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Needs more vans and broken glass.  :)

well it is something I suppose but no hard segregation ? 

It's not finished Ian :-)

What happens at either end of this short highway?

sure but any signs that there will be one ?

LS said:

It's not finished Ian :-)

Details are here https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/economy/southside-hurst-street... but it doesn't say how it will be segregated. Could be concrete kerb like it used to be or perhaps wands or planters. We'll just have to wait and see. Exciting like Christmas.

I've fixed the title as previous discussions on here led me to believe that the top end of what I always thought was Hurst Street was Ladywell Walk. I was mistaken. 

North of this- on ?Hill Street there is a contraflow cycle lane with a 3-4 inch raised seperator between opposite direction bike and car lanes . I think this has been discussed previously.

Can I ask - there are various different designs of these short raised seperators - does anyone know what happens if the cyclist cycles into the various different types of seperator in error? I am guessing one goes flying into the car lane, but there may be some engineering principle to counteract this?

AIUI a sloped kerb is preferred for this reason.  Presumably there's a critical angle where the average bicycle will mount the kerb without tramlining.  (It generally being preferable to wobble into the adjacent lane while remaining in control of your bicycle than to fall off and land in a heap.)

JRA said:

Can I ask - there are various different designs of these short raised seperators - does anyone know what happens if the cyclist cycles into the various different types of seperator in error? I am guessing one goes flying into the car lane, but there may be some engineering principle to counteract this?

A plastic kerb has been installed, sloped on the cycling side. 

Wow, its looking better. Be sure to keep us updated. Im not in Birmingham now, and if I dont find a job looks like I might just be moving away (At least I can move some where a bit more bicycle friendly I suppose LOL)

LS said:

A plastic kerb has been installed, sloped on the cycling side. 

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