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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 A38 Work to start end of February
"I went and found the original artist's impression, and that just showed magic paint, which is clearly not the solution.  It's going to need a proper kerb, preferably with enough of a slope that bicycles don't tramline against…"
Apr 12
Kim replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"Some photos of current progress on twitter: https://twitter.com/BCRbirmingham/status/984065109407432704/ They seem to be laying the path without digging into the soil, beyond removing the turf.  Is that a good idea?"
Apr 11
Kim replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway
"Ugh, I'd almost forgotten about that.  It featured on a slow tour to Aberystwyth I did about 3 years ago.  Little horsey ford thing at the bottom, then some semi-ridable singletrack that rapidly deteriorates until you're pushing…"
Apr 9
Kim replied to ian robathan's discussion This is the quality infra we should all want
"This needs to be turned into a Mitchell and Webb sketch.  :)"
Apr 4
Kim replied to ian robathan's discussion This is the quality infra we should all want
"Some of it isn't quite up to Dutch standards of segregation (you might be reluctant to let a child cycle on a lane with just a white line and a row of posts to separate it from the motor traffic), but it's notable that the infra is…"
Apr 3
Kim replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"Central London is a lot bigger than central Birmingham (where everything is within reasonable walking distance).  And the traffic, while more chaotic, tends to be a slower and a bit more cyclist-aware. But hopefully it'll be useful to…"
Mar 22
Kim commented on LS's photo
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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"I finally went to have a look.  It was easily slalom-able on a DF bike without any exciting luggage, but that's not really the point.  Given the colour of the tarmac, it would certainly benefit from some contrasting reflective tape -…"
Mar 20
Kim replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"I rode the section from the Priory Road junction to the University this afternoon.  Evidence of tree-felling (some still a work in progress), and a pretty little row of survey flags (and occasional civil engineering graffiti where tarmac is…"
Mar 11
Kim commented on Steve Cooper's video
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The Winter Commute

"I'm stuck indoors with the lurgy, so haven't been out to play, but I've had a good view of BMWs sliding about from my window..."
Mar 3
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…"
Feb 14
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…"
Feb 13
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
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Dec 11, 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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Hello everyone!I'm hoping to tap into other's knowledge of cycle parking in and around the city…See More
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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
Kim replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"Some photos of current progress on twitter:…"
Apr 11
Former Highwayman replied to Dave Cox's discussion City Centre Road Improvements good for buses but neglect cycling and walking
"Thanks for the feedback Gents!"
Apr 11
Shivaji Shiva replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Trains and Bikes -- Severn Valley Railway
"Thanks everyone - some really helpful tips!"
Apr 9

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