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Kings HeathKings Heath
Green Travel DistrictGreen Travel District
What is aWhat is a
Green Travel District?Green Travel District?
Green Travel Districts: localities
working to reduce car use
In Green Travel Districts (GTDs),
there is a concentration of...
Green Travel Districts: localities
working to reduce car use
Green Travel Districts are areas of high
economic, social and...
Why are we workingWhy are we working
this way?this way?
Green Travel Districts: the
motivation
Tackling Congestion: annual cost of £2.2bn to the West Midlands economy;
6.2% Unemp...
Green Travel Districts: the
motivation
What has happenedWhat has happened
so far?so far?
Kings Heath Green Travel District
The steering group – currently composed of various Kings Heath
residents, businesses, Co...
Kings Heath Green Travel District
Next steps:
•Draw more members into the steering groups,
particularly from the school an...
So, let’s talk: what doSo, let’s talk: what do
you think?you think?
Kings Heath Green Travel District
Kings Heath Green Travel District
Kings Heath Green Travel District
Kings Heath Green Travel District
Kings Heath Green Travel District
Kings Heath Green Travel District
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Kings Heath Green Travel District

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A presentation delivered by Councillor Claire Spencer and Helen Jenkins (Transport Policy, BCC) at the Kings Heath Residents Forum AGM on March 15th, 2017.

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Kings Heath Green Travel District

  1. 1. Kings HeathKings Heath Green Travel DistrictGreen Travel District
  2. 2. What is aWhat is a Green Travel District?Green Travel District?
  3. 3. Green Travel Districts: localities working to reduce car use In Green Travel Districts (GTDs), there is a concentration of people living and working in an environment where people are put before cars, where residents, workers and visitors can safely walk, cycle or take public transport. There will be less congestion, less pollution, fewer accidents, and healthier, safer, more productive communities.
  4. 4. Green Travel Districts: localities working to reduce car use Green Travel Districts are areas of high economic, social and civil activity, which create high levels of inbound and outbound trips – the idea is that activity will have more impact in these areas. The Selly Oak was the first Green Travel District to be set up. Key employers such as the hospital recognised that reducing sole occupancy car trips and ensuring good accessibility by sustainable transport is essential in facilitating growth. Building on the work of the Selly Oak GTD, new GTDS are being set up in the City Centre, Soho Road area, Castle Vale and here in Kings Heath.
  5. 5. Why are we workingWhy are we working this way?this way?
  6. 6. Green Travel Districts: the motivation Tackling Congestion: annual cost of £2.2bn to the West Midlands economy; 6.2% Unemployment: above national rate of 2.3% 24% of 10 to 11 year olds are obese Road Safety: 27 people killed on Birmingham’s Roads in 2015 Clean Air Zone mandated by Government to meet EU air quality standards by 2020 Air Quality: almost 900 annual deaths attributable to NOx & PM2.5
  7. 7. Green Travel Districts: the motivation
  8. 8. What has happenedWhat has happened so far?so far?
  9. 9. Kings Heath Green Travel District The steering group – currently composed of various Kings Heath residents, businesses, Council officers, councillors, and a Moseley representative - have developed the following action areas as the basis for the Action Plan: •Poor air quality; •High volume of HGV movement; •Improvements to public realm; •Safer cycling – including facilities and infrastructure; •More walking trips, including to school; •Slower speeds on local roads; •Improvements to public transport;
  10. 10. Kings Heath Green Travel District Next steps: •Draw more members into the steering groups, particularly from the school and relevant NHS Trusts; •Develop Action Plan, including dates and resources; •Set Kings Heath Green Travel District up as a separate entity if deemed necessary to deliver the Action Plan;
  11. 11. So, let’s talk: what doSo, let’s talk: what do you think?you think?

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