Residents are being consulted upon new designs for four cycle routes in Birmingham
Birmingham City Council is proposing to upgrade four cycle routes in Birmingham with new designs.
The are asking residents to give their feedback on what they think about the proposals.
The routes affected are:
The city centre to Small Heath Park through Bordesley Green parallel to the A45.
The Jewellery Quarter to City Hospital parallel to the A457.
Moseley to Cannon Hill Park
The proposals are to separate the cycle lanes from both general traffic and pedestrians providing a dedicated space for cyclists of all ages and abilities next year.
Lanes which are not separated by kerbs but are at the same level will become separated, either by newly installed kerbs or painted lines on the ground.
The routes forming part of the integrated cycle network throughout Birmingham
After the consultation, the council will review all responses and make changes to the scheme before detailed designs are created and implemented, in 2022, under a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).
This project is funded by the Active Travel Fund and is part of the West Midlands Cycle & Walk programme which was developed in partnership with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM).
The proposed cycle lanes in more detail:
One-way cycle lanes created on each side of Bradford Street replacing the current temporary two-way cycle lane.
Bus stops will be built-out with the cycle route running behind them.
City Centre to Small Heath Park (parallel to A45)
Approximately 1km of temporary lanes will be made permanent, from the city centre to Small Heath Park parallel to the A45.
Most of the route will be a two-way cycle lane separated from traffic and pedestrians.
Jewellery Quarter to City Hospital (parallel to A457)
About 1.2km of temporary segregated cycle lanes will be made permanent through the Jewellery Quarter and out to City Hospital.
The cycle route links with existing cycling facilities on the canal towpath and with planned improvements on the A457 Dudley Road.
You can have your say on the plans here.
Moseley to Cannon Hill Park (A38 link)
Around 0.8km of new segregated cycling facilities will be created, linking Cannon Hill Park with Moseley and this route will then link to the A38 Bristol Road cycle route.
The speed limit on Salisbury Road will also be reduced from 30mph to 20mph.
What has the city council said about the consultation
Birmingham City Council cabinet member for transport and environment, Cllr Waseem Zaffar said: “The four cycle routes will add around four kilometres of dedicated space for people on bikes, expanding our Birmingham cycle network, delivering on the plans set out in the Walking and Cycling Strategy.
“The benefits of increasing levels of cycling and investing in infrastructure are considerable, not only to individuals in terms of physical and mental health, but also to the wider community by reducing social isolation, improving air quality, addressing the climate emergency and expanding travel choices.
“I encourage everyone to take a look at these design proposals and get involved in the consultation: let us know what you think.”
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