As Christmas gets into full swing with the return of the Frankfurt Market, all indications are that the festive season in Birmingham is going to be very busy with heavy demands on the transport network.
Some important changes to walking and cycling routes, road lay-outs and public transport services also need to be taken into account.
From Sunday 15 November, the eastern arm of Paradise Circus between Great Charles Street and Paradise Street will close. All traffic will be re-routed onto a new road layout.
An additional measure affecting a section of Broad Street will also come into operation. Traffic leaving the city via Broad Street will be restricted to buses, bicycles and Hackney Carriages as far as Bridge Street; added to current restrictions, this means Broad Street between Paradise and Bridge Street will be closed in both directions to all traffic bar buses, bicycles and Hackney carriages. This measure will remain in place throughout the Christmas period to support the safety of pedestrians. It will then be reviewed.
There are some changes to bus services from the city centre to destinations including Harborne, Dudley, Oldbury, Merry Hill and Stourbridge.
Elsewhere in the city, some changes will also be seen as the Metro extension works between Snow Hill and New Street Stations draw to a conclusion over the coming months.
Visitors and residents are advised to plan their journey carefully and to use public transport whenever possible.
Full details of measures affecting the city centre together with graphics showing access for road users, pedestrians and cyclists are available at www.birmingham.gov.uk/connected