Which roads Contacts are affected? For more information about the proposals contact: A4148 Red Route The Red Route Scheme will follow the whole Richard Banner of the Broadway that encompasses Walsall Senior Transport Planner – Regeneration town centre. Phase one will commence at the Walsall Council Arboretum Island and continue to the junction with the A34 Birmingham Road. Transportation Broadway North Tel: 01922 652437 The Red Route restrictions will be applied to Fax: 01922 623234 both sides of the carriageway. The plan E-mail: email@example.com below illustrates the area that will be affected www.walsall.gov.uk by the proposals. For more information on Red Routes in general: Rod Black Red Routes Programme Manager Tel. 0121 214 7907 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.westmidlandsltp.gov.uk/redroutes Proposals to introduce Red Route measures to improve the route for all users. 36839 04/08 Introduction What is a What is the aim of Walsall Council is proposing to implement Red Routes within the Borough as part of the Red Route? the scheme? West Midlands Local Transport Plan along the Red Routes are a method of ensuring that The A4148 Broadway is an important section A4148 Broadway. the most effective use is made of the road of the strategic road network in Walsall which space allowing improved travel for both is heavily used by a variety of road users. The proposals for the Red Routes network in people and goods. Walsall are being developed and discussions The aim of the scheme is to control the with local people will form the basis of the Red Routes use a package of measures movement along the route using Red Route consultation process. including road improvements and enforcement which will enable the traffic to dedicated loading areas for delivery move more freely and decrease the journey The purpose of public consultation is to obtain time for road users whilst also increasing safety vehicles where required. The measures are your views on the proposals so that we can for pedestrians. complemented by better enforcement of finalise our plans ready to carry out the works. illegally and inappropriately parked vehicles. This leaflet gives you a brief overview of the aims of the Red Route Scheme. These measures will help improve traffic flow and reduce congestion. Developments could also include improved and innovative traffic signalling and What are What will be the junction alterations where necessary. the proposals? benefits of the Red Routes use a package of measures to improve safe traffic flow. The most The measures initially proposed as part of the Red Route scheme are: Red Route? obvious of these measures are the red lines along the road edge, which are a Replace existing ‘yellow line’ waiting restrictions with new Red Route lines, The efficiency of the available road clear signal to drivers to say ‘No Stopping.’ signs and enforcement. space will be improved, helping to tackle congestion. Red Routes are not blanket ‘No Stopping’ Provide better enforcement to eliminate restrictions. The scheme actually illegal stopping and parking. It will benefit the environment, as pollution includes better provision for legal parking from vehicle emissions will be reduced as and loading. Make more efficient use of road space to traffic is allowed to flow more freely. improve traffic flow and journey times. People with disabilities will benefit from Parking for disabled people will be specifically allocated and well enforced provided where needed. Review pedestrian crossing facilities along Blue Badge parking places near shops the A4148 Broadway. and businesses. All of the proposals have been designed to take account of the various demands Loading and short term parking facilities and uses placed on the Broadway. will be reviewed and will be clearly marked with parking ‘boxes’ and signs.