Birmingham Connected Extra – Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan and Travel Planning Webinar

Transport and travel news and advice, plus events in the city.

14 May 2020

Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan

Today, we have published our Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan, outlining plans for a wide range of measures to support walking, cycling and public transport throughout the city, in light of the impact of COVID-19. It also sets out the short, medium and longer-term actions we can take to enable a low carbon, clean air recovery from COVID-19.

The plan prioritises and accelerates some of the measures that were outlined in the draft Birmingham Transport Plan, with a full Birmingham Transport Plan still due to be published later in 2020. Proposals are organised around the same four “big moves”:

  • Reallocating road space – to support the creation of safe space for walking, cycling and social distancing while maintaining public transport provision.
  • Transforming the city centre – through the creation of walking and cycling routes alongside public transport services and limited access for private cars.
  • Prioritising active travel in local neighbourhoods – so that walking and cycling is the way most people get around their local area most of the time and these become places where people are put first, creating stronger communities.
  • Managing demand through parking measures – where land and space currently occupied by car parking is repurposed for walking, cycling and social distancing.

We have already begun working on creating more space for people on Kings Heath and Erdington high streets through the removal of some on street parking, which has been well received by the local community.

Download the plan from www.birmingham.gov.uk/emergencytransportplan.

Webinar on Workplace Travel Plans

Next Wednesday we will be hosting a free webinar entitled Workplace Travel Plans; what are they? And why now?

This webinar will help you understand what a Workplace Travel Plan is, how to implement an effective Travel Plan and the benefits for your workplace, staff, the wider community and the environment. Birmingham City Council is supporting businesses and organisations to create a Travel Plan using the online platform, Modeshift STARS.

We will look at how this can work for you and how your workplace can be rewarded for encouraging active and sustainable travel. We will also look at why now is a good time to create a Travel Plan, highlighting some of the measures you can put in place to support staff working at home or returning to the workplace and what Birmingham City Council is doing to enable a low-carbon recovery from lockdown through our Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan.

Please register for this free event via Eventbrite.

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