Birmingham cycling improvements will lead to congestion, warns councillor

Birmingham's opposition leader, Cllr Robert Alden, says drivers will not automatically swap their cars for bikes once a £30m infrastructure project is complete

Birmingham Town Hall (Photo: Parrot of Doom/CC2.0)

Birmingham’s Conservative leader says a £30m spend on upgrading the city’s cycling infrastructure could lead to massive congestion for road users.

Councillor Robert Alden, leader of the opposition, says taking away road space would be problematic, citing the city’s poor public transport system as a reason why drivers would not be inclined to leave their cars at home.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.