Birmingham’s takes bold approach to road safety and transforming its streets

Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on a new Road Harm Reduction Strategy aimed at tackling the unacceptable number of road collisions in which people are killed and seriously injured. The strategy renews and reinforces the council’s commitment to Vision Zero – the campaign to eliminate deaths and serious injury. Consultation runs from 8 January until 5 […]

Birmingham’s Highways Private Initiative could be cancelled, says council

Birmingham’s Highways Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract, worth £50 million per year to the city, could be cancelled by the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt. The PFI deal would see Birmingham receive £600m over the next 12 years to upgrade and maintain the city’s roads, pavements and streetlights. However, it is now widely believed the government is set to […]

Birmingham City Council effectively files for bankruptcy

Birmingham City Council has effectively filed for bankruptcy, according to on-going reports. The council, which has been hit with a £1bn equal pay bill, had already announced a freeze on non-essential spending. It has issued a Section 114 notice – an admission that it cannot manage its catastrophic financial crisis without help, reports ITV. In a […]

City leaders unite to tackle road safety in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council leaders are coming together to work towards an environment where no-one is killed or seriously injured on its roads. This is a challenging but imperative goal that can only be achieved through ‘relentless partnership’ working, the council has said. “In recent weeks, several unacceptable acts of road violence have led to needless […]

Several partners working together to make the roads safer in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council and its partners have set out a vision for safer roads, prioritising people rather than vehicles in the city. The partnership includes Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Director of Transport for West Midlands and theregional Cycling and Walking Commissioner.  Chief Inspector Rebecca Barnsley, from the […]

Birmingham road workers share shocking stories in a plea to end the abuse they face

In the last three years, 465 incidents of road worker abuse have been reported in Birmingham. That’s why today, organisations and companies that work to improve Birmingham’s roads, have launched a new campaign Expect Respect – to urge the public to respect its road workers. The incidents include residents threatening road workers with weapons, such as machetes, […]

Birmingham council highways worker jailed after £1m fraud

A former council highways worker has been sent to prison for four years and eight months for stealing almost £1m from Birmingham City Council. On 15 December 2022 at Birmingham Crown Court, Tyler Evans pleaded guilty to one count of fraud by abuse of position and another of money laundering. Evans worked for the Highways […]

Modeshift STARS for active travel awarded to St Basils

St Basils, an organisation that works with young homeless people in Birmingham, has gained Modeshift STARS accreditation for its efforts to encourage active travel. Cllr Liz Clements, cabinet member for transport, presented the team with the bronze level award. The Modeshift STARS scheme is accredited to organisations that encourage their staff to take up more active modes […]


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