Plans for 2018/19

Traffic and Parking Plans for 2018-19

In line with our proposed Traffic & Parking Policies, we shall continue with the unfinished projects and, if we can find the resources, initiate some further projects:

Residents Parking Schemes

The use of residents parking schemes and congestion charging are likely to feature in city plans for reducing traffic problems. We plan to set up a small team to research experiences, options and ‘best practice’ elsewhere.

Westbourne Road

With schools, BCU, the Botanical Gardens, EALTS and residential properties this short road is both congested and dangerous. There is insufficient space on the pavements for bus passengers to alight or wait safely in the large numbers necessary, and entering and leaving the various sites can be dangerous. We are looking to co-ordinate the many stakeholders to work together and with others to find better and safer solutions.

Clean Air Zone

We are currently monitoring air pollution and access the pollution data from BCC to assess the impact of the CAZ on the air quality around the zone.

We will assess in time the expected benefits of the greenery of the Calthorpe Estates to provide cleaner air for its residents.

We are also monitoring the rogue parking of outsiders on our streets brought about by the CAZ’s charges that these outsiders want to avoid.

Improving Traffic Flow, Reducing Congestion and Pollution

To initiate changes to improve current issues will require us to work with others. We are in touch with the University of Birmingham, the QE Hospital and Birmingham City Council directly to contribute to their projects’ masterplans:

  • Campus Expansions
  • New University train Station
  • Masterplan to reduce chaos caused by on-street parking by commuters, patients, staff and students associated with the hospitals, Universities and planned new Life Sciences park.

Preparations for the Commonwealth Games

Engaging with Commonwealth Games team to ensure transport plans for the Games deliver long-term improvements to Edgbaston.

Westbourne Road

Linking up with all stakeholders in seeking improvements to traffic flow and safety.

Improving opportunities for walking and cycling

Continuing Roy Watson’s work. We will introduce the concept of e-bikes to enable most residents to cycle about. We will also provide cycling routes on e-maps.

A38 Cycling Lane

We liaised extensively with Amey and BCC to ensure the reasonable views, concerns and objections to its redesign of the road network were listened to and taken into account.

We will monitor the issues arising from the new road layout by gathering the voice of the residents, then liaise with BCC to resolve said issues.

If you have any concerns about traffic and parking and would like us to help, please use the Contact form.