Metro Tram Westside – The Details and Effects on Local Traffic

A review of the way ahead by Tom Willets, the Project Lead of the extension up to the west side of Five Ways island.

This is the definitive guide to current traffic proposals for the streets surrounding the westside extension.
Tom gave the presentation at the Birmingham City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (BCCNF) AGM meeting on 9 February 2019.

Tom is keen to receive feedback and to answer questions about these proposals. Please leave your queries and observations in the Add a Comment… area at the end of this post.

CONTENTS

Presentation Slides

Traffic Access Proposals

Broad Street Access and Servicing

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PRESENTATION SLIDES

Subjects covered:

• The End Goal
• Update on progress
• Utility diversions
• Canal bridge
• Proposed construction strategy
• Gas and Berkley Street reversal

View Tom’s presentation here.

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TRAFFIC ACCESS PROPOSALS

The diagrams below shows the current proposals for traffic routes in the area.

Unfortunately, these diagrams are very small and so need enlarging in the pdf viewer then using the + in the header bar to enlarge again then dragging to your area of interest – instructions repeated below for each phase.

Phase 1 Apr ’19 – Sep ’19

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Phase 2 Nov ’19 – Apr ’20

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Phase 3 Jan ’20 – Aug ’20

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BROAD STREET ACCESS and SERVICING

 – As Currently Proposed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Metro Tram Westside – The Details and Effects on Local Traffic

  1. Ewan Hamnett

    Hi Tom
    I am a retired GP tasked by the council to improve activity levels across BIrmingham- currently there is no doubt we are slowly killing ourselves because of the combination of inactivity ,obesity, pollution and climate change.
    To improve activity we need an environment that encourages that.
    The current plans for Broad Street have one error- taxis!
    All that is needed on Broad Street is trams/buses at either side, pavements laterally and a nice wide bike lane right down the middle to allow active travel into the city centre.As with the A38 cycle lane this would allow a decent bike commute in from Harborne and Quinton to the city centre linking the recent bus/bike/taxi lane along Harborne Road with a segregated bike lane on Broad Street at minimal cost.
    Taxis are not needed on Broad Street. We really don’t need the u turns sudden stops and illegal parking that will only impede free flow and lessen the attraction of what should be a landmark street
    If somebody is for what ever reason incapable of walking to their destination on Broad street then make the Broad Street section of the tram line free with access to the the trams from taxi ranks at either end.This also raises the profile of the trams.
    Very happy to discuss in more detail should you wish
    Best wishes
    Ewan Hamnett
    Champion for Physical Activity for the City of Birmingham
    Board member ukactive

  2. John McDermott

    Tom is keen to receive feedback and to answer questions about these proposals. I would encourage you to do so below.

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