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Birmingham City Council is consulting on more local links and cycle parking being paid for out of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution funds. On the whole, Push Bikes is keen to see any improvements to cycle facilities in Birmingham, but we do have concerns about some of these proposals.
Birmingham City Council is consulting on more green routes being paid for out of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution funds. On the whole, Push Bikes is keen to see any improvements to cycle facilities in Birmingham, and so these proposals are welcome. However there are a few points to be made about the routes on the plans, which we outline below. The links to the consultations are in each section. Please note that some sections have more than 1 consultation link in them.
Birmingham City Council (BCC) is consulting on a Road Safety Strategy with the goal of reducing the numbers and severity of road traffic collisions in Birmingham. This consultation is important because it will influence how our roads are made safer for vulnerable road users, including cycle users. The Road Safety Strategy states that BCC will be adopting the "Safe System" approach which is advocated by the World Health Organisation.
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.