Moseley Road & Alcester Road bus priority Traffic Regulation Order consultation

Closed 6 Jul 2022

Opened 15 Jun 2022

Overview

Transport for West Midlands, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority and Birmingham City Council are working together to improve the bus network across Birmingham, helping to make bus travel more attractive by reducing journey times, improving reliability and making bus travel safer. More people travelling by bus means less congestion and better air quality for everybody.

The A435 Alcester Road is one of the most congested corridors into and out of the city. We want to speed up bus journeys by introducing new bus lanes and making improvements to existing bus lanes on Moseley Road and Alcester Road, particularly through Balsall Heath. 

Following a consultation on the scheme proposals in late 2019, some of the measures have been revised.

This consultation is about the Traffic Regulation Orders (the legal documents required to make changes to the status of the road) associated with the Moseley Road and Alcester Road bus priority scheme.

About this consultation

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), by email to transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk or you can post a written objection to: Assistant Director - Transport & Connectivity, Place, Prosperity & Sustainability Directorate, 1 Lancaster Circus Queensway, PO Box 14439, Birmingham B2 2JE.

All responses must be received by 6 July 2022.

If you have chosen to object to the proposed orders, you may be contacted by a project officer to further discuss your objection.

If you have any questions about this consultation or need help understanding the plans, please contact transport.projects@birmingham.gov.uk or call the scheme promotor, Transport for West Midlands on 0345 303 6760 (option 2).

What is included in this consultation?

A Traffic Regulation Order, or TRO, is the legal documentation required to make changes to the status of the highway (road). This consultation is to make residents and businesses aware of the proposals to introduce, and make permanent, TROs on lengths of: Moseley Road, Alcester Road and adjoining roads.  All plans can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

A TRO is accompanied by a plan (map) showing the proposed measures visually

The TROs in this consultation include three types of change: traffic movements; bus lanes; parking 

Traffic movements

To introduce:

  • No right turn restriction from Moseley Road (southbound) into Cromer Road
  • No right turn restriction from Moseley Road (northbound) into Brighton Road.
  • No entry into or out of the service road at the junction of A435 Haden Way/Moseley Road

View proposed  movement variation plans

Bus lanes

To introduce and vary bus lane restrictions (with exemption for black cab, pedal cycle, solo motor cycle) on lengths of:

  • Moseley Road
  • Alcester Road

(all southbound bus lanes will be operational Mon-Fri 4.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. and northbound bus lanes will be operational Mon-Fri 7.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.)

To introduce a bus only restriction on an approximate 20 metre length of Haden Way - showing as Moseley Road on street (with exemption for black cab, pedal cycle, solo motor cycle).

View proposed bus lane variation and restriction plans

Parking 

To introduce and vary no waiting at any time and no loading/unloading Monday-Friday at certain times of the day on lengths of:

  • Alcester Road
  • Park Hill
  • Park Road
  • Louise Lorne Road
  • Augusta Road East
  • Edgbaston Road East
  • Trafalgar Road
  • Brighton Road
  • Cromer Road
  • Runcorn Road
  • Homer Street
  • Clifton Road
  • Edward Road
  • Lime Grove
  • Moseley Road
  • Haden Way
  • St. Paul's Road
  • Vincent Street
  • Upper Balsall Heath Road
  • Haden Street
  • Ombersley Road 
  • Sherbourne Road East
  • Belgrave Road
  • Belgrave Middleway
  • Highgate Road
  • Woodfield Road
  • Montpellier Street
  • Highgate Square
  • Upper Conybere Street
  • Athole Street
  • Highgate Place

To introduce and vary no waiting Monday-Friday at certain times of the day, no loading/unloading Monday - Friday at certain times of the day, limited waiting Monday-Friday at certain times of the day and maximum stay 1 hour with no return within 1 hour on lengths of:

  • Alcester Road
  • Moseley Road

To introduce and vary no waiting Monday-Friday at certain times of the day, no loading/unloading Monday-Friday at certain times of the day on lengths of:

  • Moseley Road

View proposed parking variation restriction plans

Areas

  • Balsall Heath West
  • Moseley
  • Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East

Audiences

  • Cyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups

Interests

  • Transport (Including Walking)
  • Travel