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Birmingham council will work with residents to improve LTNs

Birmingham City Council will work with residents and businesses to adapt and improve the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) schemes in Moseley and Kings Heath.

The council started delivered LTNs last year as part of its emergency transport response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The schemes in Moseley and Kings Heath have received a significant amount of feedback, with strong views expressed both for and against.

Following this, a dedicated project board will be created to oversee any future phases, including the continued development of travel plans to encourage walking and cycling and full public consultation on new designs.

Following a meeting with local councillors, Cllr Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council said: ‘Schemes like this are crucial if we are going to meet our ambitious target for the city to become carbon neutral by 2030, but change often leads to disruption and it’s important that we now listen to feedback as we work with the local community to get this right.’

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, the cabinet member for transport and environment, added: ‘We are working towards a common goal here – we all want cleaner air to breathe, better environments for our families to live in and improved quality of life for our citizens.

‘But we must work with communities to get this right. We now have an action plan to build on the successful aspects of the schemes and improve on what is already in place.’

 

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