City Centre Segments: Colmore Business District


Thank you for your feedback. We are now carrying out formal consultation on proposed measures at https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/economy/segments . Consultation closes 10 September 2021.

Transforming the city centre is one of the big moves outlined in the draft Birmingham Transport Plan . We want to see a reduction in traffic and pollution across our city centre and to create more public spaces, making this a better place to live, work, relax and visit.

To achieve this, we are dividing the city centre into a number of segments , and the Colmore Business District sits at the heart of this.

Some temporary changes were put in place across different parts of the city centre last year to reduce the volume of through traffic and the dominance of vehicles on minor roads and make it safer for people to walk and cycle.

This included some locations in the Colmore Business District area around St Chads and Snow Hill, including:

  • introduction of a bus gate from A4040 Queensway onto Snow Hill Queensway and Great Charles Street Queensway
  • introduction of a bus gate from Weaman Street onto Colmore Circus Queensway - this has been temporarily suspended
  • restricting turns onto Lower Loveday Street (except for cyclists) from Princip Street and Cliveland Street
  • widening pavements to support social distancing outside venues on Temple Row, Church Street and Edmund Street
  • supporting Colmore BID to install 'parklets' outside venues on Waterloo Street, Church Street, Barwick Street and Colmore Row
  • We are now planning to improve and build on these measures and extend the benefits across a wider area, helping the city centre recover from the impact of COVID-19.

    Your views

    Through the Active Travel Fund, we have a real opportunity to continue transforming parts of the city centre. We want to work closely with residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to develop and deliver our vision for safer, greener and healthier places where people want to spend time.

    We want to hear from you on how these measures have worked so far and what else could be done.

  • What do you think about the temporary changes made last year?
  • What could further improve them or fix any current issues?
  • Where else in the area would benefit from improvements?
  • What would make the area better and encourage you to visit, walk or cycle more?
  • You can add as many comments as you like below, 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.

    City Centre Segments: Colmore Business District

    Further changes in Colmore Business District to improve public spaces and facilities for walking, cycling and social distancing.

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