Residents have claimed that new safety measures put in place at a notorious accident blackspot have made no improvements.
Over the past three years, traffic calming measures at the junction of Edward Road, Hallam Street and Lincoln Street, in Balsall Heath, have been met with disappointment from local people after years of campaigning to get drivers to slow down at the notorious site.
They began protesting nearly eight years ago after cyclist Asif Sindhu, aged 33, died in a road accident involving a car.
Abdullah Rehman, coordinator at Balsall Heath Forum, said: “The residents would enjoy further consultation, simple as that.
“They keep changing the junction but in reality have no idea if it’s going to work.
“We need to be consulted until the matter has been totally resolved.
“A young man died here a few years ago after being hit by a car on his way to work. He was only young.”
Local resident Sajid Afzal, aged 34, who is married with four children aged two, four seven and 11, said: “Somewhere down the line there needs to be a warning system – like a yellow or red box. Perhaps even some traffic lights.
“I have a young family and don’t send them out of the house alone.
“Even when I’m taking them to the shops I’m cautious as it’s a constant worry.
“It’s like death is lurking over their heads on every corner. Asif died on the corner after he was hit by a car.”
Another worried resident is moving due to the unsafe conditions of the road and also because he has seen his car insurance premium take a sharp rise.
Patrick Singh, aged 45, said: “I’ve lived here for five years and I’m moving to Yardley because my car insurance has gone up from £300 to £1,000 because of the dangers of living so close to this junction.
“I can’t bring my boys up here, it’s too dangerous.
“The problem has remained the same even though the junction has been changed.”
Sparkbrook ward councillor Tony Kennedy said: “The report shows the technical and safety reasons why we’ve done what we’ve done.
“What it seems to show is that there are less damaging accidents than what happened before, although people seems to think that there’s more.
“The changes were decided upon by the contractors and not done locally.”
Four years ago Mary Street Residents’ Association held a roadside protest urging drivers to slow down at the junction.