Kings Heath Low Traffic Neighbourhood: Experimental Traffic Regulation Order

Closes 22 Apr 2021

Opened 23 Nov 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 installed a number of modal filters in the area, that allow people on foot, bike or mobility scooter to pass but do not allow cars or other motor vehicles through. These modal filters prevent 'rat running' through the area, making streets quieter, safer and more suitable for walking and cycling.

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL (KINGS HEATH LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOOD) (ONE-WAY TRAFFIC) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2020

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  • Changes the one-way on All Saints Road so that it applies between Sainsbury's rear access and Abbots Road, but not between Vicarage Road and Sainsbury's rear access.
  • Removes the one-way restriction on Bank Street*.

*ETROs allow for some changes to be made to the order during operation. Since making the order, the one-way order on Bank Street has been reinstated.

This ETRO varies some content within an existing TRO:

  • Birmingham City Council (Birmingham, A4540 to City Boundary) (One-Way Traffic) (Consolidation) Order 2019

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL (KINGS HEATH LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOOD) (PROHIBITION OF MOTOR VEHICLES) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2020

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  • Prevents motorised vehicles from going through the modal filters on:
    • Station Road
    • Grange Road*
    • Bank Street*
    • Silver Street
    • Highbury Road
    • Poplar Road
    • Colmore Road
    • Hazelhurst Road
    • All Saints Road

*ETROs allow for some changes to be made to the order during operation. Since making the order, the modal filter on Bank Street has been removed and the modal filter on Grange Road has been moved to a few metres east of its junction with York Road.

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL (KINGS HEATH LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOODS) (TRAFFIC REGULATION) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2020

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  • Adds areas of no waiting at any time (double yellow lines) around the modal filters*.

*ETROs allow for some changes to be made to the order during operation. Since making the order, the modal filter on Bank Street has been removed and the modal filter on Grange Road has been moved to a few metres east of its junction with York Road. The no waiting restrictions have been changed to remain around the modal filters in their new locations.

This ETRO varies some content within an existing TRO:

  • Birmingham City Council (Various Roads) (Hall Green) (General Traffic Control) (Consolidation) Order 2014

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL (YORK ROAD, KINGS HEATH LTN) (PEDESTRIANISED STREET) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2020

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  • Creates a pedestrian zone on York Road.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Brandwood & King's Heath
  • Moseley

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