Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan
The Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan, sets out plans for a wide range of emergency measures to support walking, cycling and public transport throughout the city, in light of the impact of COVID-19.
The plan prioritises and accelerates some of the measures that were outlined in the draft Birmingham Transport Plan consulted on earlier this year. Proposals are organised around the same four “big moves”:
- Reallocating road space – to support the creation of safe space for walking, cycling and social distancing while maintaining public transport provision.
- Transforming the city centre – through the creation of walking and cycling routes alongside public transport services and limited access for private cars.
- Prioritising active travel in local neighbourhoods – so that walking and cycling is the way most people get around their local area most of the time and these become places where people are put first, creating stronger communities.
- Managing demand through parking measures – where land and space currently occupied by car parking is repurposed for walking, cycling and social distancing.
This Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan does not replace a full and final Birmingham Transport Plan, which will be published later in 2020.