Birmingham Cycle Revolution - Cycle Parking 2017

Closed 1 Dec 2017

Opened 23 Oct 2017

Feedback Updated 17 Apr 2018

We Asked

As part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) we consulted on the first tranche of proposed cycle parking within the City Centre; focussed on the Colmore Business Improvement District area.

This would support the other measures proposed within the BCR that would be creating key cycle routes along two of the City’s major arterial roads.

The proposal would see new cycle parking on; Colmore Row; Church Street; Bull Street; Church Street; Snow Hill Station; Newhall Street; Whittall Street and Steelhouse Lane.

You Said

The proposed interventions are overwhelmingly a step in the right direction, but not particularly ambitious. General support for cycle parking in Snow Hill station as it is very useful for stations to provide for cyclists who may want to leave their bikes at the station.

Proposed 'M' stands and car bike ports provide a limited level of security and are unlikely to represent an attractive proposition for long-stay users (i.e. commuters in neighbouring offices).  Consider providing a more secure facility in the heart of the BID for regular commuters (e.g. cycle hub, hangers etc.)

Concern that the cycle parking is not sufficiently overlooked (raising safety and security issues) or convenient to any particular destinations.

As a keen cyclist, I think it is important to have plenty of good quality cycle parking in the city centre. So I welcome these plans and fully support them. The suggested location would be very good as it is undercover and fairly secure and near to the ticket office and accessible from Livery Street.

We Did

The overall responses to the proposals were positive with the respondents welcoming the new provision. The proposed cycle parking has therefore generally been installed.

The current proposals are limited at this time to increasing the provision of cycle parking on street which is more suitable for the short term stay. More secure (enclosed and lockable) facilities more suitable for commuters will require a funded revenue stream to operate and maintain the facility at this time BCR does not have revenue included to support this type of facility.

In addition due to the amount of redevelopment and regeneration currently proposed for the City Centre possible site are few and far between which are not affected in some way by the regeneration schemes.

With the assistance of Network Rail and London Midland it has been possible to provide cycle parking in Snow Hill Station.

There will be a formal launch event in May in Snow Hill Station.

The cycle parking is available for use and we are looking forward to the introduction of more during the summer.

Overview

Birmingham City Council has secured DfT Cycling City Ambition Grant (CCAG) to deliver Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR).

The aim of BCR is to ‘promote sustainable travel options by increasing the attractiveness of cycling’, which will contribute towards:

  • Improving health & the environment,
  • Reducing car use,
  • Improving connectivity for households without a car,
  • Benefit pedestrians, public transport users and road safety.

Alongside the provision of cycle schemes predominately along the City’s major arterial roads and network of local routes along minor roads there is also the opportunity to look at the provision of additional cycle infrastructure measures such as cycle parking.

This consultation relates to proposed cycle parking in City Centre within the Ring Road area. It is anticipated that the installation of the cycle parking will commence in spring 2018. Please consult the PDF drawing document attached below for the details of the proposals. You can navigate the PDF by clicking on the drawing names on page 2 – in the frames – they will take you to a specific site or drawing.

If you have any comments on the proposed locations please forward them by 17 November 2017. If you have any queries with regard to the proposal, please contact the Project Manager, Nick Richards by email at transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk or on 0121 675 7325.

Following consultation feedback, the scheme details could change which may affect you. It is not always viable to consult on any future changes arising from this consultation. However, any changes made to the proposals will be posted on the website www.birminghambeheard.org.uk

Areas

  • ASTON
  • CITY CENTRE
  • LADYWOOD
  • NECHELLS

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Young people
  • Women
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • Men
  • Students
  • Visitors/tourists
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Age All
  • Businesses
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff

Interests

  • Citizens Satisfaction
  • Democracy and Participation
  • cycling
  • Children & Young People
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Sport & Keep Fit
  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • City Centre Parking
  • Travel