Transport for West Midlands and Birmingham City Council are working together to make Harborne Road safer.
For the last 12 months a bus lane trial has been in place on Harborne Road. Monitoring of the impact of the bus lane continues but so far shows:
•an improvement in bus journey times of up to six minutes during the morning rush hour
•no impact on other vehicle journey times
•no change in the number and severity of reported accidents
Although there has not been a significant change in the number and severity of reported accidents in the area, safety concerns about non-reported accidents have been raised by local residents, and the number of accidents reported suggests that some changes to key junctions would improve road safety.
Changes will be made at three junctions:
•Harborne Road, Chad Road and Augustus Road
•Harborne Road and Richmond Hill Road
•Harborne Road, Brook Road and Westfield Road
Further details of the proposals can be found at: www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/economy/harborneroadsafety/
Your comments to the consultation will be appreciated and if you would like to discuss the proposals further, you can attend the public drop in session at the White Swan, Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3TT on 16th July 2019 from 4pm to 7pm.