Let’s Get Moving was our campaign in 2013 and 2014 to tackle Birmingham’s appalling air quality by investing more in active travel (walking & cycling), calling on Birmingham City Council at least ¬£10 per person per year for at least 10 years.

The campaign gained lots of support from individuals and and groups from across the city, culminating in our petition hand-in to the Council in November 2014.

Although we’re not doing quite as much on air pollution this year, doesn’t mean we’ll be ignoring the issue. Check out the air quality page for more info on our continuing work on this area.

WHY SHOULD WE GO CAR-FREE?

Cars may be very convenient for millions of people, but they are hugely inconvenient in so many ways. Of course, the chief reason why we oppose cars is the damage that they cause to the environment: pollutants from car exhausts cause both immediate and long-term...

Walking and Cycling Strategy

Walking and Cycling Strategy

Birmingham City Council has a Walking and Cycling Strategy for the next 10 years and Birmingham Friends of the Earth made a written response. Our meeting unpacked what the council is proposing and talked through what we think of its different elements. We are very...

Clean Air Zone Delayed

In June 2019, Birmingham City Council announced that its Clean Air Zone, which it had planned to introduce in January 2020, will now be delayed until July 2020 at the very earliest. This is because the vehicle checking software needed to enforce the CAZ (the delivery...

No! to widening the Moseley Road

No! to widening the Moseley Road

Transport  for West Midlands is planning to widen stretches of the Moseley Road through Balsall Heath, requiring the destruction of trees and the narrowing of footways. This will lead to even heavier traffic and a worse environment for pedestrians and cyclists. Yes,...

Clean Air Zone delayed – write to your MP

The proposed Clean Air Zone was supposed to be launched in January 2020 but it has now been delayed until July 2020 at the very earliest. Even this date now seems too optimistic. This is because central government is late in delivering the necessary vehicle checking...