Birmingham Transport Plan

Closes 27 Mar 2020

Opened 28 Jan 2020

Overview

The draft Birmingham Transport Plan 2031 describes what the city needs to do differently to meet the demands of the future.

The plan contains a set of principles that will guide investment in Birmingham's transport. This is needed to serve a city that is home to more people and create a better environment in which to live and work for everyone irrespective of age, disability or income.

These measures are designed to:

  • Reduce transport’s damaging impact on the environment supporting Birmingham’s commitment to becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030
  • Eliminate road danger particularly in residential areas
  • Connect people with new job and training opportunities
  • Reconnect communities by prioritising people over cars
  • Revitalise the city centre and local centres

Vision

The vision for Birmingham’s transport is for a sustainable, green, inclusive, go-anywhere network.

Safe and healthy environments will make active travel – walking and cycling – the first choice for people making short journeys.

A fully integrated, high quality public transport system will be the go-to choice for longer trips.

A smart, innovative, carbon neutral and low emission network will support sustainable and inclusive economic growth, tackle climate change and promote the health and well-being of Birmingham’s citizens.

Big Moves

Four “Big Moves” will work in harmony with one another to support the delivery of our transport vision for Birmingham:

Reallocating road space

The allocation of road space will change away from single occupancy private cars to support the delivery of a public transport system fit for a global city.

Transforming the city centre

The city centre of Birmingham will be transformed through the creation of a network of pedestrian streets and public spaces integrated with public transport services and cycling infrastructure. Access to the city centre for private cars will be limited with no through trips. This includes looking at different options for the central section of the A38 including re-routing it to an upgraded ring road.

Prioritising active travel in local neighbourhoods

Active travel – walking and cycling – will become how most people get around their locality most of the time. Cars will no longer dominate street life around homes and schools. A limit of 20mph will be standard on all local roads. Residential neighbourhoods and local centres will be places where people are put first.

Managing demand through parking measures

Parking will be used as a means to manage demand for travel by car through availability, pricing and restrictions. Where development potential exists, land currently occupied by car parking will be put to more productive use.

Download the draft Birmingham Transport Plan

Give Us Your Views

Events

  • Drop in session - Sutton Coldfield

    From 11 Feb 2020 at 16:00 to 11 Feb 2020 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.

    At Trinity Centre, Church Hill, Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1TF.

  • Drop in session - city centre

    From 22 Feb 2020 at 10:00 to 22 Feb 2020 at 13:00

    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.

    At Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB.

  • Drop in session - Selly Oak

    From 25 Feb 2020 at 16:00 to 25 Feb 2020 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.

    At Sense Touchbase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, B29 6NA.

  • Stakeholder workshop

    From 26 Feb 2020 at 08:30 to 26 Feb 2020 at 10:30

    A more structured events for groups and organisations, to include a presentation and Q&A session.

    Registration essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birmingham-transport-plan-stakeholder-event-1-tickets-89218509965

    At Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB

  • Stakeholder workshop

    From 3 Mar 2020 at 13:00 to 3 Mar 2020 at 15:00

    A more structured events for groups and organisations, to include a presentation and Q&A session.

    Registration essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birmingham-transport-plan-stakeholder-event-2-tickets-89219049579

    At Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB

  • Drop in session - Saltley

    From 4 Mar 2020 at 16:00 to 4 Mar 2020 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.

    At Saltley Methodist Church, 150 Alum Rock Road, Saltley, B8 1HU.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

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