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Any Updates Cycle Lanes?
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Any updates on the new cycle highways for Bristol Road A38, and the A34 to Perry Bar? Or have the lanes been cancelled again? (not meaning to be negative but would not surprise me if they did get…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cookie Jan 8.

Hurst Street KEEP LEFT Please
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Hello cyclists of Birmingham Just a safety post here for anyone who cycles Northbound along Hurst Street. I would strongly advise cyclists to KEEP LEFT of this barrier. It appears to be part (of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by nick bradley Nov 18, 2017.

Hill Street Traffic Light Problems

If anyone cycles up Hill Street in the morning many of you may be noticing the temporary signals installed often keep failing, and they become stuck on the red signal. They were installed on the 9th…Continue

Started Nov 12, 2017

Road Closure In City Centre Winter 2017

To update all cyclists very unfortunate to say more roads will be closing in the city centre from the 16th of December when Christmas Market open till 24th December. Currently Hill Street and other…Continue

Tags: Route, Christmas, Market, Lanes, Cycle

Started Nov 4, 2017

 

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ARKrider replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
"Birmingham Connected seemed very happy and pleased they banned cyclists on Twitter few months ago. What have they done in the past several years for cyclists? NOTHING! As to weather cars will be allowed or not I am not sure. I would assume cars will…"
Jan 8
ARKrider replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
"Collecting evidence from the website, current road layout, and the original set up of the bicycle banning on the extension between Snowhill and New Street, its very safe to assume cycling will be banned on both Hill Street and also on Broad Street I…"
Jan 8
Cookie replied to ARKrider's discussion Any Updates Cycle Lanes?
"Not the highways... but have noticed this week that one side of Olton Boulevard East between Shirley Road and Fox Hollies Rd has been blocked of to through traffic.  I thought this scheme had been put on hold and funding transferred for the…"
Jan 8
LS replied to ARKrider's discussion Any Updates Cycle Lanes?
"It was on Midlands Today this evening. Available on iplayer for a short while featuring Andi Smith and a Conservative Councillor  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-birmingham-42461043 ;"
Jan 4
ian robathan replied to ARKrider's discussion Any Updates Cycle Lanes?
"and here you are "
Jan 4
Andrew George replied to ARKrider's discussion Any Updates Cycle Lanes?
"I've not seen any evidence of work along Bristol Road either, at least on the sections nearer the Uni than the city centre. When they slightly adjusted the width of the advisory lanes along Bristol Road west of Selly Oak a couple of years back,…"
Jan 1
LS replied to ARKrider's discussion Any Updates Cycle Lanes?
"I haven't heard anything and there's no sign of any work on A38 as far as I can tell. This reckons some work has started on A34... https://roadworks.org/ Can anyone confirm?"
Dec 31, 2017
ARKrider posted a discussion

Any Updates Cycle Lanes?

Any updates on the new cycle highways for Bristol Road A38, and the A34 to Perry Bar? Or have the lanes been cancelled again? (not meaning to be negative but would not surprise me if they did get cancelled again!)See More
Dec 30, 2017
ARKrider replied to LS's discussion Hurst Street Cycle Superhighway
"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)"
Dec 15, 2017
ARKrider replied to ian robathan's discussion This is what we face
"Wow, that's crazy! red light jump and I don't know what meds the guy in the merc must of drank that morning, but he must of been off his rockers to pull off such a turn like that! Yet what makes me laugh is that Birmingham still insists on…"
Nov 26, 2017
ARKrider replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"I think right now the most important thing is getting this A38 cycle lane built! BUT I do agree the triangle at Selly Oak NEEDS to be made safer. I think the shared pathway should be extended to the top the hill. (remove one of the 3 lanes…"
Nov 25, 2017
ARKrider replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"Money well spent on mandatory cycling signs in Birmingham? could of been better spent on signs saying "Share With Care". SIMPLE!"
Nov 19, 2017
ARKrider replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"I would not want to squeeze through this on a bike. You think how crowded this place gets in the past years, these narrow barriers wont help at all really. "
Nov 19, 2017
ARKrider replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"There was a report in the local news the tram killed a pedestrian on Corp Street. Last time I checked not one cyclist has killed OR hurt a pedestrian in the crowded street of Corp St. So why are the city council being ridiculous and sad by banning…"
Nov 19, 2017
ARKrider replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"The canals are good, BUT only in the summer. Not sure I would ride down at 5pm when its night time, cold, wet, narrow path, no path lamps, and no railgaurd from the canal. "
Nov 19, 2017
ARKrider replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"Boris Bikes and Bicycle Ban Signs. (Makes me laugh they want to bring in Boris Bikes is an utter complete joke!!) Why? Because (1) there is NO cycle infrastructure in Birmingham (2) what good is it cycling if the entire city centre keeps banning…"
Nov 19, 2017

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What sort of riding do you do?
various
Where do you live?
Birmingham
Tell us about your bike(s)
mountain bikes, with good equipment
About me
Was born in the USA, and currently go to Birmingham University. I love cycling, and exploring, and support cycling, and new bike lanes when ever, however I can.
I do like cars, bikes, and visiting places.

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Pride Parade & Birmingham Council don't care about cyclists??

So coming home last night cycling down Hurst Street, which is the safest bike route in Birmingham, normally takes me 15 minutes to get home. Come down to find out this dumb parade set up & Birmingham Council thought it was completely fine to block the bike lane, and let cyclist find alternative routes that are very dangerous, and long! No signs to alert cyclist route was closed, and many people cycling were very confused on which way to go.

This is very wrong of both this Parade,…

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Posted on May 23, 2015 at 13:00 — 9 Comments

Birmingham Cycling Discouragement

More Birmingham Cycling discouragement, by placing signs to tell cyclists they can't use a bicycle lane that cleary DOES NOT…

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Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:21 — 4 Comments

Fort PRKW Cycling Hell

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Birmingham,+West+Midlands/@52.5060489,-1.8296726,478m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x4870942d1b417173:0xca81fef0aeee7998

This sign states cyclist can no longer use the walkway which is the size of a whole lane with no one walking on it, and suggests cyclist to go onto a busy 50MPG + dual carrage way near the M6 full of trucks, rushy drivers, and…

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Posted on March 31, 2015 at 19:02 — 1 Comment

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Ian replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
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doug salmon replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
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doug salmon replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
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Robert replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
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Dave Cox replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
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Robert replied to Robert Holland's discussion City cycling - Vancouver have it about right
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City cycling - Vancouver have it about right

This video about joined up transport thinking and cycling in Vancouver should be a must-see for all…See More
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