This page is closed for feedback. We will have considered and analysed comments received through this page, as part of the review of Emergency Active Travel Fund projects. Read review reports .
This project will continue, funded by Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund. Visit the new Kings Heath and Moseley Places for People page .
Kings Heath Low Traffic Neighbourhood is part of our new Places for People project, which aims to reduce traffic in residential neighbourhoods so that it is safer for people to walk and cycle, and nicer to be outside for children to play and neighbours to chat. In many parts of Birmingham, residents find their streets are busy with traffic, particularly when people are ‘rat running’ to avoid main roads. When traffic is reduced the neighbourhood becomes quieter, the air is cleaner, and streets feel safer.
The principle of Places for People is that residents can continue to drive onto their street, have visitors, get deliveries, etc, but it is made harder or impossible to drive straight through the area. Low traffic neighbourhoods are groups of residential streets bordered by main or ‘distributor’ roads (where non-local traffic should be) where through trips by motor vehicles are discouraged or restricted.
You can now see plans of the proposed changes in the area, including how the wider project area is broken down into smaller low traffic neighbourhoods. Most of the proposed changes are modal filters, that allow people on foot, bike or mobility scooter to pass but do not allow cars or other motor vehicles through.
An online briefing on this project was held on 24 August – view recording .Your views
We want to hear what you think about your street and your neighbourhood - What is good about it and what isn't so good? What could help fix any problems and make the area better?
You can also tell us what you think of these plans, including the proposed locations of modal filters. These will be introduced over the next few weeks as temporary changes on a trial basis (a condition of the funding is that the measures must be in place by the end of August).Trials will initially last for up to 6 months, giving an opportunity to see how they are working and to make any necessary changes.
We want to work with local residents, businesses, community groups and others to encourage difference uses of this space. We can also think about how any trial measures might be made more permanent, if this is something people want to see happen – this process should be shaped by the people who live and spend their time in these areas.
Use the map to tell us about a specific location (the Kings Heath project area is highlighted in blue) or use the form below to make general comments. You can add as many comments as you like, now and as things develop further.
Contractors will be on site installing these measures from Monday 14 September
Road markings and signs, including advance warning signs, will be installed from the start of the week. From Wednesday or Thursday the modal filters will be added meaning that motor vehicles will no longer be allowed through these locations. Work should be completed by Friday 18 September. Please note that this is an indicative schedule and may be subject to change.
Once construction is complete, we plan to run some ‘pop-up’ events in the local area - although we will need to arrange this in line with any guidelines and restrictions that are in place.