Improving our cycle paths

Cycling in Birmingham is becoming an easier, safer and better way to travel for many more people in Birmingham.

The Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) programme includes the following improvements:

  • Over 50km of towpaths have been improved with an all-weather cycling surface (100% of Birmingham’s canal network), as well as improved access and better lighting at key points on the canal network. Find out more about our canal routes.
  • Over 25km of new or upgraded Green Routes through parks and public open spaces. Key schemes include Cole Valley Route, Harborne Walkway, Woodgate Valley Country Park, Sheldon Country Park/Hatchford Brook, Castle Bromwich Hall Link, Lyndon Playing Fields Link. Read about how to find a family friendly route map.
  • Four areas of the city now have 20mph speed limits on residential streets to improve road safety and cycling conditions.

Think BLUE, let cyclists through:

Birmingham Cycle Revolution A34 cycle route now open

The first of two fully segregated cycle routes in Birmingham is now open for use.

The bright blue two-way cycle route gives people a direct route by bike between Heathfield Road, Birchfield and Birmingham city centre. Cyclists remain fully separated from other traffic for the majority of the route, with dedicated signals at major junctions. Find out more about the opening of A34 cycle route.

Coming soon!

Work is due to finish soon on A38 cycle route – a 4km route from Selly Oak to the city centre.

If you're a driver, please remember to: Think BLUE, let cyclists through.

Where the blue cycle routes cross central reservations or side roads drivers need to give way to cyclists. Why not consider leaving the car at home and giving the new routes a go?

Download the Birmingham Cycle Revolution ‘Think BLUE, let cyclists through’ campaign leaflet and help us spread the word. This campaign is delivered in partnership with West Midlands Police.

Image showing new cycling route  Image showing new cycle route


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