As part of a town centre improvement project, Solihull Council is proposing to remove two controlled crossings in the busy town centre. One of these crossings is at the end of the high street at the junction of Station Road/ Poplar Road, where over 1500 buses pass through each day.
If this proposed development goes ahead, it will leave blind and partially sighted people in the very real position where they will have to walk out in to bus traffic. Blind and partially sighted people will not know whether they have been seen or whether traffic has stopped. This is causing a huge amount of concern for local blind and partially sighted people.
RNIB, Action for Blind People and Guide Dogs are working with MP for Solihull, Lorely Burt, on a campaign to save these crossings. Please join us in taking action by signing our online petition asking the council not to remove these crossings.
For more information and to request a print copy of the petition, please contact Rebecca Swift, RNIB Regional Campaigns Officer for the West Midlands, on 0121 665 4260 or at [email protected].