Bradford Street cycle route

Closed 30 Nov 2021

Opened 3 Nov 2021


We aim to make walking and cycling everyday choices for local journeys and leisure activities, as part of a safe and integrated transport network for Birmingham.

In 2020, we installed a number of temporary ‘pop-up’ cycle lanes across the city, to help people to travel safely and actively during the COVID-19 pandemic. The routes chosen align with the Birmingham Walking & Cycling Strategy and Infrastructure Plan, which set out proposals for a city-wide cycle network. In many cases, these temporary cycle lanes included ‘light segregation’ from other traffic using plastic bollards.

Following a review of all the pop-up cycle lanes, we are now proposing to improve and make permanent the route on Bradford Street.

The Proposal

The new proposal is for a one-way cycle lane on each side of Bradford Street. The lanes will be separated from general traffic and from pedestrians, using a combination of level differences (the lanes are higher or lower and there is a kerb in between), lane separator units (the lanes are at the same level and there is a rubber or concrete kerb between them) and lines marked on the ground (the lanes are at the same level).

Bus stops will be built out, with the cycle route running behind them, to give more space for bus passengers to get on and off buses.

This cycle route links directly with the A45 cycle route to Small Heath Park, which we are also proposing to upgrade from a pop-up to a permanent route. Together, these will create approximately 2km of new segregated cycling facilities.

The Bradford Street cycle route also links with plans for Birmingham’s city centre segments (more information at

This project is funded by the Active Travel Fund  and is part of the West Midlands Cycle & Walk programme.

Cycle Lanes Consultation Plans

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Overview Plan

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  • Online Teams Live

    From 10 Nov 2021 at 18:00 to 10 Nov 2021 at 19:30

    Staff will present the proposals and be available to discuss them in this online session.
    Link to register for this event:

  • Drop in event at The Old Library

    From 23 Nov 2021 at 16:00 to 23 Nov 2021 at 19:00

    Staff will be available to discuss the proposals in The Old Library located within the Custard Factory. This event may be cancelled should COVID-19 restrictions change. This will be an indoor event, and we ask attendees to be considerate of others and consider wearing a mask if talking to staff for a long time. No booking needed.
    Full address: Zellig, Gibb St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AT.


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