Bus Priority Measures Hockley Hill

Closes 21 Jun 2019

Opened 21 May 2019

Overview

Lots of people travel to and in Birmingham city centre every day. We need to improve public transport to make it easy for people to get around and to reduce reliance on private cars, which cause unnecessary congestion and air pollution. We are currently working to create a clean air city, including the introduction of a Clean Air Zone from 2020. The main goal is to reduce the level of nitrogen dioxide in the city's air.

As part of the Clean Air Zone, a number of additional transport improvements including bus priority schemes have been designed on key transport corridors in the city.

Bus Priority Measures

While figures show good levels of satisfaction among bus users across the West Midlands, traffic congestion in Birmingham reduces journey time and reliability.

Bus priority measures, including bus lanes and bus gates, improve bus journey time and reliability, supporting people to change their travel habits by switching from private cars to more sustainable forms of transport such as buses.

Bus Priority on Hockley Hill

We are proposing to introduce additional bus lanes on the southbound side of Hockley Hill, Great Hampton Street and Constitution Hill for use by buses travelling towards the city centre.

The new lanes would run from the Hockley Circus junction with the A4540 Middleway Ring Road to Summer Lane. Combined with the existing bus lane between Harford Street and Howard Street, this will create continuous bus lane along this stretch of road.

Map showing location of proposed Hockley Hill bus lanes

There are three options for how these bus lanes could be implemented, mainly considering the effect on local parking and loading facilities.

Option A

 

Southbound (towards St Chads and the city centre):

  • 24/7 bus lane.

Northbound (towards Hockley):

  • 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm: no waiting.
  • 10am-4pm: some parking and loading facilities between Great King Street and Old Snow Hill, including sections of pay & display, loading bays & no waiting (double yellow lines).
  • 7pm-7am: no time limit restrictions or charge for use of parking and loading bays.

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Download detailed design map for option A (this is the same map as above)

Option B

Southbound (towards St Chads and the city centre):

  • 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm: bus lane.
  • 10am-4pm: some loading facilities between Great King Street and Old Snow Hill, including sections of limited waiting, no waiting (double yellow lines) and no loading and unloading (double yellow lines with yellow kerb markings).
  • 7pm-7am: no time limit restrictions or charge for use of limited waiting areas.

Northbound (towards Hockley):

  • 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm: no waiting.
  • 10am-4pm: some loading facilities between Great King Street and Old Snow Hill, including sections of limited waiting, no waiting (double yellow lines) and no loading and unloading (double yellow lines with yellow kerb markings).
  • 7pm-7am: no time limit restrictions or charge for use of limited waiting areas.

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Download detailed design map for option B (this is the same map as above)

Option C

Southbound (towards St Chads and the city centre):

  • 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm: bus lane.
  • 10am-4pm: some parking and loading facilities between Great King Street and Old Snow Hill, including sections of pay & display, loading bays & no waiting (double yellow lines).
  • 7pm-7am: no time limit restrictions or charge for use of parking and loading bays.

Northbound (towards Hockley):

  • 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm: no waiting.
  • 10am-4pm: some parking and loading facilities between Great King Street and Old Snow Hill, including sections of pay & display, loading bays & no waiting (double yellow lines).
  • 7pm-7am: no time limit restrictions or charge for use of parking and loading bays.

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Download detailed design map for option C (this is the same map as above)

In all cases, we are proposing that the vehicles allowed in the bus lanes are buses, taxis (this means Hackney Carriages or 'black cabs' but not private hire vehicles), motorcycles and bicycles. Emergency vehicles on a blue light call may use any bus lane.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Newtown
  • Soho & Jewellery Quarter

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Visitors/tourists
  • Local Residents
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups

Interests

  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Travel