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Do you have any suggestions for Selly Oak?

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The Selly Oak Green Travel District (GTD) is the first of several GTDs that will be established across Birmingham. These will bring together local organisations and businesses to try to improve travel options in that area to promote green travel. The Birmingham Cycle Revolution has allocated some funding for delivering some improvements for cycling focused around the GTD areas, including Selly Oak GTD. There has been a request for local cycle users to suggest locations where some changes could be made.

Route review: A47 Parkway

Spitfire sculpture

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. This is a review of the A47 Parkway route that goes from Millennium Point alongside the A47 dual carriageway to Spitfire Island and the edge of Castle Vale. Although the initial plans included works to improve the underpasses at Ashted Circus, a 'pinch-point' scheme to do away with the whole island has superseded the BCR plans, and so that section of the route is being left alone for the moment.

A Bit of Paint on the Road is Not Cycle Infrastructure

Arthur Road, Edgbaston

In recent weeks, cyclists in Birmingham may have noticed a number of new additions in terms of the cycling infrastructure around the city. Sadly, most of them hardly qualify to be named infrastructure, so let's take a look at the example which fits into this category – painted cycle symbols and Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs) on parallel routes, with a particular focus on Edgbaston Park Road.

Pushing a cycle is not cycling.

Dismount and walk signs on Cherry Street

In the middle of April I blogged about the confusion over the route for cycles along Corporation Street to New Street station. In that blog I noted a funny sign on Cherry Street that was clearly part of the cycle route, yet had a 'walking man' symbol instead of a cycle symbol. "Must be a mistake" I thought. No. I was wrong, as I found out last week on my way to a Birmingham Cycle Revolution stakeholders' meeting.

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