Summer Travel Update – 27 July 2018
Including information about works around Dartmouth Circus and Belgrave Interchange, consultation on a Clean Air Zone, safe and considerate parking and summer cycling activities.
Included in this update:
- Summer travel
- Dartmouth Circus work package
- Belgrave Interchange works
- Clean Air Zone consultation
- Park Safe Operation
- Summer cycling programme
- Euston Station closures
- Save the date
Birmingham is a busy place this summer, please plan ahead and think about how you travel. Our advice is:
- Leave the car at home and travel by bus, train, Metro, bike, or on foot
- Car-share with family, friends, or colleagues
- Beat the traffic by travelling at quieter times
- Avoid travelling by working from home
For more information about travel in Birmingham this summer visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk/summertravel. You can also visit our web pages to find out more about current and future road works. Previous Birmingham Connected updates can also be viewed.
From Friday 27 July (8pm) until Monday 30 July (6am) Dartmouth Circus (near Matalan) will be reduced to one operational lane only. These restrictions will be in place for the whole weekend 24 hours a day. Significant congestion is expected in the area, so please leave the car at home and travel by public transport, walk or cycle whenever possible. Alternative routes will be signed if driving is unavoidable.
Additionally, the Aston Expressway Underpass (into and out of city) will be closed overnight but open during the daytime.
Find further information about the Dartmouth Circus works package on our web pages.
Overnight lane restrictions at the Bristol Road/Belgrave Interchange junction continue and will be in place from the earlier time of 8pm to 6am, Sunday to Thursday. This will mean noisier works can be carried out earlier in the evening, reducing disturbance to local residents. Traffic at this junction continues to be controlled with temporary traffic signals. These works are part of the BCR A38 segregated cycle route from Selly Oak to the city centre.
Air pollution is linked to nearly 900 deaths in Birmingham every year. We are proposing a Clean Air Zone which means the most polluting vehicles must pay to enter the city centre. We want to hear your views, please go to www.birmingham.gov.uk/caz to have your say. This consultation closes on 17 August 2018.
You can also visit drop-in events taking place around the city. Forthcoming sessions are being held at:
- Saturday 28 July, midday to 4pm - All Saints Community Centre, King’s Heath
- Tuesday 31 July, 4pm to 8pm - Mere Green Community Centre
- Wednesday 1 August, 4pm to 8pm - Chris Bryant Centre, Erdington
- Thursday 2 August, 4pm to 8pm - The Fort Shopping Park
- Saturday 4 August, 10am to 2pm - One Stop Shopping Centre, Perry Barr
West Midlands Police will continue to prosecute drivers who park dangerously. This includes vehicles obstructing pavements, causing traffic obstructions or those parked hazardously at junctions.
If you are travelling to Edgbaston for the England vs India Test Match (1 to 5 August) please note that the streets around the stadium are all residential and are subject to strict parking restrictions. It is also not acceptable to obstruct cycle paths or pavements. Please park considerately.
Vehicles parked on the footway adjacent to yellow lines can be reported to the council's parking team. If there are no restrictions, you can report dangerous parking to the local police by calling 101, the non-emergency number.
Are you keen to get cycling this summer? A wide range of FREE cycling activities is taking place across Birmingham. Find something for all ages and abilities by downloading our summer cycling programme or take a look at the online calendar.
Euston Station will be closed for three weekends over the summer while Wembley Junction is replaced. The closures will take place on 18-19 August, 25-27 August and 1-2 September. Find out more about Euston Station summer weekend closures.
- 15 August - Cycle to Work Day
- 22 September – World Car Free Day
- October – International Walk to School Month
This article was posted on 26 July 2018