A task force set up to tackle congestion on Birmingham roads has identified almost 300 ways to ease traffic flow.

Suggestions include rephasing the timing of traffic lights, the removal of or changes to bus lanes, the introduction of high occupancy vehicle lanes and the remodelling of major road junctions.

The group, which was established last year by the city council, includes two councillors and representatives from more than 20 organisations with interests in transportation.

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The group has also been considering ideas from members of the public.

Some of the suggestions were simple to put into operation with little financial cost and have already been implemented as "quick wins" according to Neil Dancer, the council's chief highways engineer.

These included the retiming of traffic signals on the A47 at Fort Parkway and Bromford Lane, re-timing of lights at the Moor Street Station and Priory Queensway pedestrian crossing and the re-phasing of traffic lights along Hagley Road.

Items under consideration include a proposal to place diamond markings along the Aston Expressway, in an attempt to dissuade drivers from queue jumping, and the development of red route parking restrictions along Kings Heath High Street.

More effective regulation of traffic lights at exists from the A38 Aston Expressway has been earmarked as a medium term project. Mr Dancer said the task force had met three times and had produced a snapshot of public opinion about the best ways to cut congestion.

He added: "This captures the views of a number of organisations and what they think about this very important issue. We will incorporate some of these ideas into work programmes because they will harmonise with initiatives we have in place anyway."

Mr Dancer said concerns raised about congestion ranged from the smallest culde-sac to major roads.