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School zone 20mph variable limit sign
Posted Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:42 in Chris's blog
Birmingham City Council is consulting on a list of va…
A selection of bicycle multitools, along with an adjustable spanner and a ruler for scale.
Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 20:59 in Kim's blog
Most of the few things that go wrong without warning on a bike can be fixed at the roadside with a few tools and spares …
Posted Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 16:53 in Robert's blog
There is a very visible, indeed super-luminous difference in approach to personal safety on either side of the North Sea …
Cycle parking at the QE hospital main entrance
Posted Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 13:37 in John's blog
With the creation of the Selly Oak Green Travel District, are the existing cycle routes and parking at the new Queen Elizabeth hospital adequate, or should they be improved? …
British Cycling logo
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 00:03 in Chris's blog
Earlier in December, British Cycling announced…
Image from Greenpeace of baby in pushchair next to exhaust fumes.
Posted Monday, December 5, 2016 - 14:52 in Chris's blog
DefRA (The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is consulting on plans to implement clean ai…
Posted Monday, December 5, 2016 - 08:50 in Robert's blog
The Transport Committee of the United Kingdom parliament is holding an …
Traffic congestion at Selly Oak Triangle
Posted Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 13:49 in Robert's blog
Birmingham City Council have proposed keeping Selly Oak crushed beneath the weight of motor traffic. Other towns and cities have taken steps to reverse this trend, and have achieved significant reductions in motor traffic, meaning that a bloated road network simply isn't needed. …
Space for Cycling Logo
Posted Monday, October 24, 2016 - 01:34 in Chris's blog
I started off writing this blog post as a discussion of the Snow Hill Public Realm Consultation…
Posted Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 17:13 in Roy's blog
In the land of Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Fiat, in 2015 more bicycles were purchased than cars …
Posted Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 18:30 in Robert's blog
The flight of steps that is the canal tow-path access at University station are being replaced.…
Big Birmingham Bike recipients at Nechells Wellbeing Centre
Posted Friday, August 5, 2016 - 16:19 in Chris's blog
If you live in Birmingham you should be noticing on a regular basis now orange bikes branded with 'Big Birmingham Bike' being ridden around.…
Spitfire sculpture
Posted Friday, July 29, 2016 - 02:00 in Chris's blog
The first section of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution is drawing to a close, and so we are starting to review the routes that have been made.…
Frederick Road in Selly Oak
Posted Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 17:17 in Robert's blog
Birmingham City Council has recently submitted a bid for £1.5m of European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) monies for a package of sustainable transport measures linked to the Selly Oak Green Travel District. Do you think we would be better off without that money? …
Leeds student hire bike
Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 14:03 in Lea's blog
What can Birmingham learn from Leeds about student transport? …
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