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During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Active Travel Fund was made available to help create measures to enable people to cycle or walk more safely around neighbourhoods and town centres. These schemes included local measures that prioritised active travel making it easier for people to access local services and enjoy the spaces around them.

Walking and cycling schemes

Dudley Council launched two cycling and walking schemes in 2022 following the receipt of funding from the Department for Transport via the Active Travel Fund.

The schemes were implemented along a section of the Birmingham New Road (A4123) and along a section of the A456 at Halesowen.

It is hoped that both schemes will encourage residents to embed cycling and walking into their travel arrangements, which will in turn have positive impacts on air quality and the environment, as well as the health and wellbeing of residents.

A4123 Birmingham New Road cycle infrastructure

Further funding from the Department for Transport has been granted to Dudley Council to design and install cycle infrastructure along A4123 Birmingham New Road from Tipton Road Junction to Castle Road Junction.

Interventions will include a segregated cycle route, a small section of shared space where width is limited near the canal bridge, new crossing points and alterations to the Canal and Caverns Trust entrance.

Please see the below plan which outlines the changes to be made. Please also note that the proposals are subject to change in accordance with consultation responses.

From Monday 25 September 2023 a two-week consultation will be published online for you to provide feedback on the proposed schemes.

The consultation is now closed. Thank you to all who took part.