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Consultation underway on Birmingham segregated cycle route

Construction to begin later in the year

A consultation has been launched into plans to create a segregated cycle route between Birmingham City Centre and Selly Oak. The 2.5 mile route along the A38 is part of Birmingham City Council’s Department for Transport-funded £60m Cycle Revolution project.

In December, Birmingham announced that it was to scrap six planned cycle lanes in favour of two segregated superhighways. As well as the Selly Oak route, there are also plans for a similar project along the A34 to Perry Barr.

The Selly Oak route would see the University of Birmingham linked with the city centre and it would also connect with National Cycle Route 5 on Hurst Street.

Strikingly, the current proposals feature a cycle lane in the central reservation for one stretch with signal controlled crossings bringing cyclists to and from the side of the road at either end.

The Birmingham Post reports that the consultation closes on March 24. After reading and considering feedback, the design will be finalised and it is hoped that construction will begin later in the year.

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NPlus1Bikelights | 7 years ago

After Norwich-gate, be prepared for total abandonment / money wasting due to tree roots despite them being mentioned in planning.

Meanwhile in Norwich waiting to see how the new cyclists-have-priority-crossing side-roads on segregated cycle path works out (Newmarket Rd A11). Looks horrendously labour intensive & expensive for a bit of new low kerb, tarmac and cycle markings but they are trying.

SevenHills | 7 years ago

 Fine as long as we are not "forced" to use it. 

Not sure how it's going to go all the way to the city centre as the central reservation on the Bristol Road (A38)only exisits for the section between Birmingham University main campus and Priory road which is about a distance of less than 1 mile.

After that it is twovery tight lanes either way with no spare space at all. Hopefully these sections will involve something more tahn painted white lines and coloured tarmac. 

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