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Birmingham City Council

Red Route Benefits

  • By improving the efficiency of main roads congestion will be reduced.
  • There will be reduced journey times and improved journey time reliability.
  • The environment will benefit as pollution from vehicle emissions will be reduced as traffic is allowed to flow more freely.

  • A safer and more pleasant environment will be provided for pedestrians, which include improved crossing facilities along the route and at side road junctions.
  • An environment that better caters for people with disabilities through dedicated and well enforced Blue Badge parking near shops and improved pedestrian facilities.

  • Cyclists will benefit from advance cycle stop lines at traffic lights. These are a means of giving cyclists a head start at traffic lights.

  • Loading and short term parking facilities will be reviewed and will be clearly marked with parking boxes and signs.
  • It will allow buses to keep moving, which improves bus journey times.