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Full story Car ban planned for centre of Birmingham

Private cars will banned from taking "through trips" across Birmingham city centre under plans to cut pollution.

Vehicles will be able to drive into the city, but would have to go back out to the ring road to access other areas.

In a newly published transport plan the city council is also looking at rerouting the A38 and making residential roads a 20mph limit.

It said it wanted to encourage the greater use of public transport, walking and cycling.

The council has been given a "final warning" to clean up its air quality and has plans for a clean air zone to be introduced this year.

In the plan, Birmingham City Council says no private vehicles can travel through the centre, and can only come in and out from certain areas.

In the document, Waseem Zaffar, cabinet member for transport and the environment at the council said: "Over-dependence on private cars is bad for the health of ourselves and our families, bad for our communities and bad for business as measured by the millions of pounds of lost productivity caused by congestion.
 

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Full story Car ban planned for centre of Birmingham

Private cars will banned from taking "through trips" across Birmingham city centre under plans to cut pollution.

Vehicles will be able to drive into the city, but would have to go back out to the ring road to access other areas.

In a newly published transport plan the city council is also looking at rerouting the A38 and making residential roads a 20mph limit.

It said it wanted to encourage the greater use of public transport, walking and cycling.

The council has been given a "final warning" to clean up its air quality and has plans for a clean air zone to be introduced this year.

In the plan, Birmingham City Council says no private vehicles can travel through the centre, and can only come in and out from certain areas.

In the document, Waseem Zaffar, cabinet member for transport and the environment at the council said: "Over-dependence on private cars is bad for the health of ourselves and our families, bad for our communities and bad for business as measured by the millions of pounds of lost productivity caused by congestion.
its starting to happen everywhere now as expected and watch them start charging cars etc
any excuse to make money .........
high streets will suffer even more if
and the outer shopping centers thrive .

anyone for an Electric car before they deem them to be unfriendly polluting oh wait a min ...
 

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I have a business just 3 miles from Birmingham City Centre, the proposed plans are ill-considered for business owners! maybe it time to blow the tyres up on my bike...
 

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In the beginning they built cities in the countryside. Now they want the benefits of the countryside in the city. They may replace the car with horse and cart until they realise horses fart as much as cattle! Prepare for the endless enigma!

Maya ~ Tapatalk
 
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