Birmingham City Council has revealed plans to build 2.5 miles of cycle lanes along the A38. The route would include two way cycle lanes, with raised kerbs and other separation measures. The project is part of the council’s wider ‘Birmingham Cycle Revolution’ project which is striving to see 10% of all journeys made by cycle in 2033.
The cycle route will connect with existing facilities in Hurst Street, known as National Cycle Network Route 5. From Bristol Road the path will run alongside the pedestrian footpath, before crossing to the wide central reservation. At the junction of Belgrave Middleway and the A38 Bristol Street, cyclists will have their own traffic signals separating cyclists from vehicles. Once completed the project will provide similar cycle lanes to those seen in The Netherlands.
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