The Anonymous Widower

A Pedestrian Crossing From Hell

I could have labelled this crossing between Bordesley station and Birmingham City’s ground of St. Andrews, the worst I’d seen, but the pictures didn’t do it justice.

A Pedestrian Crossing From Hell

They don’t show how there was no signs, lights or a policeman on a road, where cars took the junction at well over the legal limit.  Two cars actually touched as I waited to cross.

But nothing will be done, as a proper solution would slow the cars.  And cars are of course kings in Birmingham, with only losers using public transport.

One day, there’ll be a serious accident.

November 4, 2012 - Posted by | Sport, Transport, World | , , ,


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