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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.…
Frederick Road in Selly Oak
Posted Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 17:17 in Robert's blog
Birmingham City Council has recently submitted a bid for £1.5m of European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) monies for a package of sustainable transport measures linked to the Selly Oak Green Travel District. Do you think we would be better off without that money? …
Leeds student hire bike
Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 14:03 in Lea's blog
What can Birmingham learn from Leeds about student transport? …
Posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 16:38 in Robert's blog
Will the high technology such as the internet of mobile things solve the problem of traffic congestion? Or should we pay closer attention to what William of Ockham had to say on the subject of problem solving? …
Arthur Road, Edgbaston
Posted Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 08:22 in Lea's blog
In recent weeks, cyclists in Birmingham may have noticed a number of new additions in terms of the cycling infrastructure around the city.…
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…
Christmas Playing Out Street Party
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 22:16 in Catherine's blog
The origins of the ‘Playing Out’ scheme are from a couple of parents in South Bristol who were frustrated that their children had nowhere to play.…
Cycle parking at New Street station drop off zone
Posted Monday, April 25, 2016 - 23:30 in Tim's blog
Last autumn, The Queen was a visitor to New Street station where she officially opened the new station. I gather she arrived by train. It is not reported whether she brought a bike with her.…
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.…
Two locks is not always better than one
Posted Monday, April 11, 2016 - 19:31 in Robert's blog
This is what I found when I locked up my bike at Sainsbury's in Selly Oak on Sunday. They were not there the day before. There was no sign of a bike (other than mine).…
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.…
Reveresd front forks
Posted Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 10:34 in David's blog
Make sure your front forks are the right way round …
London Cycling Campaign proposed truck design
Posted Monday, March 21, 2016 - 09:04 in Robert's blog
Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, believes cyclists would be better off if Britain were not a member of the European Union, yet the best cycling infrastructure in the world is found in countries that are members. How can this anomaly be? …
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