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Midland Red
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1 of 9  Thu 28th Jun 2012 8:46am  
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I saw the headline about the hidden traffic camera catching out loads of drivers using a new bus lane, but when I saw it on TV last night, I couldn't believe my eyes They have actually made the railway bridge on Stoney Road one way for non-bus traffic Who on earth came up with this idea? And why? (I guess there is a rational explanation but I fail to see it!) Oh my
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TonyS
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2 of 9  Thu 28th Jun 2012 9:07am  
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You're right Cliff - this is total nonsense! It appears a few residents, living in Humphrey Burton's Road, complained because they felt this route out of town was becoming a "rat run". What they have really done is force motorists to navigate round by Central Six - and in the middle of all this, they are putting a pedestrian crossing right in the middle of the ring-road island! The big problem now is all the cars clogging up Cheylesmore so they can get out of the city. And what many people may not know is that cars coming INTO the city centre (which is still allowed) have TWICE totally demolished the "No Entry" sign (as seen from the opposite direction) because the tiny little central island is difficult to navigate. Buses, turning into Manor Road also have difficulty with this "central reservation" because they have to swing out in order to get round the corner, and this "island" is a major obstruction. What a mess!
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3 of 9  Thu 28th Jun 2012 9:17am  
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On 28th Jun 2012 9:07am, TonyS said: You're right Cliff - this is total nonsense! It appears a few residents, living in Humphrey Burton Road, complained because they felt this route out of town was becoming a "rat run". What they have really done is force motorists to navigate round by Central Six - and in the middle of all this, they are putting a pedestrian crossing right in the middle of the ring-road island!
And they also have to negotiate the Ring Road junction where traffic comes off Ringway St Patricks and the roundabout at the bottom of Warwick Road even before they get to the Central Six bottleneck! We used to live in Asthill Grove, from the station it was easy, Park Road, Manor Road, Stoney Road, home - imagine the difficulty now that would be involved Oh my
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TonyS
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4 of 9  Thu 28th Jun 2012 6:00pm  
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I see they have also "hidden" one of the new city-centre speed restriction (20mph) road signs behind a tree just before you get to this camera. That's another hair-brained scheme. a) How is anybody going to keep to that speed, buses in the city-centre certainly aren't, and b) How do they plan on enforcing it?
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TonyS
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5 of 9  Fri 6th Jul 2012 12:17pm  
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I hear on the radio this morning that some appreciative citizen of Coventry has ripped the camera of it's pole and just left the wires protruding!! Thumbs up (hopefully the power has now been turned off!) And has now been removed! Telegraph report
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6 of 9  Sat 7th Jul 2012 10:32pm  
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I must confess to having a chuckle when I read this, however that was not because of the camera being "removed". It was because the story had made national news, was in the Daily Mirror and referred to Cllr Harvard as "she". Lindsley Harvard is one of our very able ward councillors and most definitely male and I can only assume that the Mirror looked at his first name and mistakenly thought it was Lindsey Big grin
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TonyS
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7 of 9  Wed 18th Jul 2012 4:43pm  
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The Telegraph are reporting a THIRD accident (in three months) tonight at the new bus lane. A car ploughed into the signpost of the bus-gate in the central reservation. This contrasts with just TWO accidents near that junction in the last two years! HOW MANY MORE?
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8 of 9  Mon 9th Dec 2013 9:49am  
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It's a good fund raiser for the council! - link Oh my
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TonyS
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9 of 9  Tue 10th Dec 2013 11:37am  
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I can still see no reason whatsoever for putting a bus lane there. And "stealing" £430K from us drivers is disgraceful. When the "Friargate" work starts people should be aware that there will no longer be access from Manor Road to the Junction 6 roundabout, which will be blocked off! Buses and taxis will be allowed to cross straight over from Station Square into Park Road - where a new access is being created through the far end into Quinton Road (just how they are going to do this remains to be seen as the two roads are on very different levels!) The rest of us mere mortals will have to turn right out of Station Square into Manor Road, then left into Stoney Road, along to Mile Lane at the far end, turn left to the island, then left again on the Ring Road, just to get back to Junction 6!! Oh my WHY!!
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