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AlanHo

Traffic and School Holidays

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I have to cross the A41 in Solihull each morning to buy my morning newspaper. We have lived here for 5 years and during that time the traffic levels have at least doubled.  The A41 is the main road between Solihull and Birmingham and by us is single carriageway.

 

Last week I was able to cross the road fairly easily (it was half term from schools) - but today it took me 4 to 5 minutes each way to cross the road  - even though being aided by being able to make use of a central refuge in the road dividing the opposing traffic streams.

 

The traffic is only crawling along at about 10 mph - but the buggers will not stop to let pedestrians across - even though doing so would not cost them any time in such slow traffic.

 

Today I made particular note of how many cars were taking kids to school at just before 08:00 am - in 4 minutes I counted just three.

 

Hence I am at a loss to determine why the traffic is so bad when the kids are at school, versus the drastic reduction in the number of  cars on the road at peak times when the kids are on holiday.

 

Answers in capital letters on a postcard please - the most plausible response will be rewarded by the knowledge that you have made an old and confused pedestrian very happy.

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If I was in your position I would make enquiries into the matter of having my morning paper delivered.  There must be more that just one newsagent in your ambit.

 

G.

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Not possible Geoff - the only newsagent who delivered papers in our area closed down 2 years ago. Since then, I have obtained the paper from the local Spa shop.

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It looks to me as though you are going to have another home removal to go through!!!!!!!!!  😢

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