Birmingham Connected Update – February 2017

Birmingham Connected LogoThis is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.

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Birmingham Connected issued the following news on 15 February 2017


We would like to make you aware of the consultations below. Please share this information with colleagues or associates.

  • New cycle route – city centre to Selly Oak (A38)

As part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution we are planning to build 4km of two-way, fully segregated cycleway along the A38, linking Selly Oak and the University of Birmingham with the city centre. The consultation on details of the route and how it will fit into the existing street layout is open until 24 March 2017. Find out more and have your say online www.birmingham.gov.uk/bcr

  • New cycle route – city centre to Perry Barr (A34)

We will soon be consulting on part of the proposed cycle route between the city centre and Perry Barr, along the A34. Consultation is expected to run through March and early April. Click to find out more about this route.

  • On-street parking in Digbeth

The council has developed proposals for Digbeth to help manage on-street parking, encourage sustainable travel and make the area safer, healthier and less polluted. View full details of the scheme and respond to the consultation at www.birmingham.gov.uk/digbethparking

We also wish to remind you of the following road works:

  • M6 northbound carriageway (junction 7 and 8)

Highways England is due to begin maintenance on the northbound carriageway around junction 7 for Great Barr. Work is due to start on 20 February and complete by 13 April 2017. The work is taking place in the hard shoulder and lane one of the M6 northbound with measures taken to minimise disruption. Click for more information.

The public transport network in and around Birmingham is excellent. By using the train, bus or tram you will be helping to reduce congestion and make our city cleaner and safer. For great value tickets and passes as well as journey planning go to www.networkwestmidlands.com . As part, or all, of the journey more people are realising the many benefits of walking and cycling. If you sign up with BetterPoints you will earn rewards for walking, cycling or using public transport – it’s free and easy to join.

With Best Wishes,

The Birmingham Connected Team

Birmingham Connected is the vision for the future of transport in Birmingham, working towards a safer, healthier, greener city with a reliable integrated transport system which supports our growing population and economy. Find out more at www.birmingham.gov.uk/connected

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