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Could someone from BCC or Push Bikes raise this issue please.

The smalll housing development shown on the map runs right next to a small stretch of the Rea Valley route.

During construction would it be possible to build a new segregated stretch of cycling route here.

Also this is a not to be missed opportunity to put some lightning in on this part of the route.

What do you think?

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Is there a consultation / planning permission out for this to comment on?

I can't work out where that is as can only read lifford house on the picture - is this the bit of wasterland around Stirchley near where the tescos was going to be built?

Old Arvin Meritor site - where Asda was going to be built.

Do you have a link to the consultation or where you found the plans?  Is it already being built? I don't use that bit of NCN5 as I join and come off bit north of there. Will pass to someone I know at Sustrans to take a look if you have links to more info and see if they can influence, the NCN5 there though is not Sustrans owned land, and if it's already at construction phase rather than consultation there may be nothing can be done.  Certainly contact BCR, Birmingham council planning department and Push bikes though as well. Cheers

This is close to where I live.
I am aware of this plan, and have been to a presentation by the developers.
Making the new road nearest the Rea link to the Rea route at the Northern end is a good idea (I'm not sure if it is currently planned to). It would be useful for the residents too.
I think the developers are gathering local's opinions before putting in a detailed planning application.
When I hear that the planning application is open to public consultation I will make this suggestion. If I remember I will put the application number here.
The planned 24/7 cycle/pedestrian connection from the Rea Valley to the middle of Stirchley would also help.

The new roads here should be very quiet; quiet enough for little kids on their stabilizers to ride without fear.  I doubt that even the Dutch would segregate cycles from motors here.  So yes, segregated from peds (as the RVR needs to be all the way), but cyclists can just use the new carriageway.  Looking at the alignment though, that doesn't seem to be the plan.

It looks like a connection to Mayfield Road is planned.  That'd better be foot/cycle only to prevent rat-running!  And, for a bit more filtered permeability, how about foot/cycle connections to Ivy Road (connecting it to the RVR) and to the Pershore Road, opposite Ash Tree Road?  There's a lot more to a cycle-friendly (and ped-friendly) city than a few nice longer-distance routes, such as a hypothetically upgraded RVR.

The plans are for the Mayfield Road access to be for peds and cyclists only.

The end of Ivy Road is a private road - it was opened 15 years ago when the new houses were built.

There already is an access to Pershore Road opposite Ashtree Road - across the council office's car park (office hours only). I expect that, for security, there will be no 24/7 access to this car-park.

This housing development is going ahead. They’ve started work on clearing the site. Planning Application is 2017/05884/PA. Looking at the plans they have decided to ignore the chance to improve that small bit of the Rea Valley Route. Can I do anything to change the plans?

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