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Now Birmingham wages war on motorists as Labour-run council plans to turn ring road into a ‘park that circles the city’ and build 124 miles of walking and cycling routes in bid to mimic the ‘cycle-friendliness’ of Copenhagen

Birmingham will see part of its famous ring road turned into a park in a bid to put ‘pedestrians and cyclists first’ as part of the ‘most ambitious plan in a century’ for the city.

Labour’s city council leader Ian Ward revealed ‘a route map to a greener city’ will be launched tomorrow – which aims to double the amount of green space to see the city become ‘carbon zero’.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said the ring road – opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 7 April 1971 and which runs through the city centre – will still have access for cars.

He said: ‘There’ll still be public transport and cycle routes, but they will require less space so we can green much of that ring road and turn it into a park that circles the city.’ Mr Ward insisted the 20-year plan was not ‘a war on motorists’ and that the city would become as green as Vienna.

According to the plans for how Birmingham might look in 2040, it will double its green spaces and build around 124 miles of walking and cycling routes, placing it on a level with Denmark’s cycling haven capital city Copenhagen.

‘The plan we are going to be launching tomorrow is a route map to a greener Birmingham, creating more jobs, better transport options and having higher quality, more energy efficient new homes,’ Mr Ward, told the Today programme.

‘We are already a city on the up and we’re looking to use the investments coming in to double the amount of green space in the city, making us as green as Vienna, and to double active travel routes to some 200km which will put us at the same level for cycle friendliness as Copenhagen.

‘This is probably the most ambitious plan in a century for the city and it’s going to map out how we’ll become carbon zero and how we will green our city in the future.’

Mr Ward said the council is attracting record levels of investment into the city.

He said it is working with developers and investors ‘to ensure that as the city expands out into the deprived communities beyond the ring road that the wealth that this creates as a result is shared with those communities’.

‘We’re also working to create a new park in Birmingham, right in the heart of the city centre, creating a green space – in order to ensure the city is more liveable,’ he added.

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