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Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
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Anyone else go through Edgbaston tunnel on the canal path near Five Ways regularly? The lights in the long tunnel have been out for weeks. I reported it to the council on 2 July using the number on…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Jun 24.

 

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Kim replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"A couple at the south end seemed not to be.  But there were enough to see by, which is the main thing. Maybe it's a work in progress?"
Jun 24
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"All of them? "
Jun 24
Kim replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"The lights were working this morning."
Jun 24
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Yes - I saw them on my way home this evening.  So what about the rest?"
Jun 22
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"After 30 days half the lights were turned on today: "
Jun 22
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Thanks, Shivaji. Someone also raised the issue at the Cycle Forum (which technically speaking was yesterday evening). The more people who contact their councillors, the more pressure is applied to getting the lights fixed. Needless to say my own…"
Jun 18
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"I have contacted Cll Sealey in Bournville including a link to the very useful piece on the Pushbikes site.  He responded to say:"I have asked my colleague Cllr. Huxtable for some assistance with your request as I know he has in the past…"
Jun 18
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Thanks!  "
Jun 17
Cookie replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Had the same problem with the Curzon St Tunnel which broke in 2013.  After being passed around between departments was told they are too expensive too fix!"
Jun 17
Kim replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Of course they don't have to fix the light bulb.  They could opt to run a wide segregated cycleway with priority at all the junctions down the Bristol Road instead."
Jun 17
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
Jun 17
Rob not Bob replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"belated response to this inane tripe, I work for BCC and I have not taken a day  sick in years, I have also not had a pay rise in three years and I will not be getting one this year. Like the majority of public sector workers I do a hard and…"
Oct 4, 2012
Kristan Webb replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Haha, I did the same thing on the way in, only you beat me to it! They also seemed to be clearing the weeds on the opposite side... so perhaps the tow path will be improved shortly! Kris "
Oct 4, 2012
Leon Lewis replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
":-) I usually just put my spotlight on - or take my sunglasses off!"
Oct 4, 2012
Jon Tutcher replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Hi Everyone, Cycling to University today and saw this (finally): "
Oct 4, 2012
david.cherry replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
" Due to economic conditions, the light at the end of the tunnel has been temporarily turned off."
Sep 26, 2012

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Jewellery Quarter
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Hybrid ladies Trek
About me
I started cycling to work in March 2012. Much better than the train - literally a breath of fresh air! I tend to use the Worcester & Birmingham Canal towpath a lot.

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