Tag: transport

Making it easier to cycle as a commuter

By on 03/11/2015 in Blog, Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, blogs on the success of the Top Cycle Location project, as the first phase of the scheme is completed… Much has said and written about the Birmingham Cycle Revolution scheme since the city council landed its first grant from central government in 2013. Those that are aware of […]

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Document sets out key transport projects for city

By on 13/03/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A document setting out the transport and connectivity projects implemented in Birmingham over the next six years is set to be approved by cabinet. Councillors are being recommended to approve the Programme Definition Document (PDD) which sets out the Local Growth Fund (LGF) programme of projects which will be developed in Birmingham between now and […]

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Ring road improvement works go ahead

By on 25/02/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A works programme designed to improve the flow of traffic at some of Birmingham’s busiest road junctions is due to start in March. The improvements package – part-funded by central government – focuses on improving the flow of traffic on Birmingham’s ring road.  It is being delivered as part of the city council’s Birmingham Connected […]

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East Birmingham Prospectus for Growth launched

By on 24/02/2015 in Cllr Ali, Cllr Holbrook, Leader with 0 Comments

A strategy aimed at regenerating east Birmingham and improving opportunities for the area’s residents has today been launched. The East Birmingham Prospectus for Growth sets out the commitment of Birmingham City Council to deliver positive change through employment and skills, improving connectivity, and delivering growth. Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “These […]

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City motorists praised for patience and co-operation

By on 28/01/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s motorists were today praised for their “patience and co-operation†at the end of a challenging month on the city’s roads network. January has seen the introduction of a series of temporary road measures connected to the launch of the £500 million Paradise redevelopment in the city centre as well as the start of essential […]

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Motorists reminded of city centre restrictions

By on 08/01/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Motorists are being advised to plan ahead and avoid temporary road closures and restrictions due to come into operation in Birmingham city centre. From Saturday (January 10), the section of Summer Row between Lionel Street and Great Charles Street will be temporarily closed to all vehicles. A local diversion route will be signed and in […]

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Media Watch – Nov 14

By on 14/11/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Frankfurt Christmas Market open for business (BBC, Birmingham Mail, Free Radio) Tankards of beer, the sweet smell of roast chestnuts, and a singing moose can only mean one thing – the return of Birmingham’s German Market. Birmingham £4bn transport plan revealed (BBC, ITV, Birmingham Mail) Three new tram lines may […]

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Twenty year vision for city transport

By on 13/11/2014 in Cllr Ali, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Connected sets out 20-year vision for city transport A white paper setting out Birmingham’s 20-year vision for improving transport across the city is set to be unveiled on Thursday, 13 November. Birmingham Connected, previously known as the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan (BMAP), aims to make the city safer and easier to travel around by […]

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Media Watch – Nov 7

By on 07/11/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Black Country sets rivalry aside in alliance with Birmingham (Financial Times, Birmingham Mail) Leaders from four Black Country councils – Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall – and Birmingham City Council today made an agreement in principle to work as a Combined Authority in a move which will attract hundreds of millions […]

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Licensing scheme will benefit chauffeur companies

By on 15/09/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Councillors are being asked to approve plans to introduce a simplified licensing process for chauffeurs in Birmingham following a successful pilot scheme in the city. If given the go-ahead, the scheme would enable chauffeurs and executive transport drivers to operate in the city without having to apply for a private hire driver's licence, which would […]

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