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A field way in North Germany
Posted Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:02 in Robert's blog
On Christmas night millions of British people experience a holy night, but traffic noise will make it very much not a silent night, and certainly not a "stille nacht". It doesn't have to be this way …
Mini Holland Street in Walthamstow
Posted Monday, December 4, 2017 - 20:41 in Catherine's blog
Mini Hollands are a simple and attractive way to return residential streets to residents, and to encourage walking and cycling …
Artists impression of the cycle track along the central reservation.
Posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 00:59 in Chris's blog
After the consultation back in late spring this year and the delays due to a challenge from residents on Wellington Road, Birmingham City Council has launched a new statutory consultation on the Tr…
Midland Road Darlaston
Posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 23:39 in Chris's blog
The photo for this opinion piece shows a section of road where a cycle user was killed this week by a hit-and-…
Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 14:12 in Robert's blog
A super-bright front light isn't entirely brilliant …
Image of crossroads with segregated cycle lanes allowing cycles and pedestrians to cross at the same time (Brian Deegan)
Posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 01:20 in Chris's blog
On Monday 16th October, there will be a slow roll and candlelight vigil in remembrance of cycle users killed on Birmingham's roads,…
City Ride
Posted Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 16:37 in Robert's blog
The first City Ride was well-organised and well-attended, and made for for a lively and pleasant day out …
WMCA's strategic cycle network
Posted Friday, June 2, 2017 - 00:12 in Chris's blog
Andy Street has been elected the first West Midlands metro mayor, with a slim majority of just 3,766 votes.…
bikes on a train
Posted Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 16:54 in David's blog
Recently a group of us took a London Midland train with one folding Brompton and two mountain bikes from New Street to the little station at Dudley Port.…
Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:31 in John's blog
The Canal & River Trust has had some complaints about cycling behaviour on busy parts of the towpath, mainly from pedestrians who have been scared by cyclists passing too fast or too close.…
Posted Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 20:02 in Chris's blog
Every month, Push Bikes campaigners attend the Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) stakeholders meetings to discuss developments with the various BCR programmes.…
Front of West Midlands CA Mayoral Election booklet
Posted Monday, April 17, 2017 - 15:53 in David's blog
Every voter in the West Midlands Combined Authority area should have received the 'Election of Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority' booklet recently, with information about the election …
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 …
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