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A4123: Pedestrians

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans her Department has to improve facilities for (a) pedestrians and (b) cyclists on the A4123 in Dudley and Sandwell. (204245)

Currently there are no schemes planned in the 2008-09 financial year to improve the facilities already available for pedestrians and cyclists on the A4123. A scheme identified for future consideration is the improvement of pedestrian facilities in the vicinity of Mason Street, Coseley but this is unlikely to be completed prior to the proposed detrunking of this route.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the risk of accident to (a) pedestrians and (b) cyclists on the A4123 in Dudley and Sandwell. (204246)

There have been two formal studies carried out into the accident risk to pedestrians and cyclists on the A4123 in the last three years. These were A4123 Pedestrian and Cyclists Accidents Birmingham to Wolverhampton Safety Study (April 2005) and The A4123 Operational Review (January 2008). In addition a review of the needs of pedestrians under the Disability Discrimination Act has also been completed for the whole of the route. All resulted in schemes that have either been taken forward or are being considered for future development.