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Bournbrook High Street Plan
Posted Monday, June 27, 2022 - 14:58 in Robert's blog
It is good to see the consultation on formalising the pop-up cycleway on Bournbrook High Street, but the design needs more work to be compliant with LTN 1/20 …
Kings Heath High Street on a Sunday
Posted Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 12:56 in Chris's blog
As part of the social distancing measures introduced in 2020 at the start of the Covid pandemic, sections of on-street parking on Kings Heath High Street were suspended.…
Electric Brompton
Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 09:06 in Robert's blog
Which is faster, an e-bike or a limited-stop regional bus? Let's find out …
Title of Push Bikes First Newsletter
Posted Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 09:34 in John's blog
Samantha has been helping our elderly archivist down in the darkest depths of the Push Bikes library stacks, and has found a couple of gems …
Franklin Road Filtered Permeability
Posted Monday, January 10, 2022 - 12:07 in Robert's blog
There is one benefit of LTN measures that is not immediately obvious, but it is intentional …
Park Hill modal filter
Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 18:47 in Chris's blog
Chris and Robert have been taking a look at the plan to link the Park Hill LTN with NCN5 at Cannon Hill Park …
Bolton Road pop-up cycleway
Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 18:43 in Chris's blog
Chris has reviewed the plans for making permanent the pop-up cycle route along the A45 …
Jewellery Quarter Pop-Up Cycle Lane
Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 18:38 in Chris's blog
Chris and Robert have been reviewing the plans for making this route permanent …
Bradford Street Pop-Up Cycle Lanes
Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 18:33 in Chris's blog
Chris has written our response to the proposals for making the Bradford Street cycle route permanent …
Climate Change Tank
Posted Monday, November 15, 2021 - 13:37 in Robert's blog
Unleash your inner Greta. As part of creating low-carbon transport infrastructure, we need Low Traffic Neighbourhoods NOW …
Kings Heath LTN Makes Quietens a Residential Road
Posted Friday, October 29, 2021 - 19:33 in Jim's blog
Opened 29 September 2021. Closes 5 November 2021. The stated overview of this consultation is:…
Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 20:12 in Chris's blog
Having finished the tram line from Centenary Plaza to Five Ways along Broad Street, Birmingham City Council is consulting on the Traffic Regulation Order to finalise the traffic movements (includin…
Hurst Street
Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 08:56 in Jim's blog
Jim has figured this confusing set of plans out, so all you have to do is respond saying "I support Push Bikes opinion" …
Example of filtered permeability using bollards in the Netherlands.
Posted Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 20:32 in Chris's blog
Birmingham City Council is carrying out a consultation on some of the measures introduced to divide the city centre into segments …
Optima Baron recumbent bicycle leaning against a white Nissan Leaf with a Co-Wheels Birmingham logo
Posted Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 09:23 in Kim's blog
As someone who gave up a car ownership in favour of cycling as my primary means of transport some years ago, one of the things people ask me from time to time is "But what about when you need to do X?" …
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