High quality transport provision is essential to the proposals for sustainable regeneration of Perry Barr, and will support the level of growth envisaged.
A much improved station facility and bus interchange will sit at the heart of the local centre. The scheme is currently being developed by Transport for West Midlands TfWM, with more detail expected to be available made available in the coming months.
Proposals for a Sprint bus rapid transit route along the A34 between Birmingham City Centre and Walsall Town Centre will form part of a wider Sprint network. This will provide a limited stop service with dedicated bus lanes which will provide priority for public transport through areas of congestion, making journey times more dependable for passengers. The project is also being led by TfWM. You can see more information on the initial consultation on the Transport for West Midlands website.
Improved provision for cyclists will make active travel more attractive. Work is currently underway on the first phase of the A34 cycle route coming north from the City Centre. This segregated two way route will be extended though Perry Barr centre and beyond to connect to new housing development, the Alexander Stadium, and beyond to Walsall.
The Council is currently working towards a preferred option for the highways in the area.
This would include:
- the rerouting of the Aldridge Road gyratory, and closure of part of Aldridge Road to most vehicles
- redesign of the Birchfield Road/Aston Lane/Wellington Road junction to provide a traffic light controlled (signalised) junction and surface level crossings
- the removal of the flyover and introduction of a new junction at ground level
A period of public consultation into the proposals is set to begin shortly.