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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.

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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yesterday
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…"
Saturday
Kim replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"Needs more vans and broken glass.  :)"
Dec 6
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
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
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
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
Kim replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"Or perhaps had misogynistic abuse shouted at you while cycling..."
Nov 26
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
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
Kim replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"When wheeling my bikes - particularly the recumbents with their delicate lights / chainring guards and knobbly pedals at prime walking-into height - through crowded areas like station forecourts (but not platforms!) I tend to switch the lights on,…"
Nov 19
Kim replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"They've bitmac-and-gravel surfaced all the towpaths within the city limits, have given away a load of orange bikes, put up some 20mph speed limit signs, are working on improving cycle parking facilities and have spent a lot of time and energy…"
Nov 19
Kim replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"Flashing front lights are a work of Stan, and while I can see they might make some sense to draw attention in heavy rain or if you're doing a time trial, they're strongly contraindicated in actual darkness, because the strobe-o-vision…"
Nov 18
Kim replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"Quite.  While I'm a strong advocate of StVZO-compliant lights, if you're going to ride alongside a body of water in winter, I reckon you should use whatever lighting you feel you need to see the surface details safely, and being…"
Nov 18
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 can go round corners on a recumbent (where lights are typically fixed to the frame axis, rather than the steering axis) without riding into darkness…"
Nov 16
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 StVZO-approved light for normal use with a second, conical, light for a 'main beam'."
Nov 16

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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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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…"
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JRA replied to LS's discussion Hurst Street Cycle Superhighway
"North of this- on ?Hill Street there is a contraflow cycle lane with a 3-4 inch raised seperator…"
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LS replied to LS's discussion Hurst Street Cycle Superhighway
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ian robathan replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"sure but any signs that there will be one ?"
Thursday
Steve replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"What happens at either end of this short highway?"
Thursday
LS replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"It's not finished Ian :-)"
Thursday
ian robathan replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"well it is something I suppose but no hard segregation ? "
Thursday
Kim replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"Needs more vans and broken glass.  :)"
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