We want to make Birmingham a healthier and happier place to live by improving access to active travel, like walking and cycling. For many, choosing active travel over car use is a big shift. Having access to the right tools can make all the difference, for people and the planet.
Reducing car use in the UK's second largest city will not only improve the health of residents and the local environment, but has greater scale for reducing the country's overall levels of air pollution. Additionally, many Birmingham residents face health and social inequalities which could be tackled by improved access to active travel, a healthier and often cheaper form of transport.
ecobirmingham are creating a map linking walking and cycling routes across all of Birmingham's 69 wards, providing residents, commuters and visitors with a vital tool to help them travel by bike, foot or public transport over car journeys. Promotion of the map will be accompanied with led activities, route-finding and training sessions, with a focus on wards with high carbon emissions, car ownership and low access to health services.