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The council is consulting on improving cycle parking around the city. This scheme is jointly funded from Capital Programme and Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) Department for Transport fund. Approximately 42 locations have been identified within 19 wards. The scheme will deliver parking facilities along BCR Main Corridors of A47 Parkway, Alcester Road, Bristol Street, Lichfield Road, Soho Road and other key routes at additional locations of strong demand. The locations are presented on the Overview Map and details of sites are provided in the Site Details Overview table.
This consultation seeks views on draft plans to improve air quality. The Government’s primary driver for action on air quality is the impact it can have on health and the environment. A cleaner, healthier environment benefits people and the economy.
The plans set out actions being planned or implemented at local, regional and national levels to meet the annual and hourly EU limit values for nitrogen dioxide in the shortest possible time.
Birmingham City Council has developed a new Road Safety Strategy with support from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Giving people the confidence to choose walking and cycling as their preferred way of getting around is vital. The Road Safety Strategy describes our plans to create safer roads, safer people and safer vehicles. Cyclists are identified as one of the key ‘vulnerable road users’ within the strategy, and we are especially keen to hear their views.
There are two important strategic consultations going on at the moment: Birmingham City Council's (BCC) Road Safety Strategy consultation as part of the Birmingham Connected project; and the new West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority's (WM ITA) consultation on their Strategic Transport Plan - 'Movement for Growth'. These consultations are both finishing in October, with the BCC Road Safety consultation
Back in June we reported that planning applications for student accommodation in Birmingham were saying that Birmingham City Council (BCC) planning officers were permitting them to provide fewer cycle parking spaces than BCC planning guidelines called for.
Edgbaston Tunnel Lighting to be Replaced in Early September
Ever since the lights went out in Edgbaston Tunnel earlier this year I've been relentlessly emailing various councillors (especially Tahir Ali) asking for the lights to be fixed. I'm pleased to say that the lights are now scheduled to be completely replaced with modern lighting, hopefully in the first half of September, though this is dependent on materials and the CRT pontoon arriving on time.