Birmingham Connected bulletin - 5 June 2019

Information about proposals for the regeneration of Perry Barr, Bike Week, Brum Breathes and more

A34 Perry Barr Highway Improvement Scheme

Perry Barr will see unprecedented change over the coming years thanks to more than £500m of investment. This regeneration will deliver new homes, improvements to public transport, walking and cycling routes, new community facilities and public spaces. The area will also play a vital role in delivering the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

We would like to hear your views on proposals to redesign the roads between the Greyhound Stadium and Aston Lane/Wellington Road, including removal of the A34 Perry Barr flyover. Find out more and share you views on the A34 Perry Barr Highway Improvement Scheme before 19 July 2019.

You can also attend public drop-in sessions about the scheme at the Doug Ellis Sports Centre, Wellhead Lane, Perry Barr on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 18 June – 11am to 3pm
  • Saturday 22 June – 9am to midday
  • Thursday 27 June – 3pm to 7pm

Summer of cycling

Cycling improves physical and mental health, reduces pollution and congestion and makes Birmingham cleaner, greener and happier.
We've teamed up with Love to Ride to bring you amazing prizes for cycling during Bike Week and throughout June, including holidays, bikes, vouchers and more. Register in 1 minute.
See Birmingham from the saddle on traffic-free streets, enjoy stunt shows, music and fun activities for the whole family - book your FREE places for the fantastic HSBC UK Let’s Ride Birmingham festival taking place this Sunday (9 June). Please note that roads along the route will be closed to traffic for this event - plan ahead for travel.
Why not ride part or all of the way to HSBC UK Let’s Ride on Birmingham’s new blue cycle routes? Group rides will be setting off from Selly Oak (A38) and Heathfield Road, Birchfield (A34).

Brum Breathes

Clean Air Day, on Thursday 20 June, is an opportunity to find out more about air pollution, share information with colleagues and friends and take simple steps to help make the air cleaner for everyone. Find out how you can get involved. You can also come along to Birmingham’s Cathedral Square on 20 June (11am to 3pm) to discover more about reducing air pollution.

Events continue to take place for businesses and organisations impacted by the introduction of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ), with the next events being held at the Old Library in Digbeth on 18 June and 2 July.

A £10m Heavy Duty Vehicle Fund (coaches and HGVs) will help small and medium sized businesses transition their fleet to lower emission vehicles. Awards of up to £15k per business can help:

  • install retrofit technology to make older vehicles CAZ compliant; or
  • purchase or lease CAZ compliant vehicles.

Applications to the fund are expected to open in June/July 2019. Conditions apply.

More information about the CAZ is available at
Fleet operators and self-employed drivers will also find information to help prepare for the CAZ at
If you have further questions please contact us at

Five Ways underpass closure

To enable works on the next phase of Birmingham Westside Metro extension, Five Ways underpass is now closed to all traffic. It will remain closed until 2021. The area is busy and we advise you to plan ahead, leave extra time for your journey and use public transport, walk or cycle to travel when possible. Businesses in the area remain open as usual.

ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup is now underway and thousands of fans will be attending the matches at Edgbaston Stadium on the dates below. If you are travelling to the stadium or in the local area, we strongly advise you to use public transport, walk or cycle. Streets around the stadium are all residential and subject to parking restrictions which will be enforced. Drivers obstructing cycle lanes will also be fined. Please plan ahead. Find more travel information.
Dates for matches at Edgbaston Stadium, all starting at 10:30am:

  • Wednesday 19 June
  • Wednesday 26 June
  • Sunday 30 June
  • Tuesday 2 July
  • Thursday 11 July

Landor Street traffic restrictions

A section of Landor Street, Nechells, remains closed to traffic while repairs to make the railway bridge structure safe are carried out by Network Rail. The road is likely to remain closed until the end of July, however businesses in the area remain open as usual. More information can be found on the website.

Have your say

Hockley Hill Bus Priority Measures – consultation closes 21 June
Sherlock Street Bus Priority Measures – consultation closes 4 July
Rea Valley Urban Quarter – consultation closes 12 July
A34 Perry Barr Highway Improvement Scheme - consultation closes 19 July
Edgbaston Reservoir Masterplan – consultation closes 26 July
Coming soon – consultation on Birmingham’s Walking and Cycling Strategy.

Dates for the diary

8 to 16 June - Bike Week
9 June - HSBC UK Let's Ride Birmingham
20 June - Clean Air Day
1 to 7 July - Catch the Bus Week

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Article posted on 6 June 2019

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