No – Cotteridge hasn’t just gone Shared Space. It hasn’t even got much in the way of plant displays, and if you compare The Green at Acocks Green with a Cottteridge traffic island, well … Cotteridge also has more traffic than Acocks Green village. (And plenty of buses.) However, it is what Cotteridge shopping centre hasn’t got a lot of that struck us today. Here is a picture of The Pershore Road (A441) in Cotteridge, described on Wickipedia as ‘one of the major routes into Birmingham City Centre.’
Before anyone writes to tell us so, we hasten to add that there are guard rails in Cotteridge centre. However these are in a few short stretches. They do not overwhelm this busy main road and traffic island (four busy approaching roads) suburb in the way they do Acocks Green. Cotteridge is, again, a Birmingham Outer Circle suburb, with a traditional shopping high street, of roughly similar vintage to Acocks Green.