Opinion: Open letter about the Footway Crossings Policy

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Dear Cllr Chaman Lal; Cllrs Barker, Brooks, Green, Huxtable and Perks; and relevant council officer

Footway Crossings Policy

This open letter is about the Footway Crossings Policy that was discussed on 18 January 2023 at the Sustainability and Transport Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Our campaign group champions the Birmingham Transport Plan. We recognise the members’ and Council Officers’ work in implementing it. We balance celebration of the good with constructive criticism of Council decisions and policy that can be improved.

We note the Footway Crossings Policy will be presented to Cabinet in March. There is time to improve it. The needs of pedestrians and the importance of city’s grass verges :

We thank your committee, all Birmingham’s councillors and Council Officers for your work in improving our roads and public spaces for people walking, wheeling and cycling.

If you have any queries or comments about this letter or any other active travel or public transport matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Better Streets for Birmingham

JIm Smithson