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Posted Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 17:01 in David's blog
An update on cycling campaigning …
Random guy on a bike wearing a mask
Posted Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 19:57 in David's blog
Is cycle campaigning on hold during the coronavirus lock-down? …
A38 Corridor Cycleway
Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 15:53 in Chris's blog
Although most of us are now staying at home to avoid spreading Covid 19, Birmingham City Council still is planning for the future, including a consultation on its 2020 transport plan, building on t…
Digbeth High Street next to the Custard Factory
Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 09:59 in Chris's blog
For many years, Digbeth High Street has been an urban motorway, delivering cars into the very centre of Birmingham.…
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 …
Google Street View image of motor traffic on Moor Street Queensway
Posted Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 18:18 in Chris's blog
In preparation for the construction of Curzon Street Station for HS2, Birmingham City Council is proposing to install a bus gate on Moor Street Queensway outside of the train station.…
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. …
Brompton e-bike
Posted Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 16:29 in David's blog
On Your Bike Birmingham had a pre-production eBrompton available for test rides at the end of last year that David was keen to take for a spin. He wasn't disappointed. …
Trek e-bike
Posted Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 19:56 in John's blog
Last summer, having spent many years chasing younger or fitter cyclists, I recognised my need for help. I bought a pedelec (an electrically assisted bike) made by Trek …
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 …
An example of dual cycling infrastructure.
Posted Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:49 in Chris's blog
With the new consultation on the second stage of the Perry Barr cycle track (see this blog post for details - Consultation closes Ju…
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 …
Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 19:44 in David's blog
The Bike West Midlands Network (BWMN) was set up in 2013 to provide some mutual support between cycling campaigns across the West Midlands …
Be Heard logo
Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 16:03 in Chris's blog
Following a series of consultations earlier this year, Birmingham City Council has launched a new consultation for Sherlock Street aimed at improving bus times heading out of the city.…
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