Places for People in Bournville, Castle Vale and Moseley: 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 Order

We have installed modal filters in the Bournville, Castle Vale and Mosley, 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 (PLACES FOR PEOPLE LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOOD) (PROHIBITION OF MOTOR VEHICLES) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2020

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  • Prevents motorised vehicles from going through the modal filters on:
    • Franklin Road, Bournville
    • Oak Tree Lane, Bournville
    • Cosford Crescent, Castle Vale
    • Yatesbury Avenue, Castle Vale
    • Cambridge Road, Moseley
    • School Road, Moseley

BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL (PLACES FOR PEOPLE LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOOD) (TRAFFIC REGULATION) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2020

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

This ETRO varies some content within existing TROs:

  • Birmingham City Council (Various Roads) (Selly Oak) (General Traffic Control) (Consolidation) Order 2014
  • Birmingham City Council (Various Roads) (Erdington) (General Traffic Control) (Consolidation) Order 2012
  • Birmingham City Council (Various Roads) (Hall Green) (General Traffic Control) (Consolidation) Order 2012

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Bournville & Cotteridge
  • Castle Vale
  • 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