General - Celebrations and thanks!

Better Streets for Birmingham is one year old! (ish) 

In 2021 a group of people were lucky to meet one another. Some of us had campaigned for LTNs, others had set up Active Travel Fairs, some were members of community cycle clubs, others wanted to reduce air pollution, carbon emissions and increase road safety. 

We all had shared interests in making our streets nicer and safer for people walking, wheeling, cycling, playing and enjoying.  We decided to call our group Better Streets for Birmingham. By the beginning of 2022, Better Streets for Birmingham had a logo and this website (thanks Sush!) and had agreed on our mission and vision (thanks Mat!). Some of us formed our Committee, we’re listed here, and we got to business.

In our first year our group has grown in size and scope. We have delivered or helped with some amazing projects and events: 

We’ve had lots successes in our first full year. 

As we come up to the Christmas and New Year festivities, the we thank all of our friends including our local and regional politicians, Council officers, other campaign groups and charities, and professionals working on active travel. 

Most importantly, a huge thank you to our fantastic members. Your energy and creativity are incredibly valuable; we are all proud of the positive impacts we are creating. 

Have a lovely Christmas and New Year. Here’s to a 2023 of even better streets for Birmingham. 

Many thanks, from your Better Streets for Birmingham Committee. 

JIm Smithson