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Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 14:12 in Robert's blog
Birmingham City Council is consulting until 22nd November on a bus corridor scheme for the Alcester Road. The scheme is relevant to cycling, and we recommend you respond. …
Brompton e-bike
Posted Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 16:29 in David's blog
On Your Bike Birmingham had a pre-production eBrompton available for test rides at the end of last year that David was keen to take for a spin. He wasn't disappointed. …
Trek e-bike
Posted Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 19:56 in John's blog
Last summer, having spent many years chasing younger or fitter cyclists, I recognised my need for help. I bought a pedelec (an electrically assisted bike) made by Trek …
Riese und Müller Nevo e-bike
Posted Friday, October 18, 2019 - 21:05 in Robert's blog
E-bikes are a great way to help people cycle rather than drive, but British infrastructure suppresses demand and prevents the UK from taking advantage of this modern technology …
Posted Monday, August 26, 2019 - 16:18 in Robert's blog
Rather more elephants fit in an electric car than fit in an original Mini. It helps if you ignore them …
An example of dual cycling infrastructure.
Posted Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:49 in Chris's blog
With the new consultation on the second stage of the Perry Barr cycle track (see this blog post for detai…
A38 Corridor Cycleway
Posted Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 14:59 in Robert's blog
I would like to share with you some mental images of my ride back along the A38 corridor cycleway after the Let's Ride e…
Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 19:44 in David's blog
The Bike West Midlands Network (BWMN) was set up in 2013 to provide some mutual support between cycling campaigns across the West Midlands …
Be Heard logo
Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 16:03 in Chris's blog
Following a series of consultations earlier this year, Birmingham City Council has launched a new consultation for Sherlock Street aimed at improving bus times heading out of the city.…
Proposed streetscape at Perry Barr
Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 15:05 in Chris's blog
Following the completion of the cycle track from the city center along the A34 to Heathfield Road, many people asked when the route would be completed by taking it through Perry Barr.…
Haren Shared Space
Posted Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:44 in Robert's blog
If an impressive person talks you into giving them lots of money for something that you would have been better off not buying, what is the name for that? …
Posted Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 18:14 in Robert's blog
This laughable vision of the future has just been built in the Selly Oak Green Travel District …
Posted Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 01:22 in Chris's blog
At the joint CyclingUK and Cyclenation conference this year, after Katherine Nield, of ClientEarth, has given the opening spee…
Chorlton segregated cycle tracks
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 21:17 in Chris's blog
At the Cycling UK and Cyclenation campaigners' conference on Sat 24th Nov in Birmingham, we will be hearing more about Man…
New crossings at the Middleway
Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 16:54 in Chris's blog
I'm not sure that this update should be titled 'BCR update' anymore.…
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