Consultation begins into city's new transport plan

By on 26/11/2013 in Leader, News

Consultation has started on the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan, aimed at reinventing the city's transport system.

Launched earlier this month BMAP presents a twenty year vision for improving transport in the city and supporting strong and sustainable economic growth.

People are encouraged to complete an online questionnaire or view the consultation documents at their local library.

There are also a number of drop-in sessions starting on Monday 2 December at venues across the city.

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

Launching the plan Sir Albert Bore 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.”

For information, consultation documents and online questionnaires visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/bmap

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