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Traffic calm bid on hold

RESIDENTS in Old Lode Lane are split over proposed traffic-calming measures.

RESIDENTS in Old Lode Lane are split over proposed traffic-calming measures.

Solihull Council has been looking to put the brakes on speeding drivers and suggested a number of options. But despite several collisions over the past three years, there were mixed views on the measures.

A new pedestrian crossing, a 20mph speed limit and raised junctions were the ideas put to residents.

While the majority of locals were in favour of the changes, others warned that it would hurt the homeowners and not the motorists.

Four hundred people signed a petition against vertical measures and a couple of organisations also raised concerns.

West Midlands Fire Service warned that the scheme could hit their response times, while National Express thought that measures might damage their buses.

The local authority decided to carry out further enquiries and put back the decision until later this year.

* Plans to introduce traffic calming measures to Lanchester Way have been green-lit. Road humps, table-top junctions and a pedestrian crossing will be introduced to the road, which has seen a number of accidents.

 

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