Birmingham Connected Update – 26 July 2018

Welcome to the Birmingham Connected 19 July 2018 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:

Included in this update:

Summer travel

Birmingham is a busy place this summer, please plan ahead and think about how you travel. Our advice is:

  • Leave the car at home and travel by bus, train, Metro, bike, or on foot
  • Car-share with family, friends, or colleagues
  • Beat the traffic by travelling at quieter times
  • Avoid travelling by working from home

For more information about travel in Birmingham this summer visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk/summertravel. You can also visit our web pages to find out more about current and future road works. Previous Birmingham Connected updates can also be viewed.

Dartmouth Circus work package

From Friday 27 July (8pm) until Monday 30 July (6am) Dartmouth Circus (near Matalan) will be reduced to one operational lane only. These restrictions will be in place for the whole weekend 24 hours a day. Significant congestion is expected in the area, so please leave the car at home and travel by public transport, walk or cycle whenever possible. Alternative routes will be signed if driving is unavoidable.

Additionally, the Aston Expressway Underpass (into and out of city) will be closed overnight but open during the daytime.

Find further information about the Dartmouth Circus works package on our web pages.

Belgrave Interchange works

Overnight lane restrictions at the Bristol Road/Belgrave Interchange junction continue and will be in place from the earlier time of 8pm to 6am, Sunday to Thursday. This will mean noisier works can be carried out earlier in the evening, reducing disturbance to local residents.  Traffic at this junction continues to be controlled with temporary traffic signals. These works are part of the BCR A38 segregated cycle route from Selly Oak to the city centre.

Clean Air Zone consultation

Air pollution is linked to nearly 900 deaths in Birmingham every year. We are proposing a Clean Air Zone which means the most polluting vehicles must pay to enter the city centre. We want to hear your views, please go to www.birmingham.gov.uk/caz to have your say. This consultation closes on 17 August 2018.

You can also visit drop-in events taking place around the city. Forthcoming sessions are being held at:

  • Saturday 28 July, 12-4pm – All Saints Community Centre, King’s Heath
  • Tuesday 31 July, 4-8pm – Mere Green Community Centre
  • Wednesday 1 August, 4-8pm – Chris Bryant Centre, Erdington
  • Thursday 2 August, 4-8pm – The Fort Shopping Park
  • Saturday 4 August, 10am-2pm – One Stop Shopping Centre, Perry Barr

Park Safe Operation (#OpParkSafe)

West Midlands Police will continue to prosecute drivers who park dangerously. This includes vehicles obstructing pavements, causing traffic obstructions or those parked hazardously at junctions.

If you are travelling to Edgbaston for the England vs India Test Match (1-5 August) please note that the streets around the stadium are all residential and are subject to strict parking restrictions. It is also not acceptable to obstruct cycle paths or pavements. Please park considerately.

Vehicles parked on the footway adjacent to yellow lines can be reported to the council’s parking team. If there are no restrictions, you can report dangerous parking to the local police by calling 101, the non-emergency number.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution summer cycling programme

Are you keen to get cycling this summer? A wide range of FREE cycling activities is taking place across Birmingham. Find something for all ages and abilities by downloading our summer cycling programme or take a look at the online calendar.

Euston Station closures

Euston Station will be closed for three weekends over the summer while Wembley Junction is replaced. The closures will take place on 18-19 August, 25-27 August and 1-2 September. Find out more about Euston Station summer weekend closures.

Save the date and start planning!

15 August Cycle to Work Day

22 September World Car Free Day

October International Walk to School Month

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 www.birmingham.gov.uk/connected

Twitter: @bhamconnected or @bham20mph or @BCRbirmingham

Facebook: @bhamconnected 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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