|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”:
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.
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