The Birmingham 2022 Draft Games Strategic Transport Plan, which sets out how the region’s transport network will be managed during the Games, has been launched and the Organising Committee would really like feedback on it from local residents and businesses from across the region.
It contains information about which transport projects will be delivered in time for the Games, including improvements to Coventry, University and Perry Barr rail stations extending the West Midlands Metro to Edgbaston and the first phase of three new Sprint rapid bus routes.
The plan also 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.
Ian Reid, Chief Executive of Birmingham 2022 said: “The draft Games Strategic Transport Plan not only sets out how we will work with our partners to ensure that key groups such as athletes, spectators and officials will get to each venue on time but it also demonstrates the focus on minimising the impact that the Games will have on local people and businesses across the host city and region during that short period in July and August 2022."
But the plan and transport improvements aren’t just for the Games as Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, explains: “Making improvements to transport is not just about those few weeks when the Games are on – it is also about providing a lasting legacy for local people who will benefit for years to come.”
There are also a number of drop-in events taking place across the region, so you can find out more about the plan at these events too.
The engagement on the plan finishes on the 6 December and it will then be updated based on the feedback that has been received. More detailed information about transport will be available closer to the Games.