Which roads in Birmingham are the worst for parking?

With the Clean Air Zone and rise in Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, Birmingham drivers are facing more restrictions - but which roads are worst for parking in the city?
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Like all cities Birmingham can often be a complete nightmare when it comes to parking. BirminghamWorld went to Birmingham city centre to hear people’s thoughts on where they feel are the worst spots for parking in the region and any advice they might have for motorists coming to the city

Zoheb says: “The worst road to park on. I’d say, if you know where this is - it’s called Dudley Road.  Mostly because there’s never any, let’s say,  traffic wardens or police officers,  so people just park wherever they really want to, really. The double yellow lines, all of them.  There’s a road that you can cut off on Dudley Road, it’s called Algernon Road. There’s people that park in the middle of the road, in the driving lane as well. They park in the middle.”

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Daighton says: “I’d say probably nearby Broad Street. There’s not many parking spots.  And I’d say mainly near the City Centre. You can’t really find anywhere.“

Kayleigh says: “Places that are densely populated, so the Alum Rock Road, Ladypool Road,  in and around Sparkhill, Sparkbrook.  Densely populated, poor traffic management,  overpopulation with cars.  Driving around the city is an absolute nightmare. 

“But, yeah, I think it’s more to do with density.  When you have families living in multi-generational houses, you’ve got multiple cars, so you can’t park in and around those areas.”

Recently, there have been an alarming number of reports of tragic road incidents in Birmingham. West Midlands Police has made a plea to the public, urging them to provide dash cam footage of dangerous driving, so far leading to multiple prosecutions. Given the current state of the region’s roads, would it be in people’s best interests to explore alternate modes of transportation?

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Daighton says: “I think it could vary.  You could get some people, other drivers, they might not be the best type of people - might not be the calmest in Birmingham. There’s not many spots, but you could get lucky sometimes.  I think it depends.”

Zoheb says: “I’d say it’d be a bit of a struggle, you know, like, let’s say in an emergency,  you’re in a bit of a rush to get to work,  school,  college,  all of that,  yeah?  And if you’re there and there’s people just parked in the middle of the road like that, you wouldn’t feel really happy about that,  would you? So, I’d say it isn’t really good, the parking in Birmingham.  I wouldn’t really call it good.“

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