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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Franklin Road LTN Measure
Posted Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 09:29 in Robert's blog
Join us on a little tour of LTN's old and new in Bournville …
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 …
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