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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…
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…
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…
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.…
Dismount and walk signs on Cherry Street
Posted Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 23:17 in Chris's blog
In the middle of April I blogged about the confusion over the route for cycles along Corporation Street to New Street …
Cycle forum
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 23:29 in Chris's blog
On the 11th April, Birmingham City Council organised their bi-annual Cycle Forum, to give us updates about the Birmingham Cycle Revolution and also let us know about other cycling issues in and aro…
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