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New pinch-points on Linden Road
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Who thought that was a good idea?It's a substantial gradient, the last thing cyclists need is more traffic-enraging.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shivaji Shiva Sep 1, 2017.

Beware plastic bags!
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A low-flying plastic bag got blown into the rear wheel of my Dawes this afternoon.  It got caught in the chain, and the rear dérailleur cage was pulled up into the wheel, causing it to bend and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CKS Jul 7, 2015.

Forumite Spotting
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Maybe we should have a dedicated thread for this sort of thing... Spotted on Lifford LaneContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Sep 20, 2015.

 

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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 cycle parking (which has been added to in recent years), but other than the the disappointing facilities at New Street station, there's been a…"
Wednesday
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 not expecting miracles, but I expect the new stands will get more use as the fair-weather cyclists return and discover new places to park. Other than…"
Tuesday
Kim commented on LS's photo
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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"Presumably a bollard is needed to stop motorists driving their cars up it, but surely this is unnecessary..."
Feb 3
Kim replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"That's an excellent point.  And of course relies on there being good enough sightlines that you can carry the momentum without endangering anyone."
Jan 26
Kim replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"Looking at it on Streetview, I think this one is actually elevated (I'm assuming the level pf the ground floor of the nearby buildings is the datum), it just appears that the road is in a cutting because the embankments supporting the cycleway…"
Jan 26
Kim replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"Looks like London to me. It's a stupid idea.  Cycling works better at a level grade, down out of the wind, and you can't close a couple of park gates or block a turn from a main road to create a cycle route without NIMBYs and endless…"
Jan 21
Kim posted photos
Dec 11, 2017
Kim replied to LS's discussion Hurst Street Cycle Superhighway
"AIUI a sloped kerb is preferred for this reason.  Presumably there's a critical angle where the average bicycle will mount the kerb without tramlining.  (It generally being preferable to wobble into the adjacent lane while remaining…"
Dec 9, 2017
Kim replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"Needs more vans and broken glass.  :)"
Dec 6, 2017
Kim replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"I know many deaf people, and there's a world of difference between someone whose awareness of their environment doesn't rely on hearing, and someone absorbed in their music/phone/paperback. As a rule of thumb, deaf people are the ones who…"
Dec 1, 2017
Kim replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"I don't mean cycling for pleasure - I mean all those other reasons people make short journeys that could be reasonably made by cycling:  Taking their kids to school.  Going to the shops.  Medical appointments.  Collecting…"
Nov 30, 2017
Kim replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"There's more to transport than commuting, and plenty of people make journeys to places other than the city centre, so cycling provision in other places is perfectly valid. I agree that canal paths aren't attractive infrastructure, and that…"
Nov 29, 2017
Kim is attending Dave Cox's event

Protect Birmingham Cyclists Slow Roll and Petition Hand Over to WM Mayor Andy Street at Custard Factory and Millennium Point Eastside

December 3, 2017 from 1:45pm to 3:15pm
The time has come to hand over the Protect Birmingham Cyclists Petition to WMCA Mayor Andy Street, which is currently standing at 5250 signatories!!https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-killing-birmingham-cyclistsThe petition will be delivered by a Christmas themed Slow Roll, expect hundreds of people along for the festive ride.The plan to meet at Gibb Street in the middle…See More
Nov 26, 2017
Kim replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"Or perhaps had misogynistic abuse shouted at you while cycling..."
Nov 26, 2017
Kim replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"Short of mandating the bikes are fitted with lights that comply to a sensible standard at point of sale (which is what the Germans do), we're not going to stop people buying eBay special MTB lights for dark commutes.  The only reasonable…"
Nov 19, 2017
Kim replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"The Birmingham and Worcester towpath has been usefully improved, though it's not a particularly convenient route for me, so I haven't been down there since chutney season got going.  It's still a harsh finger-numbing ride on my…"
Nov 19, 2017

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What sort of riding do you do?
leisure/utility
Where do you live?
Selly Oak
Tell us about your bike(s)
trekking hybrid, touring recumbent, tandem-shaped object

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At 8:12 on June 3, 2013, Robert said…

Thank you.

That's a useful page of photos.   One of the points I want to make is that trikes like yours make cycling accessible to a wider range of people, and the poor design of the infrastructure being built is discriminatory.   I also have a nice photo of a Sinner Mango on a Dutch cycle path, courtesy of David Hembrow.   Can you imagine trying to get one of those down NCN5?

At 22:12 on June 2, 2013, Kim said…

Oh, absolutely.

You might find some of these useful, too (I've started a collection):

http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=obstructions

While people are often dismissive of recumbent trikes as being fairly niche (and therefore presumably unimportant, even when used by disabled people who don't have the option of an upright bicycle), I like to remind them that anything that's impassable to a trike is likely to be equally problematic for trailers, tag-along children's bikes, tandems, cargo cycles and so on.  Not to mention boring things like pushchairs and mobility scooters.

At 14:31 on June 2, 2013, Robert said…

I'm meeting with BCC Highways Department about cycling infrastructure on Friday.   May I use that photo of your trike falling over on the tow path as an example of what cycles look like and how the current infrastructure is problematic?

 
 
 

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