Pedestrian and cycling maps have been placed around Birmingham city centre to help people make the most of the area during construction works for the Westside Extension. The maps will allow pedestrians and cyclists to find the best route so they can navigate around the city centre on foot or bike, helping to enhance their visitor experience. They will feature an overview of the city centre, showing the best route to various destinations and popular locations.
The ambitious extension plans will see the new line operate between Grand Central to Hagley Road in Edgbaston, improving transport links to and from the west of Birmingham, making journeys faster and more accessible, in turn helping businesses and supporting more jobs. It is the next phase of works following the tram extension from St Chads to Grand Central, which opened for passenger service in May 2016.
Five new tram stops will connect passengers to Victoria Square, Centenary Square, Brindley Place, Five Ways and Hagley Road, with links to popular attractions including the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall, allowing more people to use the tram in this area for day-to-day travel, reducing road congestion in the city centre, as well as improving sustainable transport options along Broad Street and beyond.