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Bilston Road WVH - closing for 6 months - cycling promotion opportunity?

This work us starting within a couple of weeks and running of 6 months - there will be a shuttle bus service but that cannot run both ways on Bilston Road, whilst the walking & cycling route…Continue

Started Jun 9, 2017

Pedestrian & cyclist challenges

I really need a better photo of the challenging presumption on pedestrian traffic at Snow Hill - the picture was a bit shaky and missed off the other side of the pedestrian crossing signals.…Continue

Started Aug 21, 2016

Party (Conference) Time
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Lucky Birmingham  2-4 September you havehttps://www.greenparty.org.uk/conference/ at Birmingham University Edgbaston CampusSurprisinglya) no…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Aug 20, 2016.

Best route Leicester-Birmingham & rough estimate on timing
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I'm looking at possible use of Megabus to get back North on 26th December. 2 departures 07.30 and 13.30 approx but no trains to get to Brum.It used to take me about 50 minutes Leicester-Nuneaton. so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew W Dec 23, 2015.

 

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Dave Holladay replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
"1) Trams should be running in middle of road (as the old ones used to do) as far as possible on reserved track. If caught earlu enough at the design stage, a case might be made to install vignole section BR113A rail at points where other road…"
Feb 5
Dave Holladay replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"Elevating a cycle route limits the access points and thus level of service to reach the diverse places diverse people want to get to on the diversity of the core street & paths network at ground level. If you want a case study in the futility of…"
Feb 5
Dave Holladay replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"You need to be a qualifier for the Darwin Awards to land in the groove on that section - cyclist falls happen where the rails are being crossed and turning (you slide sideways and land on your side) or crossing too slowly, with a lack of positive…"
Nov 19, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"Of course they'll keep doing this until one of the gas fuelled catering chalets goes up in flames and we have a massive evacuation debacle - or this plays into the hands of those who seek to score the next terrorist attack... The way to manage…"
Nov 19, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"Then again this sign has been up in Pitlochry for well over 20 years and the Hong Kong Highway code has had the other sign for well over 30 years. "
Nov 19, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"I recall the TRRL study Cycling in Pedestrian Areas* which reported just ONE adverse interaction (and that was a child on a bike, likely to be less experienced in riding through a pedestrian area) in thousands of hours of recorded material. It also…"
Nov 19, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Joanna Klaces's discussion Cyclist safety - again
"Perhaps a letter to local paper asking whether other road users had witnessed what appears to have been some rather noticeably odd driver (and passenger) behaviour, and if any local premises might want to check their external CCTV cameras (you can…"
Nov 15, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Carol's discussion cars parked on cycle paths
"As an infrequent visitor, without the benefit of constant awareness of the various developments it is perhaps even worse than being a first time visitor. I would gain a massive benefit from having greater clarity, and advance warning of diversions…"
Nov 3, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"Is there not sufficient width in the canal there to place a pontoon and by-pass the worksite, whilst still allowing boats to pass?"
Nov 3, 2017
Dave Holladay commented on LS's photo
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Lidl Kings Heath

"I've generally had no problem taking bike (& often trailer) in to local Lidl - generally avoiding busy times - so that I can load up under cover, at the check-out loading shelf. Likewise for Farmfoods, and some Tescos"
Nov 3, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Safety of buses at night
"This is a critical detail if the rear light does this, as to start off with a modern bus (torque converter & auto gearbox) the procedure is normally to use the footbrake, release the parking brake and put bus in drive, as the footbrake is…"
Nov 3, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"For bikes on trains - Bikes in excess of capacity BIXC (vice PIXC) can be dealt with by the TOC writing the safety case for a train appropriately. The safety case deals with the risk management for the various uses made of the train, and so ofr…"
Oct 22, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"Use the escalators (when they are running) with the caveat that several platforms have substandard spec for high volume (and cycle) use. On the Tube ALL escalators have at least 4 level treads moving before the tread-plates rise or drop, and the…"
Oct 19, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to LS's discussion Bike Hire scheme
"Interesting that I was in Sheffield recently, meeting the UKTram person heading up the cycles with trams work group, and then an evening with Cycle Sheffield, speaking to their tram reports person, and hearing as presentation by Ofo, the…"
Oct 17, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to LS's discussion Bike Hire scheme
"WMCA are right to note that a free range bike share scheme can deliver chaotic abandonment of bikes, but the concept of 'dockless' does not necessarily require hard installation of physical hardware on the street. This is a lesson learned…"
Oct 13, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to ARKrider's discussion Cyclist Killed on Pershore Road
"As there seems to be some history of incidents here there should also be a paper trail for Section 39 - the mandated requirement for Birmingham Council to carry out investigations into crashes and the TELL THEMSELVES what measures are required to…"
Oct 12, 2017

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LS replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"Sign on the central reservation near to the university."
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ARKrider commented on LS's blog post Low Speed One
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ARKrider commented on LS's blog post Low Speed One
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Kim replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"Focusing on the city centre seems right to me, because the local high streets already have some…"
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Your Average Joe replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"I understand the point about the weather, but it's not just of late I was thinking about. I…"
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Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"Bike stands were full at Custard Factory by 9.00 last week.  They need some more !!"
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Kim replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"It's February.  New people don't take up cycling in shite weather.  I'm…"
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Your Average Joe replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"Looking at these pictures, I thought you was going to say what I was thinking. These are…"
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Andy White left a comment for James G
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Feb 12
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…"
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…"
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…"
Feb 12

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