About the route
This route will provide 4.5km of two-way, segregated cycleway along the A34, joining Perry Barr with the city centre and linking to Newtown Wellbeing Centre. The scheme is part of our vision to make cycling an everyday way to travel in Birmingham, so that 10% of all trips in the city are made by bike by 2033. This scheme is 3.3km long and will cross two major traffic junctions (Newtown Middleway and Newbury Rd), which will be realigned and upgraded to include signals for cyclists.
Where possible, the existing footway will accommodate the segregated cycleway, or extended into the grass verge, whilst elsewhere, the footway will be widened by realigning the existing kerbline and carriageway. The relocation of bus stops, street furniture, lighting columns and services infrastructure will be required to facilitate the construction of the cycleway.
Some trees may be removed (between the Ring Road and Newbury Road and between Johnstone Street and Hatfield Road) to allow for the new route. These will be replaced in the local area in phases. Works where due to be completed by November 2018, however due to unforeseen Statutory Undertakers apparatus within the location of the works, additional diversions where required, which have increased the completion date to January 2019.
All dates are approximate and may be affected by site conditions.