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Emergency Active Travel plan begins to ease

From Friday 31 July, Solihull Council will begin to relax some of its emergency travel measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following changes have been made:

The bus lane on Lode Lane will be reopened and serve public transport heading into Solihull Town Centre.

The bus lane heading northbound on Bickenhill Lane will be reopened, easing congestion.

The short section of lane closure operating on Warwick Road (near Solihull School) will be removed.

Cllr Ken Hawkins, Cabinet member for Environment and Highways, said:

“Following a review of the Emergency Active Travel measures, we have decided to roll back some of the changes made to roads during the scheme.

“This decision has been made in response to feedback from residents and ward councillors, so I’d like to thank you all for your comments. Please keep them coming in.

“We hope these changes allow residents to get back to using public transport as they would normally do, and will allow for the free flow of traffic.”

The Emergency Active Travel plan was initially put into place to make it safer and easier for residents to walk and cycle while maintaining appropriate social distancing levels.

Residents can comment on and find out more about the Emergency Active Travel plan here https://solihullactivetravel.commonplace.is/

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