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Have your say on the draft strategic transport plan for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Published Tuesday, 17 September 2019

A draft strategic transport plan for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been approved by the West Midlands Combined Authority.


The draft plan outlines how extra capacity will be built into the network and how public transport will be strengthened to keep the region moving, making sure residents, businesses and visitors can continue to travel around the West Midlands.

Over the next 12 weeks, comments from residents and businesses across the West Midlands are being welcomed as part of a feedback process.

Transport for West Midlands, the transport arm of the WMCA, is asking if people agree with the five principles the plan is built around:

1. Clean and green; a public transport Games 

Public transport, walking and cycling will be the easiest and most effective way to get around during the Games. This will help to reduce congestion, contribute to improved air quality and help keep the region moving. 

2. Safe, secure, reliable and efficient transport 

Transport will be safe, secure and reliable. Athletes, Games officials and media and will be able to get to where they need to go on time, and everyday users of the transport network can continue to travel around the region safely.

3. Minimising disruption 

The impact of the Games on the transport network will be minimised to ensure residents can get to work on time, businesses can make and receive deliveries and the region remains open for business. 

4. Long term benefits 

Birmingham 2022 will be a catalyst for delivering transport projects such as the first phase of Sprint and improved rail stations. The benefits of the Games will be maximised to make sure the effects are long lasting, like encouraging more walking and cycling, so that the region can benefit for years to come. 

5. Access for all 

Public transport will be easy to use, affordable and accessible across all modes so that everyone is able to take part and enjoy the experience of the Games.

Residents and businesses are also being asked how they would like to be kept up to date as plans develop and how they want to be informed of changes to transport when the Games begin.

Engagement events are being held across the region, including one on Saturday 2 November when an exhibition bus will be in Broadgate from 9am-5pm.

See more information, view the plan, and sign up for updates.

Comments are being invited on the plan until Friday 6 December.

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