Birmingham Connected Update – May 2018

Welcome to the latest Birmingham Connected update containing transport news and information which we hope you will find useful. Please feel free to forward and share this information.

Included in this update:

Late May Bank Holiday and half term travel

If you are travelling this weekend please check before you travel and plan your journey. With Birmingham Pride, The Biggest Weekend (Coventry) , Aston Villa playing at Wembley and a number of planned works on the road and rail network you may need to allow extra time for your journey. Make your journey on foot, by bike or use the bus, train or tram to help reduce traffic jams and make Birmingham’s air cleaner. More information about travel over the bank holiday weekend and half term can be found on the Birmingham Connected webpages.

HSBC UK Let’s Ride Birmingham 2018

On Sunday 10 June a FREE cycling festival will take place in Birmingham city centre. Bring your bikes, family and friends to enjoy cycling on a 5K traffic free route around the city. Click to register for your free places.

Bike Week runs from 9-17 June and Community Cycling Clubs across the city will be organising a variety of activities, including led rides, Learn to Ride cycle training and Dr Bike sessions. Find a Community Cycle Club near you and follow BCR Facebook or Twitter for information about activities.

Clean Air Day

Could you or your workplace get involved in Clean Air Day on the 21 June 2018? There are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health. Visit the Clean Air Day website to find out what you can do and to download free toolkits for schools, workplaces and communities. If you are planning an event, let us know and we can help to promote it through social media.

Key stage 2 teaching staff in Birmingham may be interested in attending a free training day entitled ‘Clean Air Day – Pollution Solutions’. The training takes place at Library of Birmingham on either 5 June or 11 June (8.45am-2.30pm). To find out more or book a place contact Lorraine Cookson on 0121 303 8779 or

Digital tools training session

National Express West Midlands is running sessions for seniors to learn how to use digital tools when travelling by bus. Sessions are on Friday 1 June and Friday 15 June 2.30-3.30pm at Google Garage 134B New Street, Birmingham, B2 4NS. To book a place, please call 0121 254 7251

TfWM public transport survey

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is carrying out research into transport barriers within the West Midlands.  As part of this they invite you to complete a 5 minute online survey to help understand more about your experiences using public transport. By completing the survey you can be entered into a prize draw and could win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers.

UK Mobility Practitioners Workshop

Birmingham City Council is working with SUMPs-Up European project partners to run a workshop for sustainable urban mobility practitioners. This is a free event taking place on 7 June at the MAC (Midlands Arts Centre). Click to register your place.

Privacy Policy

Birmingham City Council is committed to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and safeguarding your privacy. The Council’s full Privacy Policy can be viewed here. Should you no longer wish to receive information from Birmingham Connected please click here to send us an email. If you do not currently receive information from Birmingham Connected and would like to be added to our database please click here to email us.

Save the date and start planning!

Getting involved with these events is a great way to encourage your workplace or organisation to promote active and sustainable travel: 

With best wishes,

The Birmingham Connected Team

Part of the Economy Directorate of Birmingham City Council

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

Twitter: @bhamconnected or @bham20mph or @BCRbirmingham

Facebook: @bham20mph or @BirminghamCycleRevolution


We urge everyone to be vigilant and immediately report anything they find suspicious or concerning.

British Transport Police text 61016

Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321

In an emergency call 999

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