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"Punishment pass"
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In a few years of commuting by bike in Brum, I had my first "punishment pass" on Tuesday night. I was crossing Bradford Street on Birchall Street. (As discussed in another thread, I have stopped…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Jun 15, 2017.

Gooch Street
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Can anyone let me know who might be a good person to write to/email/complain to about the complete lack of any parking enforcement ever in Gooch Street? It's like the wild west there with seemingly…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Nov 24, 2016.

Birmingham council are a joke.
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I want to care about cycling infrastructure, but it just seems here in Birmingham that it is a futile exercise. I despair at the wasted money and opportunities over the last year or two. Even with an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Jones Apr 30, 2016.

Sustrans Bike Life Report.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Nov 14, 2017.

 

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Matt replied to Robert Jones's discussion Birmingham Crown Court / Magistrates Court Parking
"Are you looking for something permanent or a one off? There isn’t much around there I’m afraid. I can’t think of anything indoors, and for on street, there are some spots outside Tesco and also outside Boston Tea Party (next to the…"
Nov 19, 2017
LS replied to Matt's discussion Sustrans Bike Life Report.
"2017 report is now available https://www.sustrans.org.uk/bikelifebirmingham"
Nov 14, 2017
Matt replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"What Simon said! New canal street might suffer from the tram and HS2, and that is a worry, but for now it is all good. There are routes back through digbeth that are very main road based, and others that are more back streets and quieter. You can…"
Oct 29, 2017
Matt replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"It certainly is ridiculous that it takes 4 pages of discussion from what are obviously pretty committed birmingham cyclists to find a route into the city centre. I don’t like it when people knock birmingham cos I’m proud of the city I…"
Oct 29, 2017
Matt replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"Hanah, I cycle from Moseley to right by the children’s hospital every day. The route I take would be easy to add on the last bit and go passed the Weslyian and down Colmore row. From Moseley I turn down Park road, onto Mary street and pick up…"
Oct 27, 2017

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What sort of riding do you do?
Mainly commuting
Where do you live?
Moseley
Tell us about your bike(s)
Single speed

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LS replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"Sign on the central reservation near to the university."
18 hours ago
LS replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"More planter stands on Colmore Row."
18 hours ago
ARKrider commented on LS's blog post Low Speed One
"I think its a good idea. Maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles could use the cycle path as…"
yesterday
ARKrider commented on LS's blog post Low Speed One
"I think its a good idea. Maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles could use the cycle path as…"
yesterday
john bennett replied to John Pitcock's discussion QE road - conflicting signs: are cycles allowed?
"I wrote a Push Bikes report with several photos about the poor and inconsistent cycling routes to…"
Thursday
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…"
Wednesday
Your Average Joe replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"I understand the point about the weather, but it's not just of late I was thinking about. I…"
Tuesday
Dave Cox replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"Bike stands were full at Custard Factory by 9.00 last week.  They need some more !!"
Tuesday
James Catling is now a member of Birmingham Cyclist
Tuesday
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…"
Tuesday
Your Average Joe replied to LS's discussion The Good News Thread
"Looking at these pictures, I thought you was going to say what I was thinking. These are…"
Tuesday
Andy White left a comment for James G
"Hi Jimmy i'm in Handsworth Wood. I can come to Acocks Green to collect the tyres unless you…"
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"LOL! No kidding. "
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to LS's discussion A38 Work to start end of February
"FINALLY! Sad its taken this long + I just moved out of Birmingham. Really gutted I wont be here…"
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to John Pitcock's discussion QE road - conflicting signs: are cycles allowed?
"As the blue sign at the start of the road states Buses and Bicycle then I would imagine YES you are…"
Feb 12
ARKrider replied to Ryan Stait's discussion Broad Street trams
"Baring in mind these are all shared with motor vehicles. As far as I am aware only permitted motor…"
Feb 12

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