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Improvements to Pershore Road junction

We are planning to improvement the safety and efficiency of the junction of Pershore Road, Priory Road and Edgbaston Road, and to provide a cycle route between the new A38 Bristol Road cycle route and the National Cycle Network Route 5 at Cannon Hill Park.

Improving the junction of Pershore Road/Priory Road/Edgbaston Road

This junction currently provides access to residential areas in Edgbaston and Balsall Heath. Major employers and trip attractors in the area include: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Aldi, BMI Priory Hospital and Cannon Hill Park.

There are currently no formal controlled facilities to assist either pedestrians or cyclists when crossing the junction. Operation of the junction could be more efficient, and accessibility for public transport is poor.

Measures proposed include:

  • Crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists on all arms of the junction.
  • Widening the carriageway on Priory Road and Edgbaston Road to allow for pedestrian crossing facilities and to introduce a second right turn lane from Edgbaston Road to Pershore Road.
  • Widening the cycle feeder lane on the northbound (towards city centre) Pershore Road approach to the junction.

Linking the A38 cycle route and NCN Route 5 at Cannon Hill Park

NCN Route 5 is a well-established cycling and walking route, and is popular with both commuters and leisure users. The new Birmingham Cycle Revolution city centre to Selly Oak route along the A38, Bristol Road, is due to open in early 2019 and we hope to see good levels of cycling here too.

This scheme will link the two routes, contributing to a joined up cycling network.

Measures proposed include:

  • A new segregated two way cycle track along Priory Road and Edgbaston Road.
  • Controlled crossing for cyclists at Edgbaston Road signals adjacent to Edgbaston cricket ground.
  • Improved traffic signing, road markings and street lighting along the route.
  • Landscaping proposals including the planting of trees along the corridor.

The section of cycle route on the north side of Priory Road, between A38 Bristol Road and A441 Pershore Road is subject to the successful acquisition of a small section of third party private land.

Have your say

Our consultation closed on 9 November 2018; however you can read the proposals on our consultation website.

Read the consultation documents

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