UK Road Diet Alert: Birmingham cars could be banned from driving through city centre

Private cars will be banned from taking “through trips” across Birmingham city centre under plans to cut pollution.

Vehicles will be able to drive into the city, but would have to go back out to the ring road to access other areas.

In a newly published transport plan the city council is also looking at rerouting the A38 and bringing in a 20mph limit on more residential roads.

It promotes more public transport use, walking and cycling, but opponents say it could gridlock the city.