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#brumbreathes - Birmingham's journey to clean air

5 November 2021

Visiting the Frankfurt Christmas Market? Check before your travel

The Christmas market and Ice Rink have returned to Birmingham for their annual visit. Please check in advance if you plan on visiting and consider using public transport.

Plan before you travel

Build healthy habits that last a lifetime

We are all about active travel and using the useful public transport links we have in the city to support a cleaner, safer future. It takes about six minutes to cycle a mile or 20 minutes to walk, and by doing so you’ll enjoy:

  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Money saved on travel
  •  A cleaner, safer and more sustainable city

Plan your travel

Sign up to Modeshift Stars

Birmingham Women’s Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital were amongst recent workplaces to have gained bronze accreditation through the Modeshift STARS travel planning and reward scheme. This recognises their fantastic work promoting greener, healthier travel and helping to reduce air pollution. Organisations in Birmingham can register for FREE with Modeshift STARS or email us to find out more: connected@birmingham.gov.uk

Register for free

Birmingham Cycle Route consultations

We aim to make walking and cycling everyday choices for local journeys and have just launched consultations on four cycle routes. You have until 30 November 2021 to feedback on the plans. 

Have your say

Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) Hackney Carriage ‘Try-Before-You-Buy’

The Council is looking for a supplier for the provision of an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) Hackney Carriage ‘Try-Before-You-Buy’ Scheme that is available exclusively to Hackney Carriage drivers who hold a license with the Council.

Organisations are invited to submit a quotation for P0603 ULEV Hackney Carriage Try-Before-You-Buy Scheme by 12:00pm, on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

Read more about the tender

Read the latest Clean Air Zone performance report 

Our latest Clean Air Zone factsheet shows the positive changes the zone is bringing to the city. This month shows that the percentage of the most polluting vehicles entering the zone continues to reduce.  You can read all of our performance reports since June on the website. 

Read the latest report

Keep in touch

For any queries relating to the Clean Air Zone, please email us. Please be aware that during busy times, you may need to allow a few days before receiving a response.