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Posted Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 21:51 in Robert's blog
A couple who live a few doors away from me, and who have seen me coming and going on my bike, told me a few weeks ago that they were considering getting some bikes themselves.…
Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 22:49 in Robert's blog
Latest news: The lighting in Edgbaston Tunnel has now been replaced. …
Bournbrook Walkway
Posted Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 13:03 in Robert's blog
I recently got hold of a copy of Push Bikes member Roy Watson's new Birmingham Greenways map.…
Shared use sign
Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 17:54 in Robert's blog
There is a noticeable increase in the number of people cycling in Birmingham, and of course most of them opt for routes that don't involve mixing with motor vehicles.…
Posted Friday, May 15, 2015 - 09:26 in Robert's blog
For the council elections Push Bikes carried out a survey of the views of candidates on sustainable personal tr…
Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 18:39 in Robert's blog
Cycling with epilepsy? How does that work? Doesn't epilepsy involve randomly falling over, unconscious, and shaking uncontrollably? It can do.…
Electrically assisted trike for disabled people
Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 - 22:32 in Robert's blog
On the one hand, the announcement of the Wheels for All event is great, as it will introduce Brummies to vehicles they didn't know existed, vehicles that help disabl…
Cheddar Road
Posted Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:34 in Robert's blog
Within a week of writing this the bollard was removed (and replaced with another), and the chicanes fitted with reflective wands, attracting the attention of …
The weekly shop by bike
Posted Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 14:05 in Robert's blog
Last weekend I got the car out. Older readers will be all too familiar with this phrase, because getting the car out was a major undertaking.…
City-bound on the Worcester and Birmingham tow-path
Posted Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 16:59 in Robert's blog
As part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution most of the tow paths in Birmingham have been resurfaced.…
Kings Heath High Street
Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 21:48 in Robert's blog
Sustrans were given the brief of exploring improvement of the public realm on Kings Heath high street.…
Merritts Brook Greenway
Posted Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 20:15 in Robert's blog
The Merritts Brook Greenway is a new cycling and walking route that runs from Stirchley to just short of Fran…
View from the top of Le Col des Ackers
Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 19:12 in Robert's blog
The Ackers is short for the Ackerducks, the name given to this parcel of land by…
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