Alex Bowden February 21 2017
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.
For more details and to have your say, visit www.birminghambeheard.org.uk.