Statement in response to Birmingham City Council’s Transport Plan

06 October 2021

In response to Birmingham City Council’s Transport Plan

Paul Fielding, Deputy Chair of Colmore BID and Chair of the BID’s Accessible & Connected working group, said:

“Colmore BID is in strong support of radical measures to improve health outcomes, reduce pollution and congestion and mitigate climate change in Birmingham. Since the BID’s inception in 2009, we have worked closely with Birmingham City Council on fine-tuning the measures in our District, to reduce traffic in the city centre. Schemes such as the Clean Air Zone and Snow Hill Masterplan are examples of collaborative working to achieve the goals outlined in the new Transport plan. 

“With an increased reliance on public transport, we hope that additional thought is given to the Night-Time Economy, which has suffered significantly during the Covid pandemic. 

“We all need to make climate change and pollution our business and we as a BID will continue to work with Birmingham City Council and partners to make the area safer, cleaner and greener for all.”