Further £1.3m boost for cycle improvements in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has successfully bid for £1.3 million of government funding to implement new safety measures to benefit cyclists and pedestrians.

The grant, which will be further boosted by a £200,000 contribution from the council to bring the total up to £1.5 million, will help fund new pedestrian crossing phases and signals, wider cycle lanes, improved traffic lanes and bus stop markings and the consideration of ‘early start’ signals for cyclists.

The scheme will be delivered as part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR), a £57 million city-wide project focused on making cycling an everyday way to travel in Birmingham, helping the city to become healthier, greener and safer.

Waseem Zaffar, cabinet member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been successful in our bid for this valuable funding, which will enable us to continue building on the work we are already doing to encourage more people to leave the car at home and choose other, more environmentally friendly ways to travel, whether by bike or on foot.”

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