Roads: Birmingham

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26 April 2023.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to provide support to Birmingham City Council to increase road safety in Birmingham.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Responsibility for making decisions about the roads under its care including measures to protect the safety of road users, based on its knowledge of the area and taking into account local needs and considerations, rests with the Traffic Authority.

The Department for Transport provides guidance to traffic authorities on various traffic management measures.

Local councillors are responsible for ensuring that local decisions about the roads take account of the needs and opinions of local people.

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