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The Draft Games Strategic Transport Plan

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The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place across the West Midlands from 27 July to 7 August 2022 and it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put Birmingham and the West Midlands on the map. It will help deliver a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous region for us all, through new and upgraded sports facilities, affordable housing and by creating thousands of volunteer and job opportunities. The effects of the Games will be felt for generations to come and transport has an important role to play in making that happen. We’ve developed a plan in partnership with Birmingham 2022 and local authorities across the West Midlands which explains how we are accelerating existing plans to deliver a truly unforgettable Games. A key focus of the draft plan, known as the ‘Games Strategic Transport Plan’ is to make sure residents and businesses in the West Midlands can continue to get from A to B while over 1 million visitors and more than 12,000 athletes, Games Family and international media make their way around the region to training and competition venues. The draft plan covers things like how we will plan transport, principles for making decisions and the transport projects we are accelerating in time for the Games, which will help us move thousands of extra people around our transport network. At this stage it doesn’t cover the exact details of how transport will work between venues or what road restrictions will be in place and when. To understand what the plan covers and how we will make decisions in the lead up to Birmingham 2022, take a look at the following documents on our website. 

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