The Birmingham Connected White Paper, launched on 13 November 2014, follows on from the Birmingham Mobvility Action Plan Green Paper. It is directly linked to the strategies and policies of the Birmingham Development Plan, which sets out our strategy for jobs and growth, meeting housing needs and sustainable progress. Investing in a radically improved integrated transport system will realise the city’s potential to support sustainable economic growth, job creation and linking communities.
The vision of Birmingham Connected is to create a transport system which puts the user first and delivers the connectivity that people and businesses require. We will improve people’s daily lives by making travel more accessible, more reliable, safer and healthier and using investment in transport as a catalyst to improve the fabric of our city. We also want to use the transport system as a way of reducing inequalities across the city by providing better access to jobs, training, healthcare and education as well as removing barriers to mobility.