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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 Mortus Diablo's discussion Dangerous drivers thread
"Even if you don't film an encounter, if matters move to the potential for assault it can be useful to make it clear you are dialling 999, and asking the operator to monitor (and record) the conversation, this I'm advised, by an…"
Apr 1
Dave Holladay replied to Mortus Diablo's discussion Dangerous drivers thread
"Chances are that for many of these incidents, especially Mon-Fri work times, these drivers will be using the same road at the same times - a friend was waiting with Police the day after a hit & run, at the exit from an industrial estate, where…"
Apr 1
Dave Holladay replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"With the MaaS pilot for England focussed on WMCA & Laira Shoaf fully bought in to this U want to dee if we can deliver a small scheme to deliver that 'nudge' to giving up car ownership. This could be through a staff benefit package of…"
Mar 24
Dave Holladay replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"I was at the CLOCS (Construction Logistics & Community Safety) annual conference on Wednesday 21st at the National Motorcycle Museum Conference Centre - a really interesting location for pedestrian and cycle access, via the roundabout linking…"
Mar 23
Dave Holladay replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"The did indeed have this in London 2004-2009 (OYBike) where I provided advice. They pulled out because TfL did not prequalify the company as a bidder, and of the 6 who did prequalify (JCDecaux declined to bid because they would not operate the…"
Mar 23
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

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Glasgow

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Hugh Willliams replied to Andrew W's discussion Route Reccomendations
"I haven't done it, but I did plan the attached route. Good to view it on bikehike.co.uk where…"
6 hours ago
Andrew W posted a discussion

Route Reccomendations

This might be a useful topic in general but as a specific query:  I am planning on cycling to Stoke…See More
13 hours ago
LS replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Steady on Danny MacAskill "
Thursday
Keith Dodds replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Who's wondering if they could bunny hop down all that now :-)"
Thursday
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LS replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"I think it will open on Friday 18th May if not sooner."
Thursday
UoB Smartmover replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"It's not due to open for another…"
Thursday
LS replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"It wasn't two hours ago.  "
Wednesday
On Your Bike replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Hello Does anyone know if the towpath is open now? Thanks Adam"
Wednesday
Robert Jones replied to Robert Jones's discussion Rea Valley Route Stirchley Fordhouse Lane
"Is there any hope of getting anyone from BCC to get involved in this? Any ideas anyone. It's…"
Tuesday
Andrew George replied to Andrew George's discussion Any sheffield stands in the Jewelry quarter
"Hello LS, Thanks very much! I replied to that consultation when it was open, as there's a…"
Apr 15
LS replied to Andrew George's discussion Any sheffield stands in the Jewelry quarter
"There are 3 stands on the edge of Golden Square behind Rose Villa Tavern. Some at the train/metro…"
Apr 13
Andrew George posted a discussion

Any sheffield stands in the Jewelry quarter

Hello everyone!I'm hoping to tap into other's knowledge of cycle parking in and around the city…See More
Apr 13
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Apr 12
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

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