Divert Broad Street Traffic onto Sheepcote Street in Birmingham
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Recently its been advised by the council that Broad Street is now closed for all traffic into the city included buses, bicycles, and taxis. Currently its all being diverted down Bridge Street, around onto Holiday St, and LEFT at the Queensway on ramp.
As many people may be aware there has been a huge delay in travel along these routes. I've also been advised from some its taken buses more than 30 minutes to get from the top of Bridge Street to the bottom.
Bridge Street is an extremely narrow road. Its currently got road works on it, residents in nearby flats, and 2 hotels also use it to access parking. Pedestrians are all now being diverted this way, and with so many buses there is a huge risk of an accident. It is also an advised cycle route with the National Cycle Network going up Bridge Street, and Holiday Street. And with Christmas soon to come more people are likely to be walking and shopping in this area. Emergency vehicles would also struggle accessing much needed areas on this road as it is so narrow and the buses and trucks take up more space.
Preferably all vehicles including buses, and taxis should be diverted along Sheepcote Road, along St Vincent St, and along Summer Hill Street. From here buses can easily access Paradise Circus Queensway. These proposed routes are much wider than Bridge Street, and some sections of this proposed diversion even has 2 to 3 lanes of moving traffic. There is also less pedestrians, and safety would increase on Bridge Street for pedestrians, and cyclists. Emergency vehicles would also be able to access those in urgent need much sooner with less traffic on Bridge Street.
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