Old Church Road is narrow and twisty, yet some motorists see it as a good place to travel at speed and overtake. It would be nice if the Bishop of Birmingham could be persuaded to encourage people to walk and cycle along here. There is a gate at one end, but it is rotten and could be replaced with a half barrier gate, to create the required filtered permeability.
Alternatively a small corner of land at the gated end could be used to create a direct connection with Old Church Avenue.
Note that there is a school at the gated end, which of course encourages motor traffic. Improving the walking and cycling routes here would reduce the motor traffic.