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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…
Looking down Corporation Street to New Street
Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 21:22 in Chris's blog
This week there has been much confusion about 2 short sections of cycle route that have appeared on Corporation Street.…
A view of the new and old cycle lanes on the Curry Mile
Posted Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 22:17 in Chris's blog
This Easter weekend, I visited family in Manchester, and took the opportunity to cycle down the Curry Mile.…
A left turn lane on a Copenhagen bike lane
Posted Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 18:21 in Chris's blog
At the beginning of February, Sustrans organised an event called 'Bringing Copenhagen to Birmingham', inviting speakers to talk about the importance of promoting cycling and the best ways in which …
A left turn lane on a Copenhagen bike lane
Posted Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 15:12 in Chris's blog
Push Bikes member, Shaz, has been on a trip through Europe, and writes here for us about his experiences in Copenhagen:…
The entry to the contra flow cycle lane on Hill Street
Posted Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 21:09 in Chris's blog
In September, Grand Central and the new concourse of New Street station were opened, and the new road layout around Hill Street and Station Street finished.…
Cyclenation logo
Posted Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 22:32 in Chris's blog
The Cyclenation and CTC joint conference took place on Saturday 24th October, in Liverpool, hosted by Mersey Cycle, Liverpool's cycle campaign.…
Innocent cyclists
Posted Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 23:07 in Chris's blog
The Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) has paid for many new routes in Birmingham's green spaces, but Push Bikes has not always been impressed with the design choices made and with the results at th…
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