On-street parking around the University of Birmingham and Birmingham hospitals
Recent expansions at the University of Birmingham and facilities on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site mean that more people are now travelling to this area. Together with new homes and an increase in car ownership, there are now significant pressures on parking in local streets. This can have a negative impact on access for deliveries, buses and waste vehicles, and on the safety of all road users. Many properties do not have private off-street parking, and so there are increasing demands on the limited supply of public on-street parking spaces. We are therefore proposing measures that prioritise parking provision for local residents in local streets, and improve access and safety of local roads.
We are working with the university and hospitals to encourage as many people as possible to make their trips by public transport, cycling and walking. Where this is not possible, we want to make sure that visiting cars are parked in appropriate places, with local residents having priority for the kerb space near their homes.
This work is part of the Hospitals and University Campus Masterplan, a key objective of which is ‘to reduce the demand for car based travel to the campus, and address the impact of congestion and on-street parking on the local community’.
We have identified a number of key locations where we think we can improve on-street parking for residents, these are shown in the image below. You can also download a copy of this map.
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