Lots of people travel to and in Birmingham city centre every day. We need to improve public transport to make it easy for people to get around and to reduce reliance on private cars, which cause unnecessary congestion and air pollution. We are currently working to create a clean air city, including the introduction of a Clean Air Zone from 2020. The main goal is to reduce the level of nitrogen dioxide in the city's air.
As part of the Clean Air Zone, a number of additional transport improvements including bus priority schemes have been designed on key transport corridors in the city. Between 21 May and 21 June 2019 we are consulting on proposals for additional bus lanes on the southbound side of Hockley Hill, Great Hampton Street and Constitution Hill for use by buses travelling towards the city centre.
Between 4 June and 4 July we are consulting on revised proposals for Sherlock Street, including a bus gate to allow only buses, bicycles and black cabs (Hackney Carriages) to travel away from the city at Gooch Street.