Consultation: Broad Street Tram traffic regulation order

Having finished the tram line from Centenary Plaza to Five Ways along Broad Street, Birmingham City Council is consulting on the Traffic Regulation Order to finalise the traffic movements (including cycle traffic) around Broad Street. The new traffic regulations will ban cycling on two sections of Broad Street, meaning that it can no longer be used as a route for accessing the city centre from the Hagley Road direction - something that we think is a major step backwards for cycling in Birmingham.

Busy bus lanes for cycling on Digbeth High Street

Digbeth High Street next to the Custard Factory

For many years, Digbeth High Street has been an urban motorway, delivering cars into the very centre of Birmingham. While the area around New Street and the Bullring has become a commercial centre, with a welcoming environment, Digbeth High Street has stagnated with most people choosing to avoid the fumes. This is set to changed with the delivery of the Metro Eastside extension, which will eventually extend from the centre of Birmingham to the airport.

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