Congestion on a New Road

Congestion on a new road
Another afternoon on the Selly Oak New Road, and another bus is held up by congestion caused by private motor cars. New roads always fill up with new traffic. This has been known for many years, but the response in the UK has always to been to build new roads, not to find ways to achieve traffic reduction. Although there are cycle paths here, they are nothing more than white lines sporadically painted on the pavement. Although two way, they are too narrow to allow two cyclists to pass each other. Low quality, incomplete cycling infrastructure does not encourage people out of their cars.