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Have your say on the Birmingham Emergency Transport Plan

bike lanes Published: 11th Aug 2020

Comments and views are being sought on the Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan.

The Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan sets out plans for a wide range of emergency measures to support walking, cycling and public transport throughout the city, in light of the impact of COVID-19.

The plan prioritises and accelerates some of the measures outlined in the draft Birmingham Transport Plan consulted on earlier this year. Proposals are organised around the same four “big moves”:

  1. Reallocating road space – to support the creation of safe space for walking, cycling and social distancing while maintaining public transport provision.
  2. Transforming the city centre – through the creation of walking and cycling routes alongside public transport services and limited access for private cars.
  3. Prioritising active travel in local neighbourhoods – so that walking and cycling is the way most people get around their local area most of the time and these become places where people are put first, creating stronger communities.
  4. Managing demand through parking measures – where land and space currently occupied by car parking is repurposed for walking, cycling and social distancing.

Some of these projects in Birmingham form part of the West Midlands Emergency Active Travel Fund Package.

Have your say on the Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan.