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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

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 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…"
Wednesday
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dave Holladay commented on Steve Cooper's video
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Close pass x2 (Sorry I swear a lot on this video)

"Rear observation and positioning and unless they are deliberately aiming to run you down you can force drivers to slow and pass properly. Observation is essential for this so that when it is clear they have not seen you, you dive for the verge.…"
Oct 6
Dave Holladay replied to ian robathan's discussion 2026 Transport plan
"Worth adding to this debate and pressing for the response from Andy Street - Birmingham (with Laura Shoaf CEO TfWM) has been nominated as THE English pilot city for Mobility as a Service - Laura is a committed enthusiast for this. Ultimately you…"
Sep 21
Dave Holladay replied to LS's discussion Brompton Bike Hire save £24.75 (Today)
"This links in with Birmingham being launched as English pilot for Mobility as a Service - Laura Shoaf boss of Network WM buys this totally - Ultimately expect that a Swift card/account will provide you with bus, train , tram journeys, bike hire…"
Sep 19
Dave Holladay replied to LS's discussion Cyclist hit by lorry on Sherlock Street NCN5
"2 possible options? Both have an element of lack of road awareness from the cyclist, whether or not the parked truck was legitimately parked there at that time (there are parking AND loading restrictions clearly visible in road markings) 1) cyclist…"
Sep 19
Dave Holladay replied to Darren Cash's discussion Barriers
"Minimum for manual wheelchair to pass = 80cm, but preferred minimum = 90cm (as less likely to smash knuckles on bollards) As with traffic islands on carriageway, bollards need white line/markings to direct/deflect cycle traffic towards the gap."
Jul 3
Dave Holladay posted a discussion

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 should be maintainedOptions may be to promote the hiring of some of the Bromptons in the city, run a pilot public bike hire as an alternative to waiting for the buses, or do some local promotion to make local residents aware of cycling as an alternative to the greater hell of trying to drive or use…See More
Jun 9

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Hurst Street KEEP LEFT Please

Hello cyclists of Birmingham Just a safety post here for anyone who cycles Northbound along Hurst…See More
4 hours ago
Andrew George replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"I agree, Robert. I wish more people would get dipped/dip-able lights. My most recent trip down the…"
10 hours ago
Andrew George replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
"Not sure about that precise driver/vehicle, but I got abuse shouted at me by a driver who…"
10 hours ago
Diesel Domestique replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
"26th Sept last year, about 7 incidents since so he is local despite CKS' suggestion. Got good…"
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ian robathan commented on Steve Cooper's video
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15 minutes - a commuting tale (I swear again)

"Generally it is not too bad really but you get the odd one like this."
yesterday
Joanna Klaces replied to Andrew W's discussion Russell Road Again
"I am very sorry to hear this and so glad she is OK . I hope something will be done to make cycling…"
yesterday
Robert Jones replied to Robert Jones's discussion Rea Valley Route Stirchley Fordhouse Lane
"This housing development is going ahead. They’ve started work on clearing the site. Planning…"
yesterday
Matt Andrews replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"I'm a big fan of the See.Sense range: https://seesense.cc/ not the cheapest but fit your…"
yesterday
Kim replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"Some of B&M's newer dynamo lights have greatly improved the width of the beam.  You…"
yesterday
Steve Cooper commented on Steve Cooper's video
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15 minutes - a commuting tale (I swear again)

"Chad - I think your right about the dark evening, although I'm happier to stick to the…"
yesterday
Robert replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"60 lux should be sufficient for high speed cycling on unlit roads.   Mine is 35 lux, and…"
yesterday
Kim replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"It's about time someone came out with something like this.  I'm a big fan of the…"
yesterday
Andrew W replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"Thanks for that.  Can't find a UK stockist but I can get one shipped from Holland. …"
yesterday
LS replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
"So he's a parasite"
Wednesday
CKS replied to Diesel Domestique's discussion Problem driver Harborne area V066WOX or VU67JSV
"Those are 'Worcestershire' registrations, it seems like he's commuting from there."
Wednesday
LS commented on LS's event 'Transport and Connectivity - Cities in Motion'
"More events during The Liveable City:Masterplanning and Housing – Putting People…"
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