This will make it easier and safer for people to cycle in the city.
In August 2013 their bid for a Department for Transport Cycle City Ambition Grant was successful. They obtained a grant of £17million which they have topped from their own funding to deliver cycling improvements worth £24.3million.
This money enables the BCC to deliver the first phase of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution.
More information is available from: www.birmingham.gov.uk/bcr
Progress and Consultation
The BCC’s Birmingham Cycle Revolution team has issued the following update on this high-profile city initiative…
With £24.3m to invest in cycling in Birmingham in the next 2 years, The Birmingham Cycle Revolution team have been very busy. Here’s a brief summary of what’s happening and how you can give us your views on what’s planned.
Making main roads safer for cyclists
A number of key main roads in and out of the city will be improved in the next two years. Plans have been designed to create fast and direct routes for cyclists, with nearby, quieter parallel routes. These include:
- North West Birmingham:
o Holyhead Road, Soho Road, Soho Hill, Hockley Hill, Great Hampton Street, Constitution Hill and Old Snow Hill;
o Parallel routes serving the City Hospital, Winson Green and All Saints areas;
- South West Birmingham:
o A435 Alcester Road;
o Parallel routes serving Billesley Common and Woodstock/Woodlands Road areas;
o A38 Bristol Street / A4540 Ring Road to Five Ways;
o Parallel route serving the University to City Centre corridor;
o B4124 Harborne Road; and
o Augustus Road parallel route.
You can find out more about the plans, which could have impacts on parking, loading and junctions in some locations, and give us your views at: www.birmingham.gov.uk/bcrconsultation
Consultation closes on Friday 15 August.
Reducing traffic speeds to 20mph in residential areas
We’ve been consulting with local residents on some pilot schemes for the introduction of 20mph speed limits in areas of Central South and Central East Birmingham. Slower speeds will make cycling and walking much safer for everyone.
More information is available from www.birmingham.gov.uk/20mph
Cycling Design Guidance
The City Council has brought existing cycling design best practice together in ‘Birmingham Cycling Design Guidance’. This will be used by highway designers and engineers to inform all the design work that is done as part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution.
You can have a look at the draft guidance and provide your feedback here
Bicycle the film
Birmingham Cycle Revolution has supported the production of a fantastic new film all about Britain’s love of the Bicycle. It was produced here in Birmingham. Find out where to view it and how to help publicise it at http://bicyclethefilm.com
As you can see, the revolution has begun! We look forward to keeping you up to date with the exciting developments still to come.
You can also find the consultations by using the BCC Be Heard website’s Find Consultations page and using key words of “cycle revolution” plus any others to focus the search and reduce the list of subjects found. See post https://brumcitycentre.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/be-heard-consultation-database/ of 15 July on this website for an explanation of the Be Heard website.