Thursday, February 09, 2012

Council about to start safety review of Kings Heath High Street

The Council’s Transportation Strategy department have informed me today that they are about to start a piece of work to look at road safety along Kings Heath High Street. Hopefully, the report will be complete by April.

The report has been requested following public concerns over the high level of road traffic accidents along the High Street in the last five years. The department intends to look at each accident and understand if there are any common patterns to the cause of these accidents and therefore if there are any changes that can be made to the High Street to improve safety.

Speaking with the highway engineers, I know that that they do not want to raise any expectations or fears that anything too highly radical will proposed. What they are keen to look at are tweaks to the High Street, where they can design out accidents. They also want to ensure that the High Street remains a vibrant and lively shopping centre.


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