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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 Former Highwayman Apr 11.

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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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."
Mar 26
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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City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking

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 and dangers for cyclists and walkers especially in Bath Row. This is in contradiction to Birmingham Connected and Connected for Growth strategies which recognise that cycling and walking should be seen as a key part of the transport mix for the future.There is a particular safety problem around the…See More
Mar 17
Dave Cox commented on Alison Readman's event 'Erdington Cycle Jumble 2018'
"I've just heard that they are having to cancel because of the weather and travel problems."
Mar 2
Dave Cox replied to Andrew W's discussion Muggings on NCN5
"Well done police let's hope they've got the right guy and this puts a stop to it"
Mar 1
Dave Cox commented on Alison Readman's event 'Erdington Cycle Jumble 2018'
"I always enjoy this annual event fascinating collection of bikes and bits like I used to ride and always interesting to chat and meet people.I still haven't read the book I bought last year !  Always some gems hidden amongst the tables but…"
Mar 1
Dave Cox is attending Alison Readman's event
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Erdington Cycle Jumble 2018 at Erdington

March 3, 2018 from 10am to 1pm
The 2018 cycle jumble is at ERDINGTON METHODIST CHURCH HALL on Saturday 3 MARCH 2018 at 10 am.  Entry just £1.Popular event.  All tables sold.  Lots of new and old parts/frames/wheels - vintage, retro, modern etc.Refreshments available.For more info or to donate jumble contact Alison Readman on 077432 855125 or amreadman[at]gmail.comSee More
Mar 1

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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
The real one!
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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