Birmingham Mobility Action Plan unveiled

By on 07/11/2013 in Leader, News

The Birmingham Mobility Action Plan (BMAP) presents a twenty year vision for improving transport in the city.

BMAP will reinvent the city’s transport system, meeting current and future mobility challenges, to facilitate strong and sustainable economic growth.

The plan will change the way that people and business think about travel into and around the city. By influencing travel behaviour and embracing technological change we will reduce carbon emissions and improve road safety and health for all citizens.

Sir Albert Bore, the Leader of Birmingham City Council, presented a draft version of the BMAP consultation document to stakeholders at a breakfast meeting this morning (November 7).

He said: “This is a transport plan, not for tomorrow but for over the next 25 years. We need an integrated transport system in Birmingham which we all need to agree on. This is why we are putting out this consultation document. Once this plan is agreed across the businesses and residents of Birmingham then we need to put in place funding programmes that will allow us to implement the plan over the coming years.

“This is precisely what countries such as France and Germany have done over the last 20 years, and which is why their transport infrastructure is so much better than ours. We need to do better in Birmingham and this plan will allow us to deliver a transport system comparable to other cities in Europe.”

A public consultation will follow as the council and partners seeks to agree a single vision and set of objectives with citizens and stakeholders, giving the city the best opportunity to secure investment for transport priorities.

BIRMINGHAM MOBILITY ACTION PLAN – Report for download

Sir Albert Bore’s speech at the BMAP launch – 7 November 2013

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  1. David says:

    BUT – if central government can afford to subsidise tram extensions in Nottingham and Metrolink extensions all over the Manchester metro area in a time of economic decline, then it can afford to do so in the Second City when, so we’re told that we’re back into growth. What central government do not see if that more people would be able to AFFORD to use a Birmingham-wide Midland Metro extension (integrated with new Park and Ride initiatives such as is being done in Nottingham) than use the elitist mode of transport referred to as HS2. So we’re having to makedo with guided busways….cheap and ineffective.

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