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Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:25 in Chris's blog
Birmingham City Council (BCC) is consulting on proposed changes to Dudley Road between Spring Hill roundabout on the Middleway, to the junction with Icknield Port Road, just past Birmingham City Ho…
Artist's impression of a Sprint bus
Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 01:13 in Chris's blog
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is consulting on improvements to part of Hagley Road from the junctio…
Artist's impression of a Sprint bus
Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 18:52 in Chris's blog
This month, Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) is holding a consultation on what factors would encourage respondents to cycle more regularly to a Sprint rapid transit bus stop.…
Artist's impression of the cycle track on the A34
Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 13:49 in Chris's blog
On Tuesday evening (11th September) we attended the bi-monthly Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) stakeholders' meeting to find out about progress with the BCR programme and other developments in Bi…
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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 …
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?…
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-…
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,…
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.…
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.…
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…
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Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 00:03 in Chris's blog
Earlier in December, British Cycling announced…
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