This page is currently closed for comments. Thank you for all of the views and suggestions submitted so far. These will now be analysed and help to inform the next set of proposals to be bought forward for delivery during 2021. More details will be shared from mid-June and there will be further public consultation on any future changes.
Last year we introduced some changes in Castle Vale as part of our Places for People programme, 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 taking short cuts 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 still 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 roads where through trips by motor vehicles are restricted, for example by modal filters. In 2020, these were installed at:
We know not everyone is feeling the benefits from the first phase of this project and there is much work still to be done. We are committed to engaging with residents to hear about their experiences and to work together to find solutions.
Through the Active Travel Fund, we now have an opportunity to continue transforming our local centres and enable people to walk and cycle more. We want to work closely with the local community to develop and deliver our vision for safer, greener and healthier places.
We want to hear from you on how these measures have worked so far and what else could be done.
Use the map to tell us about a specific location in the project area (click on 'Have your say'), or use the form below to make general comments.
You can add as many comments as you like, up until Friday 16 April 2021.
The next set of proposals will be informed by your comments and suggestions and then, following public consultation, further changes will be delivered over the coming year.