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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. …
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 …
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…
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 Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 14:53 in Robert's blog
The tram in Birmingham is so expensive it will never provide mass transport, but it impedes cycling, a form of transport that is highly cost-effective. …
Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 09:23 in Robert's blog
European Day Without a Road Death, or Project EDWARD, has an obvious and commendable aim. So why do we hear nothing about it? …
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 …
Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 14:12 in Robert's blog
A super-bright front light isn't entirely brilliant …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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