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226 of 229  Thu 3rd Jan 2019 9:05am  
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They're two images of the same stretch of the ring road - Ringway St John's In the first image it's looking towards Gulson Road, with buildings on Whitefriars Street prominent on the left The second image is the reverse view (towards where the first was taken from), with buildings in Short Street on the left of the photo
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227 of 229  Thu 3rd Jan 2019 9:14am  
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PS - if anyone wondered, like I did . . . Dystopian is the exact opposite of utopian - it describes an imaginary society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible. Thumbs up Guess that sums up the ring road for some Wink
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228 of 229  Mon 6th Jan 2020 4:53pm  
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Transformation ideas!
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Allesley Park
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229 of 229  Mon 6th Jan 2020 5:31pm  
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Papering over cracks IMO. Walking alongside such a heavily used road with heavy traffic can't be good healthwise. Plus it either restricts RR to one lane in either direction or turns it into a one-way. If you get an accident on it you won't be able to avoid it by sending people in the opposite direction - it's either go into city centre or divert outwards. Nice to see someone try to think a bit differently and make the 'concrete collar' more aesthetically pleasing but it doesn't deal with it's issues 1. The trunk roads leading into it that create the tailbacks, esp on the western side. 2. The effect of making the city centre 'cut off' from the surrounding area 3. Forcing traffic towards the centre just to go around it, creating congestion. IMO that only changes if you can do some or all of the following a. Complete the outer ring road between the A45/M6 around Allesley/Coundon Wedge b. Widen the trunk roads leading into the junctions c. Separate some of the junctions so some are dedicated to attaching to the ring road whilst others are dedicated to going into the city centre For aesthetic purposes the only options are an at-grade level roadway or pedestrian routes above traffic routes
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