Clean Air Zone interim report provides evidence of impact on air pollution

Birmingham City Council has published an interim report on the impact of the Clean Air Zone providing evidence that the levels of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide are reducing in the city centre. This is its first report on the impact of the Clean Air Zone, since the launch of the scheme at the beginning of June […]

Modeshift Stars scheme continues to empower active travel across Birmingham

Birmingham City Council continues to encourage workers to reduce reliance on cars and commute sustainably: by bicycle, foot or public transport, via its Modeshift STARS scheme. Twelve more organisations in the city have recently gained accreditation through the Modeshift STARS scheme for encouraging their staff to take up more active modes of travel when commuting to work […]

Birmingham makes more progress with School Streets

Five more schools in Birmingham will benefit from School Streets next month.  The aim is to make it easier and safer for children to commute to school sustainably by protecting children from road accidents and pollution. Prior to making a Car-Free School Street permanent, The Active Wellbeing Society holds a day’s active travel closure on each […]

Birmingham goes ‘Big’ on bikes giveaway

Twenty of 500 selected Birmingham residents collected a free bicycle yesterday, courtesy of Birmingham City Council’s ‘Big Birmingham Bikes’ scheme. Big Birmingham Bikes is a city council initiative which aims to increase the health and mobility of those who do not have the resources to buy their own bicycles. Between January and March 2022, 380 […]

Balfour and Kier among those interested in restructured Birmingham highways contract

Tendering for Birmingham’s highways contract will start next Monday as the five week pre-qualification period will begin for the contract recently restructured by the newly formed Birmingham Highways and Birmingham City Council. The council reports a strong attendance at a supplier’s day last month, which provided a briefing on the contract. Consultants and contractors attending […]

Birmingham launches new Clean Air strategy: blue sky thinking for a greener city

Birmingham City Council has published its Clean Air Strategy for the city. The document sets out a clear set of actions, priorities and pledges that will enable everyone in the city to be part of the journey to improving the air we all breathe. The strategy aims to encourage a greater understanding of the types […]

Contractors lined up for Birmingham PFI highways work

Some of the top contractors and consultants are among the potential winners of the Birmingham PFI work. An open day next week organised by Birmingham City Council will see firms including Arup, Arcadis, Balfour Beatty, Carnell, Colas, Kier and Tarmac discover more information about the £2.7bn deal, reports Construction Enquirer. Prospective bidders will go through […]

Birmingham to receive £72 million in government funding for vital transport link

Birmingham is set to benefit from £72 million in government funding for essential maintenance work on a vital road link between the city centre and the M6, providing a huge boost to the local economy and ensuring the region continues to build back better from the pandemic. Following years of use and carrying 80,000 vehicles […]

Birmingham launches CAZ

Birmingham City Council has launched its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) today (June 1), which requires drivers of older cars, vans and trucks to pay a daily fee to enter the city’s centre. Restrictions apply to all roads within Birmingham’s A4540 Middleway Ring Road, except the ring road itself. The CAZ is operational 24 hours a […]


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