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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…
New junction design at the Warwards Lane junction with Pershore Road
Posted Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 17:44 in Chris's blog
Sometimes it is just the little details that can make a difference to the feel of residential streets, and this is one such situation.…
Computer generated visualisation of the new city centre BCU campus.
Posted Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 15:38 in Chris's blog
Back in June we reported that planning applications for student accommodation in Birmingham were saying that Birm…
A family cycling out of the centre of Dordrecht.
Posted Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:02 in Chris's blog
I've just returned from a week's holiday near Dordrecht, in the Netherlands.…
Bike hanger at Birmingham Friends of the Earth
Posted Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:36 in Chris's blog
Providing infrastructure for cycling is not just about better space on roads, but also about being able to park your cycle safely at either end of the journey and at any stopping points in the midd…
Priory Road Junction with Bristol Road
Posted Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 22:06 in Chris's blog
Last autumn, The Near Miss project looked at the daily experiences of cycle users, and the team have …
Space for Cycling Tory Party conference ride
Posted Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 15:24 in Chris's blog
In preparation for the AGM this June, I have drafted up proposals for some working groups that Push Bikes might consider, in order to improve our activities.…
Parking on cycle path in Edinburgh
Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 21:24 in Chris's blog
This week, a thoughtless idiot who knocked over a 3 year old g…
Northbrook St rail tunnel works
Posted Friday, April 24, 2015 - 21:43 in Chris's blog
At the end of the Harborne Walkway there is an old railway bridge under Northbrook Street which linked up to a rail bridge over the canal to take the trains to New Street Station.…
Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 23:26 in Chris's blog
Motorcycle barriers on canal towpaths and on off-road cycle routes around Birmingham are an issue that causes frustration for Push Bikes members and campaigners.…
Posted Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:59 in Chris's blog
This blog post really is just an excuse to post up the picture above. I took this photo yesterday, as I cycled past families doing the school run.…
Kings Heath High Street
Posted Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 14:55 in Chris's blog
A personal view on the Kings Heath high street plans.…
Priory Road Junction with Bristol Road
Posted Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 20:20 in Chris's blog
A major pinch point for pedestrians and cycle users just to the south of Birmingham city centre is the two junctions where Priory Road crosses Bristol Road and Pershore Road.…
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