Lozells Low Traffic Neighbourhood: Experimental Traffic Regulation Order

Closes 19 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

This ETRO is part of the Lozells Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme, in which we have created a number of one way streets in the area, allowing contraflow cyclists. These one way streets reduce 'rat running' through the area, making streets quieter, safer and more suitable for walking and cycling.

The Lozells Low Traffic Neighbourhood 2: Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is also part of this scheme.

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

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  • Adds areas of no waiting at any time (double yellow lines) at junctions.

This ETRO varies some content within an extisting TRO:

  • Birmingham City Council (Various Roads) (Ladywood) (General Traffic Control) (Consolidation) Order 2016

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

Download BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL (LOZELLS LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOOD) (ONE-WAY TRAFFIC) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2020 (opens in a new tab).

  • Creates one-way streets:
    • Archibald Road from Carlyle Road to Lozells Road (cyclists allowed to travel in both directions)
    • Finch Road from Church Street to Archibald Road (cyclists allowed to travel in both directions)
    • Graham Street from Church Street to Anglesey Street (cyclists allowed to travel in both directions)
    • Anglesey Street from Graham Street to Nursery Road (cyclists allowed to travel in both directions)
    • Church Street from Nursery Road to Graham Street
    • Hunters Road from Weston Road to Villa Road

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Bordesley & Highgate
  • Small Heath
  • Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East
  • Tyseley & Hay Mills

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