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Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 08:41 in Chris's blog
In the week that Manchester announced a £1.5 bn investment plan …
The Push Bikes stand at City Ride
Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 - 04:52 in Chris's blog
This year saw Birmingham City Council (BCC) moving from 120 councillors in 3-member wards, to 101 councillors in a mix of 1 and 2 member wards.…
Andy Street
Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 - 01:18 in Chris's blog
As the recent City Centre road improvements consultation showed a worrying lack of concern for the needs of cycle users by WMCA …
Adrian Passmore of Red Kite Cycles at Bullfinch launch
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 09:42 in David's blog
Recently both the Government and the West Midlands Combined Authority have been outlining their industrial strategies.…
Where do the bikes go?
Posted Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 11:07 in Chris's blog
It seems odd to ask what the problem with a bus gate is - cycles can use bus gates, and anything that helps improve public transport should be good, right?…
Selly Oak High Street
Posted Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 18:49 in Robert's blog
Push Bikes has scored another win for Birmingham cyclists, this time at Selly Oak, but all is not green in the Green Travel District …
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.…
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