once the large-scale development of apartments and a Care Home on land adjoining the College is complete.”

Councillor Ken Hawkins, cabinet member from Environment and Infrastructure, said it is a semi-permanent scheme and the Council will continue to listen to feedback, evaluate and monitor its performance.

He added: “We have already made a number of modifications based on feedback and monitoring so far.

“This information will be taken into account before a decision on a permanent scheme is made.”

To have your say on the scheme 0121 704 8000 or email [email protected].

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