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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…
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.…
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