Bradford Street Pop-Up Cycle Lane: Experimental Traffic Regulation Order

Closed 3 Jun 2021

Opened 3 Dec 2020


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 Order

We have created a temporary ‘pop-up’ cycle route along Bradford Street in the city centre.

Birmingham City Council (Bradford Street, Bordesley & Highgate) (Cycle Lane) (Experimental) Order 2020

Download Birmingham City Council (Bradford Street, Bordesley & Highgate) (Cycle Lane) (Experimental) Order 2020 (opens in a new tab).

  • Creates cycle lanes on Bradford Street:
    • From Rea Street to Moat Lane (one way lane)
    • From Moat Lane to Rea Street (one way lane)
    • From Camp Hill to Rea Street (two way lane)

Birmingham City Council (Bradford Street, Bordesley & Highgate) (Traffic Regulation) (Experimental) Order 2020

Download Birmingham City Council (Bradford Street, Bordesley & Highgate) (Traffic Regulation) (Experimental) Order 2020 (opens in a new tab).

  • Creates areas of no waiting at any time (double yellow lines) on Bradford Street

This ETRO varies some content within an existing TRO:

  • Birmingham City Council (Digbeth & Irish Quarter, Highgate & Bordesley) (Traffic Regulation) Order 2020


  • Bordesley & Highgate


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


  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Travel