Motor City Of Birmingham To Throttle Short Car Journeys – forbes
Carlton Reid Jul 27, 2021
Birmingham—once, proudly, the U.K.’s “motorway city”—has plans to reduce motoring by making motor vehicle journeys longer and inconvenient. At the same time, journeys by bus, bicycle and on foot will be made quicker, easier and safer.
The city will be split into “segments” and, rather than driving direct, motorists will have to use a ring road for all segment-to-segment journeys. The changes are required in order to achieve carbon targets, says Birmingham’s city council.
Birmingham must “build a future in which the car will no longer be king”, said the council’s cabinet member for transport and environment Waseem Zaffar, speaking two years ago launching the outline plans for the scheme. Firm plans were released today with the start of a public consultation.