Cross City Bus Priority Measures

Closed 21 Mar 2021

Opened 22 Feb 2021

Feedback updated 30 Apr 2021

We asked

For feedback on bus priority measures in four locations in Birmingham city centre:

  • Margaret Street
  • Bristol Street
  • Newhall Street
  • Snow Hill Queensway

You said

289 responses were received. Opinions for all for schemes was positive; in all cases more people chose the top two ratings than the bottom two ratings when asked what they thought of the proposals (six point scale from '5 - I really like them' to '0 - I really dislike them).

A number of specific issues were raised, most frequently about car parking, congestion and the night time economy.

More details can be found in the summary report, below.

We did

Transport for West Midlands will be seeking to present the bus priority designs as presented within the consultation through the next stage of Birmingham City Council's approval process. This will be presented in May 2021.

Results updated 30 Apr 2021



As we work towards a low-carbon, clean air recovery from COVID-19, we need to make sure that public transport is constantly improving to make journeys quicker, easier and more reliable. Travelling by bus means less congestion and better air quality for everybody.

Transport for West Midlands, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority and Birmingham City Council are working together on four road schemes in Birmingham city centre which aim to improve bus travel. Hackney cab users/drivers, motorcyclists and cyclists will also benefit from these schemes.

In the West Midlands, the government has committed to fund a series of new bus priority measures. These schemes are the beginning of a journey to unlock and free buses from delays in the city centre and support the wider delivery of cross-city bus routes.

These schemes will benefit almost 40 million passengers per year, providing new bus only roads, junction upgrades and enhanced waiting facilities.

Use the map below to see the proposals, which are located on Margaret Street, Bristol Street, Newhall Street and Snow Hill Queensway.

  • Click the left and right arrows at the bottom to scroll between proposals.
  • Click 'learn more' at the bottom to read the details of each proposal.
  • Click on a feature (e.g. dot or line) to read more about that feature.

If you prefer, you can click the icon in the bottom right corner to open the map in a new tab of your browser, where it will fill the window and may be easier to use.

Alternatively, you can download a leaflet to read the same information about the proposals.

Detailed plans for the schemes can also be downloaded from the 'related' section below.

If you would like to hear more and ask questions of the project team, please register to attend the onine briefing at 6pm on Thursday 4 March.


  • Online briefing

    From 4 Mar 2021 at 18:00 to 4 Mar 2021 at 19:00

    Please register to attend the onine briefing at:


  • Bordesley & Highgate
  • Soho & Jewellery Quarter


  • All residents
  • Businesses


  • Transport (Including Walking)
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