Lozells Places for People

Closed 17 Dec 2021

Opened 18 Nov 2021


Places for People in Lozells aims to reduce traffic in residential neighbourhoods so that it is safer for people to walk and cycle, and nicer to be outside for children to play and neighbours to chat.

In many parts of Birmingham, residents find their streets are busy with traffic, particularly when people are taking shortcuts to avoid main roads. When traffic is reduced the neighbourhood becomes quieter, the air is cleaner, and the streets feel safer.

The principle of Places for People is that residents can continue to drive onto their street, have visitors, get deliveries, etc, but it is harder for people using it as a short cut to drive straight through the area.

The story so far

Last year, we designed a system of one-way and narrowed streets (using large planters in the road), which would make it difficult for cars to travel on smaller residential streets to cut through between Nursery Road, Lozells Road and Heathfield Road. Traffic on longer journeys now had to use the A34 Birchfield Road or the A41 Soho Road, and it would become nicer and easier to walk or ride a bike for short, local trips.

Phase one of this system was built in 2020, with one-way sections on Church Street, Graham Street, Anglesey Street, Hunters Road, Finch Road and Archibald Road.

What now?

We asked local people what they think of phase one, and looked at how the streets are working now, and have designed a plan for phase two of the project. We would like to know what you think about this new plan: what you would like to keep and what you would like to change.

The plan shows a system of one-way streets for motor vehicles (bikes can go both ways), a modal filter (planters and bollards in the road stopping motor vehicles from passing that point on the street) and some new pedestrian crossing points.

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This is a concept design proposal, which means that the map shows how the road system would work, but it does not include detail of exactly how it would be arranged (for example it does not show what signs would be needed, or where they would go).

A copy of the letter to residents, proposed design and supporting notes, as well as details about online and public drop-in events, are available at the bottom of this page.

Next steps

Following this consultation, we will create a final, detailed design for both sides of Lozells Road. That design will then be turned into an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO, the legal document needed to make changes on roads). The delivery of this scheme is likely to be in early 2022.


  • Teams live briefing session

    From 1 Dec 2021 at 18:00 to 1 Dec 2021 at 19:30

    We will give a presentation on the Lozells Places for People and give you an opportunity to ask the team any questions you have.
    Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lozells-places-for-people-teams-live-event-tickets-210965121357

  • Drop in session - The Lighthouse

    From 8 Dec 2021 at 16:00 to 8 Dec 2021 at 19:00

    Come along to chat with members of the team, ask questions and give us your feedback. No need to book, just turn up at any time.
    Location: The Lighthouse Young People's Centre, 100 Alma Way, Birmingham, B19 2LN
    This event may be cancelled should COVID-19 restrictions change. This will be an indoor event, and we ask attendees to be considerate of others and consider wearing a mask if talking to staff for a long time.


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