Thursday, July 07, 2011

Moseley shopping centre left-turn and right-turn restrictions

I’ve been contacted by a group of residents who would like to seen the turning restrictions on the main traffic lights in the centre of Moseley removed.

The ‘no left turn’ restriction, on the Alcester Road heading out of the city centre, stops vehicles turning left into St Marys Row. Normally vehicles use the slip road in front of the Bulls Head public house to make this manoeuvre. When this slip road is closed once a month for the farmers’ market many vehicles make illegal left turns at the traffic lights.

The ‘no right turn’ restriction, on the Alcester Road heading into the city centre, stops vehicles turning right into St Marys Row. Instead vehicles have to use Woodbridge Road and the top-end of Church Road causing excess traffic and congestion on these roads.

My own investigations show that these two restrictions were introduced in the early 1990s, with little consultation, to ease the movement of traffic along Alcester Road.

With the ‘all red phase’ on these traffic lights, removing these restrictions would not cause any conflict with pedestrians crossing.

I would be grateful if you could let me know your views by filling in this survey at It only takes about 2 minutes, at most, to fill in. honest


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