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The Benefits of Red Routes

The anticipated key benefits of Red Routes are shorter and more reliable journey times and a reduction in the number of road traffic accidents, which is good news for everyone using the transport network. This is being acheived by making best use of the existing transport network by keeping vehicles on the move.

What We Set Out To Achieve

The business case for Red Routes set out the main benefits as:

Early Pilot Results

Surveys from the introduction of the national award – winning pilot route on the A34 in Solihull showed reduced congestion, more relaible journey times and minimal impact on business, which is good news for traders. Similar benefits are expected as the network expands across the West Midlands.

Latest Emerging Results

A compreyensive monitoring exercise has been rolled out as the Red Route network is expanded to ensure that the main benefits of the scheme are being realised. This monitoring has enforced the finding of the pilot study and the emerging results are summarised below.

What This Means For The West Midlands

Obviously, this is good news for the West Midlands and we can all look forward to: