Funding secured for exciting Solihull automated transport project

Solihull Council has successfully secured £300,000 to explore how a new automated transport link between Blythe Valley Business Park, near Shirley, and the new HS2 rail station in Solihull could operate in the future. The desk-based feasibility study will consider all aspects of the technology required in order to provide a safe and reliable automated […]

‘Solihull Connected’ – Council seeks views on its refreshed transport strategy

Solihull Council has launched a six-week consultation on a refreshed version of its borough-wide transport strategy and accompanying delivery plan, known as ‘Solihull Connected 2023’. This updated strategy repositions the Council’s approach to transport over the next decade, setting out its vision for a multi-modal transport system that accesses all parts of the borough, supports […]

Solihull’s new active travel route shortlisted for national award

A new segregated route into Solihull town centre which protects pedestrians, joggers and cyclists has been shortlisted for a national award. The 3km Active Travel route along the A34 to Solihull town centre, incorporating Blossomfield Road, uses Department for Transport funding which was made available in response to the reduction in car use during the […]

£98m for Solihull’s transport network

More than £98 million has been provided to help improve Solihull’s transport network. The works including highway improvements linked to the HS2 interchange, new cycle routes into Solihull town centre, and plans to redevelop Solihull Station will be funded by the West Midlands City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS). The CRSTS, which is overseen by […]

Driverless shuttles introduced at Birmingham Airport

A self-driving shuttle is being introduced on roads around Birmingham Airport, transporting passengers and testing how Connected Autonomous Vehicles might be integrated into the area’s transport network in the future. Last year, Solihull Council became the first local authority in the country to purchase its own fully electric autonomous shuttle using a grant from the […]


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