After receiving a lot of feedback from Kings Heath businesses, the Kings Heath BID has arranged for an online consultation session with Birmingham City Council to discuss the Low Traffic Neighbourhood pilot project currently taking place in Kings Heath. The aim of the session will be for businesses to find out more information about the project and to provide feedback on the project so far.
Thursday 1 October, 7pm-8pm – an online briefing session. A chance for people to hear more about the Kings Heath LTN pilot, the background/context to this, what is proposed and how the trial scheme will operate. Anyone can join this session, to be delivered using Microsoft Teams Live, using the link here. Please feel free to share the link with any Kings Heath business owner that might be interested in having their say.
There will also be a follow-up session a week later for business owners that would like to get more involved with the consultation process. Numbers are limited so if you would like more information about this session, please contact us here.
Kings Heath was selected as one of two pilot Low Traffic Neighbourhood areas as part of BCC’s new Places for People project. The project aims to reduce traffic in residential areas so that it is safer for people to walk and cycle, and nicer to be outside for children to play and people to socialise. In many parts of Birmingham, residents find streets are busy with traffic, particularly when people are ‘rat running’ to avoid main roads. When traffic is reduced the neighbourhood becomes quieter, the air is cleaner, and streets feel safer.
- the area bordered by Avenue Road, Vicarage Road, High Street and the railway line
- pedestrianisation of a section of York Road between Waterloo Road and High Street
- the area bordered by Vicarage Road, Howard Road and Alcester Road South