A47 Pop-Up Cycle Lane: Experimental Traffic Regulation Order

Closes 10 Jun 2021

Opened 10 Dec 2020

Overview

As part of the Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan and through available funding from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund (EATF), we have made a number of changes to enable people to travel safely and  sustainably during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to build on recent changes in behaviour and enable people to continue walking and cycling more. Travelling by bike and on foot is cheap, improves your health, reduces pollution and cuts congestion.

Moving forward, we will look at whether these temporary schemes should be made permanent.

Ultimately, we know that Birmingham cannot sustain increasing levels of car use. We are facing a climate emergency and we have finite road space available. We need to enable people to travel in ways which are better for the planet and take up less road space per person or trip.

About the consultation process

Initially, we needed to implement these emergency schemes very quickly, which limited opportunities for consultation and engagement prior to delivery. We asked people for informal feedback, and we pleased to receive a high number of responses across all the schemes.

We are now in a phase of formal consultation on the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (the legal paperwork process for changes to the streets).

Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO)

As a temporary, trial scheme, this has been implemented using an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO). Under this, formal consultation takes place during the first six months that the order is in place.

During this consultation, you can make comments on the proposals or submit a formal objection (which must include the grounds for the objection). You can either make your response via this webpage (please provide your contact details as part of your response) or can post a written objection to Assistant Director - Transport & Connectivity, Inclusive Growth Directorate, 1 Lancaster Circus Queensway, PO Box 14439, Birmingham B2 2JE.

If you have chosen to object to the proposed orders, you may be contacted by a project officer to further discuss your objection.

Future consultation

If the scheme is to be made permanent, we would also need (as a minimum) to hold a consultation on a new, permanent TRO. It is possible for this to happen during the six month consultation on the ETRO, or after it.

The scheme and Traffic Regulation Orders

We have reallocated road space to create a cycle route on the A47 Jennens Road and Nechells Parkway, running from James Watt Queensway and the B4132.

(A47 Jennens Road & Nechells Parkway) (Cycle Lane) (Experimental) Order 2020

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  • Creates a two way cycle lane on the southbound carriageway of A47 Jennens Road, from Park Street to A4540 Dartmouth Middelway.
  • Creates a two way cycle lane on the northbound carriageway of A47 Nechells Parkway, from A4540 Dartmouth Middelway to B4132 Goodrick Way.

(A47 Jennens Road & Nechells Parkway) (Movement) (Experimental) Order 2020

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  • Prohibits left turn from A47 Nechells Parkway into Bloomsbury Street. Pedal cycles are exempt and may make the left turn.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • NECHELLS

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups

Interests

  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Travel