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Kohlrabi
Posted Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 13:42 in Robert's blog
We can learn a lot from this weird vegetable, but whilst the city council is improving, it is still slow to learn and very forgetful …
Posted Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 00:00 in Robert's blog
Push Bikes members have been experimenting with a solution to a shocking problem …
Cycle Symbol
Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 10:51 in Robert's blog
Apart from a few breadcrumbs, you'll be cycling naked on the new cycle route between the A38 and A34 cycleways …
Air pollution seen over Birmingham
Posted Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 11:03 in Robert's blog
And much has happened in that year …
Jewellery Quarter Pop-Up Cycle Lane
Posted Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 15:08 in Robert's blog
A ride along the the city centre to City Hospital pop-up cycleway …
Potholes on Hay Green Lane
Posted Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 16:21 in Robert's blog
Spring is when we all squeal with delight at the sight of cute little baby potholes …
Kings Heath LTN Makes Quietens a Residential Road
Posted Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:08 in Robert's blog
The difference between the roads in Kings Heath with modal filters and those without is stark …
Oak Tree Lane LTN by Bournville Park
Posted Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 12:17 in Robert's blog
Here are my opinions on a couple of the emergency transport plan measures, but what are yours? You have an opportunity to give that opinion …
Recycling a Christmas tree
Posted Friday, December 25, 2020 - 13:10 in Robert's blog
How do you take a stupidly large Christmas tree to the recycling centre on an ordinary bike? Push Bikes reveals all …
ELF cycle utility vehicle made by Organic Transit
Posted Monday, March 16, 2020 - 21:42 in Robert's blog
Rather than electrifying cars and SUVs, it is better to electrify cycles and make them large enough to be family transport …
Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 14:12 in Robert's blog
Birmingham City Council is consulting until 22nd November on a bus corridor scheme for the Alcester Road. The scheme is relevant to cycling, and we recommend you respond. …
Riese und Müller Nevo e-bike
Posted Friday, October 18, 2019 - 21:05 in Robert's blog
E-bikes are a great way to help people cycle rather than drive, but British infrastructure suppresses demand and prevents the UK from taking advantage of this modern technology …
Posted Monday, August 26, 2019 - 16:18 in Robert's blog
Rather more elephants fit in an electric car than fit in an original Mini. It helps if you ignore them …
A38 Corridor Cycleway
Posted Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 14:59 in Robert's blog
I would like to share with you some mental images of my ride back along the A38 corridor cycleway after the Let's Ride …
Haren Shared Space
Posted Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:44 in Robert's blog
If an impressive person talks you into giving them lots of money for something that you would have been better off not buying, what is the name for that? …
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