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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 Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"In addition I strongly feel a 2-way cycle track could and should be made to cross over the ring road from Bath Row. I also think a 4-way traffic light NEEDS to be installed near the Tesco! I used to cycle that way for university and the city…"
Apr 9
ARKrider replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"Birmingham Council never think, care, or plan for cycling when reconstructing road designs in the city. They miss opportunity every single time to make travelling safer! When I moved to Birmingham in 2013, I noticed this until I moved away in…"
Apr 9
ARKrider commented on LS's blog post Low Speed One
"I think its a good idea. Maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles could use the cycle path as well!"
Feb 17
ARKrider commented on LS's blog post Low Speed One
"I think its a good idea. Maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles could use the cycle path as well!"
Feb 17
ARKrider replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"LOL! No kidding. "
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"FINALLY! Sad its taken this long + I just moved out of Birmingham. Really gutted I wont be here anymore to see or use this once its built. It would of been very useful for university had this been built months - years ago!"
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to John Pitcock's discussion QE road - conflicting signs: are cycles allowed?
"As the blue sign at the start of the road states Buses and Bicycle then I would imagine YES you are allowed BUT I understand the confusion with the No Entry sign just after. It appears its a possibility that the No Entry signs were the original…"
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
"Baring in mind these are all shared with motor vehicles. As far as I am aware only permitted motor vehicles are allowed up Navigation street. Apart from that, there is nothing that would run you over if you fell/slipped on the tram tracks. BUT its…"
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"LOL! Cycle lanes made in Birmingham. Sure maybe in 100 years. LOL"
Feb 3
ARKrider commented on LS's photo
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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"That is really stupid! I've seen police chase videos on TV where moped riders still can get through these with complete ease. This is really poor I think because this is a very heavily used route for bicycles, and pedestrians for work and…"
Feb 3
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

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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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Kim replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"I went and found the original artist's impression, and that just showed magic paint, which is…"
Apr 12
LS replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"I noticed it looks like it will be raised about a foot above the grass and wonder if there will be…"
Apr 11
Kim replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"Some photos of current progress on twitter:…"
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"Thanks for the feedback Gents!"
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