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Consultation launches on city centre proposals to help Birmingham cut carbon emissions

Birmingham residents are being asked to comment on proposals that will transform access to the city centre, with the aim of reducing through journeys to improve air quality and achieve carbon targets. The City Centre Segments scheme opens for public consultation is currently open and closes on Friday 10 September. Birmingham Be Heard are holding a Teams Live event on Thursday 12th August between 17:30-19:00 in order to get the initial views of residents regarding the proposal and as an opportunity for people to ask any questions they may have. The scheme will see the city centre divided into a number of segments, each accessible from the A4540 Middleway (ring road). Movement between the segments will be enhanced for public transport, pedestrians, and cyclists, while private vehicles will have to go back out onto the A4540 Middleway to move between segments. The scheme is designed to prevent vehicles using the city centre as a ‘rat run’ to other parts of the city, to help reduce congestion in retail and leisure areas and improve air quality. The scheme will also help improve wayfinding around the city – particularly for visitors looking to access key attractions. Find out more here

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