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City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
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Buses are a key and popular part of the transport mix but current proposals for City Centre Road Improvements from WMCA and Birmingham City Council have not been "cycle proofed". They create problems…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Jul 10.

Orbita tandem
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An Orbita tandem was stolen from a friend's garage in Moseley. It is used on a turbo by a friend to help mitigate Parkinson's disease and really important to him. Fast revving helps with a pilot…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Cox Sep 30, 2017.

Piloting a tandem - a new Challenge ?
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Beacon member Roger Green is seeking some new sighted pilots to join him on his bespoke Longstaff for occasional social rides from Cofton Hackett. Some of us having been doing this for years but we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew W May 16, 2017.

Stolen Pinarello Northfield/Bournville

Another theft this time in B31 and after a house break in at lunchtime today.  Please keep a look out for my friend's Pinarello Razha-K in black with yellow highlights 2016 model. Shimano changers,…Continue

Started Sep 27, 2016

 

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LS replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"Do they take any notice of responses to consultations though?"
Jul 10
Chris Lowe replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"I've written up a response to the two sets of plans for Push Bikes, and attached our formal responses. Push Bikes' response Briefly - the plans do very little for cycling, and in some places actually make walking and cycling options…"
Jul 10
LS replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"There's a new consultation out on this. The right turn from the Middleway and pedestrian crossing appear to have been scrapped but still nothing for cyclists unless your bike can trigger a bus gate to change the…"
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HSBC Let's Ride Birmingham at Route to be confirmed

June 10, 2018 from 9am to 4pm
What used to be called SkyRide / BikeFest / City RideSee More
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Dave Cox is attending john bennett's event

cyclists war memorial service at meriden village green warks

May 20, 2018 from 11am to 12:15pm
This is an annual memorial service to those cyclists who participated and many who lost their lives in  WW1 and subsequent conflicts. All welcome to attend and enjoy refreshments after in the local village hall.See More
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Former Highwayman replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"Thanks for the feedback Gents!"
Apr 11
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
Former Highwayman replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"The wide footway was part of proposals I may hav ebeen involved with"
Apr 3
LS replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"George Road, the ring road crossing and Bath Row should have two way separated cycle lanes to make it safe for cyclists of all ages and abilities. I'm in Palma where this type of infrastructure is common and well used. Yet another city that is…"
Mar 29
Ryan Stait replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"Not sure the off-road facility. i.e. Harborne Walkway is the solution. It's there already and I never use it for commuting even though it's 1 minute from my front-door. It takes about 20 minutes longer into town.  Lovely for…"
Mar 29
Former Highwayman replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"Please be aware that issue is being tried to be addressed Dave Forum thoughts would be helpful so please fire away"
Mar 29
Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"I'm told that they hit some technical problems and had to do a re-design or re-think hence lost some time. I don't think this was a routine job for CRT or their contractors."
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Dave Cox replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"Great insights as always thanks Dave. This will be new for us in West Midlands apart from Warwick Uni. The Brompton Hire was always going to be a niche market. This is much broader. We have a large visitor economy and lots of students. What I will…"
Mar 24
Former Highwayman replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"Yes, I agree the current rush hour slow  queue from Harborne High Street to 5 ways begs for a modal  shift to a off road cycle facility I may have worked on"
Mar 22
LS replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"I've responded supporting  Push Bikes proposals. Also the Harborne Road bus lane proposals make no mention of BCR Phase 3 plans which were - Five Ways to Greenfield Crescent - Shared-use footway with segregationGreenfield Crescent…"
Mar 18

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What sort of riding do you do?
Commuting, club runs, audax, holidays
Where do you live?
Bournville
Tell us about your bike(s)
Thorn with hub dynamo,stand, LBS Kahn Market bell and trailer hitch
About me
Membership secretary, welfare officer and occasional runs leader for Beacon RCC
Vice Chair of Push Bikes Organiser of Bike West Midlands Network

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Looks like there will be even more lawless speeding motorists in West Midlands

 from BBC West Midlands speed cameras facing switch-off

Hundreds of speed cameras could be switched off in the West Midlands after funding of £1.9m for the partnership which runs them was cut.

The West Midlands Casualty Reduction Scheme, which manages the cameras, was funded by seven local authorities in the West Midlands.

But the authorities have withdrawn the funding because of budget cuts.

If no…

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Posted on February 3, 2011 at 21:13 — 1 Comment

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At 21:27 on April 29, 2012, Donna Norford said…
I'm so sorry!    I really have not sent anyone anything nasty etc etc. I have clearly been hacked on twitter.   rest assured that I no longer have an active twitter account!

Donna Norford
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At 11:53 on April 1, 2011, Philip Griffiths said…
Hi Dave, indeed, club runs are a delight for sure, but i just do not seem to get out on them anymore, so looking for alternative ways to spend time on the bike. A bit of city exploring i think is in order!
 
 
 

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