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New cycle routes

During COVID-19, cycling levels increased as people began exploring their local areas by bike. Those who were not previously cycling regularly began using their bikes on a daily basis.

In order to facilitate this, in November 2021, we consulted on making three temporary ‘pop-up cycle routes’ permanent and creating one new route for:

These routes were identified as priorities within the Birmingham Walking and Cycling Strategy and Infrastructure Plan and form part of the proposed West Midlands regional cycle network.

Consultation for these cycle routes closed on 30 November 2021. You can read the consultation summary report for each route on their BeHeard pages.

The map below shows the routes which have been completed and are available for use:

  • City centre to Small Heath (A45 corridor) - provision of light segregation and links along quiet streets and traffic-free paths to provide a safer parallel route to the A45 between the city centre (Bordesley Circus) and Small Heath.
  • Selly Oak local centre (A38 corridor) - reallocation of road space in Selly Oak local centre to create a two-way light segregated cycle route between Selly Oak Triangle and the Birmingham Cycle Revolution A38 ‘blue’ route.
  • City centre to Fort Dunlop (A47 corridor) - reallocation of road space, direction signs and other access improvements to connect the city centre and its Learning Quarter (including Aston and Birmingham City Universities) to Nechells and Saltley. This will also link, via the existing cycle route on the A47, with key employment sites at Fort Dunlop and Jaguar Land Rover at Castle Bromwich .
  • City centre to City Hospital via Jewellery Quarter (A457 corridor) - reallocation of road space, direction signs and other access improvements to support travel by active modes to City Hospital, Jewellery Quarter and city centre.
  • Bradford Street (city centre cycle access) - reallocation of road space to create a two-way, light segregated cycle route, aligned with the city centre traffic cells initiative (also being brought forward as part of the Emergency Active Travel Fund).

A map of schemes being delivered through the Emergency Active Travel Fund can be downloaded.

Download the map of schemes

Page last updated: 17 January 2023

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