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Congestion busting plan discussed
Councillors are meeting to discuss major plans aimed at tackling congestion in Coventry.

A traffic management centre would open in 2008 using 52 CCTV cameras to monitor traffic movements across the city under the proposals.

The controllers would then be able to divert traffic through different routes to avoid congested areas.

Bus movements would also be prioritised and information on parking and journey times provided at key locations.

'Smooth movement'

Councillor Hazel Noonan said: "This is good news for all road users and pedestrians alike.

"The adjustment of traffic and pedestrian-controlled crossings will play its part in the management of congestion by prioritising bus movements.

"It will also assist in the enforcement of regulations to enable bus lanes to be kept clear of parked cars and unauthorised vehicles.

"This will ensure smooth movement of traffic across the city's roads."

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