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Birmingham’s new Places for People programme aims to reduce traffic in residential areas so that neighbourhoods become quieter, the air is cleaner and streets feel safer for walking and cycling.
Over the next few months, we want to work with residents, businesses, community groups and others to create low traffic neighbourhoods across parts of Bournville, Castle Vale and Moseley. To start this process, we are introducing some early measures to demonstrate how this could work across these wider areas and to begin to establish some ‘People Places’.
We will be installing ‘modal filters’ to restrict through-traffic on certain streets. Residents will still be able to drive to their homes, have visitors, get deliveries, etc, but it will be made harder or impossible to drive straight through the area.
Work to implement these changes, delivered as part of the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, will be carried out this month. Measures will initially be delivered on a temporary trial basis for up to six months to support walking and cycling in light of the impact of COVID-19 as outlined in the Emergency Birmingham Transport Plan.
We have arranged a series of online briefing sessions about these plans for residents to find out more about what is happening on:
• Tuesday 8 September, 6pm to 7pm – Moseley
• Wednesday 9 September, 6pm to 7pm – Bournville
• Thursday 10 September, 6pm to 7pm – Castle Vale
The presentations and recordings of these will also be made available online afterwards.
Please email email@example.com to register for a session, and we will send you the meeting link. More information, including responses to some frequently asked questions, can be found at www.birmingham.gov.uk/placesforpeople.