Add you voice to the call for space for cycling by responding to consultations. Ask for new infrastructure to be made suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Use our response as a template if you are not sure what to write.
The city council would appreciate your views on some highways schemes which are intended to support economic growth in Longbridge. This scheme is important for cycling as numerous improvements for cycling are included in the general highways work.
The city council would appreciate your views on how advertising space in city-centre and on main arterial routes is planned. This includes asking whether discounted advertising rates should be available for council messages and advertisements. The consultation details can be viewed here, and you can voice your opinion on the survey link on that page.
Birmingham City Council is carrying out final Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultations on the 20mph areas consulted on last year, before doing the work to implement the 20mph limits. This is a legal requirement for changes to the highways that Birmingham City Council has to carry out as part of the process of changing the speed limits. Push Bikes supports the TRO plans, as we believe that 20mph speed limits are an important part of creating a road environment that is attractive for cycling and walking.
There are 6 consultations closing on the 29th April 2015 for some canal and green routes to be improved as part of phase 2 of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution. Push Bikes welcomes the improvements that these plans will bring for cycle users, by giving the routes all-weather surfaces and by allowing cycling in some places where it previously was not allowed. Making these small connections is important for building up a connected cycle network across Birmingham.
While Push Bikes does welcome the improvements, we do have some issues with the plans:
Solihull council would appreciate your views on plans to make changes to Lode Lane, to improve bus times and help cycles. The consultation plans can be viewed here, and you can voice your opinion on the survey link on that page. Please do voice your opinion to argue for better provision for cycles in highways plans.
The city council would appreciate your views on plans to make changes at Minworth Island, through funds secured from the central government. The improvements aim to better manage motor traffic flow and introduce a new route for walking across the island. The consultation plans can be viewed here, and you can voice your opinion on the survey link on that page. Please do voice your opinion to argue for better provision for cycles in highways plans.