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I haven't had chance to look at these yet but I notice one has a proposal for dismount signs :-( 

Cheddar Road in Balsall Heath on NCN5. Remove all of the build outs and have a separated two way cycle lane on the park side. Would that work?

https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/development/bcr-rv-7/supportin... 

Disappointed to see that they are removing one of the concrete bollards at the end of Cheddar Road. Approach at speed in the wet too far to the right, and feel the adrenaline rush as the bike skips sideways on the wet drains cover just as you thought you had lined yourself up for the gap!

it's a quiet cul de sac, I don;t really see the need for the build outs or a separated cycle lane. the build outs were put in to discourage curb crawlers when cheddar rd was a red light zone afaik, and I don't see why thy are being kept now tbh. Good to see those bollards will go though.

LS said:

Cheddar Road in Balsall Heath on NCN5. Remove all of the build outs and have a separated two way cycle lane on the park side. Would that work?

https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/development/bcr-rv-7/supportin... 

That sounds dangerously like common sense!

Darren Cash said:

A change in law on pelicans would be more cost effective than replacing them at cost with new lights and calling it a toucan. Let's face it, the motorist can't see any difference on approach.

These look like very piecemeal interventions - not sure they amount to any sort of cycling revolution; maybe they are just  a way of frittering money that should be going to more dramatic interventions elsewhere.

Good point For instance  - re painting existing cycle route markings is not carving new chunks of cycle facility..  is there  not a budget to keep cycle routes up to date ?  Also on the Coventry road island by Asda - why paint shuttering on the road to keep cars clear == why not expand the shared use cycle / pedestrian path

The Warwick Road repainting has already been done. I first noticed it on 15th January. The dismount signs are at the zebra too. Looks like the consultation is just box ticking.

What I noticed at the re-modelling of Stratford Rd / Walford Road TLs was the triangles have ‘raised brick’ decoration, which as any motorcyclist or pedal cyclist knows, is the worst surface to land on after being knocked off.

This shows in ONE brief instant, how completely IGNORANT BCC are of what it’s like riding a two wheeler.

 

I have NO faith in anything BCC propose, and won’t hold out any hope for ANY decent cycling facilities in the area controlled by the BCC clowns.

Perhaps the consultation should look at this video
http://www.upworthy.com/a-dutch-guy-is-disgusted-by-america-but-he-...

On my way to work this morning, the roads were wet with rainwater.

I really thought the council would have been out early to sweep and dry the roads for me so I wouldn't get splashed.

Sounds like the old Alexi Sayle joke, "I've been using that toilet for 15 years and the council still haven't sent anyone around to flush it"

James Lee said:

On my way to work this morning, the roads were wet with rainwater.

I really thought the council would have been out early to sweep and dry the roads for me so I wouldn't get splashed.

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