Proposed Holyhead Traffic Management Scheme (South)

Closed 10 Dec 2023

Opened 10 Nov 2023


Residents have raised concerns about the safety of the roads in the area and have asked for the introduction of a one-way system to help alleviate their concerns and parking issues. The area does not meet the criteria for the provision of funding from the Local Safety Scheme Programme. A one-time-only fund has been provided to fund a scheme to address the residents’ concerns.

It is therefore proposed to introduce a one way system in the area that will include the following roads:

Carlton Avenue, Farcroft Avenue, Hamilton Road, Onibury Road, Regent Road, Rookery Road, Sandwell Road and Westbourne Road.

The direction of the one-ways has been determined by the best and safest access onto and off Rookery Road and therefore options to amend the scheme are extremely limited.

In addition, to support these and the existing measures already in place, it is proposed to install a 20mph speed limit on the roads.

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The proposals are intended to have the following benefits:

  • Roads will become less likely to attract “rat runners” short-cutting through the estate between Rookery Road and Sandwell Road
  • Parking for passing traffic will become less attractive, resulting in more road space for local residents.
  • Reduced speed limits will result in safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists, in accordance with Birmingham City Council’s Transport Plan objectives


  • Handsworth
  • Holyhead


  • All residents
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • People with Disabilities
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Businesses


  • cycling
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environment
  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Business
  • City Centre Parking
  • Travel