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Show me the money
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According to the DfT Birmingham city council has had £46 million of funding since 2013 toImprove provision for cycling. As there is no sign of anything getting better, in fact in the city centre…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian robathan Nov 20, 2017.

 

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Steve replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"You would think that it would be pretty predictable that metal plate would be slippery when wet. After all they’ve been building ships decks out of the stuff for years. I expect it will also be very noisy. "
1 hour ago
Steve commented on LS's photo
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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"The only reason I can see for that change is to allow for a vehicle to be driven up the path. "
May 17
Steve replied to Karen Leach's discussion How to thief-proof your bike
"Sadly bike theft is never going to be entirely preventable. While it may be possible to make a frame look a mess with duct tape or paint, the presence of nice components remains. If someone really wants to steal a bike they will do so - nothing is…"
May 16
Steve replied to thesneak's discussion City centre cycle routes
"I think you have correctly identified the poor provision for cycling in the city centre. Sadly the tram development and various building projects have made things even worse. The best option is probably to do battle with the pedestrians on New…"
Apr 25
Steve replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"I thought the navigation was closed as well."
Feb 27
Steve replied to LS's discussion Ladywell Walk Cycle Superhighway
"What happens at either end of this short highway?"
Dec 7, 2017
Steve replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"Picture of bicycles painted on narrow busy roads. What a brilliant way to spend taxpayers' money to boost cycling."
Nov 30, 2017
Steve replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"£62 million is an extraordinary sum. Where on earth has it gone?"
Nov 29, 2017
Steve replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Towpath Etiquette ...
"The fundamental problem is that a canal towpath is unsuited to anything other then leisurely cycling in fine weather. Expect more collisions, including people going into the water, as more cyclists try to use the canals for commuting in the winter.…"
Nov 29, 2017
ian robathan replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"well good old May in West Mids today and welcome cash for the Metro and for cycling, well guess what  Then Grayling announced a 1.7bn fund for suburbs to City, guess what is missing ?"
Nov 20, 2017
Dave Holladay replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"You need to be a qualifier for the Darwin Awards to land in the groove on that section - cyclist falls happen where the rails are being crossed and turning (you slide sideways and land on your side) or crossing too slowly, with a lack of positive…"
Nov 19, 2017
Steve replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"Getting back to then original point, does anyone know how much of the £46 million has been spent and if there is evidence this has had a positive impact on cycling in the city?"
Nov 19, 2017
Steve replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"It means the council can deny liability when the inevitable happens and a cyclist gets their wheel stuck in the tram line and falls off. See Edinburgh and Manchester. On the continent people seem to be able to cope with such hazards."
Nov 19, 2017
ARKrider replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"Money well spent on mandatory cycling signs in Birmingham? could of been better spent on signs saying "Share With Care". SIMPLE!"
Nov 19, 2017
Steve replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
"If it’s in a red circle it’s mandatory"
Nov 19, 2017
Robert replied to Steve's discussion Show me the money
Nov 19, 2017

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Steve replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"You would think that it would be pretty predictable that metal plate would be slippery when wet.…"
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LS replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"It's better that it rained hard on Friday and was found to be slippy while contractors were…"
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doug salmon replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Nobody apparently. Website still 25th open at 5pm. "
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john butler replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"thanks for update LS..but who is responsible for keeping the public informed about these…"
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LS replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"After the heavy rain yesterday the metal plates were found to be slippy. They are applying an…"
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Robert Jones replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"It was still closed late yesterday evening. "
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Andrew Walsh replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Hi all Is it open now?  I thought people were planning a party or something to celebrate, if…"
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Tom H commented on LS's photo
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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"they are tighter, you can see from the concreting underneath that they are significantly wider than…"
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On Your Bike replied to doug salmon's discussion On Your Bike
"No problem. Any time."
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Andrew W commented on LS's photo
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NCN5 at Dogpool Lane

"I think they are a lot tighter now.  Almost had a clipless moment going South yesterday. …"
Thursday
Ryan Stait replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"Few new lane markings on Bristol St/Belgrave Middleway junction when I came out of town this…"
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Kim replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"This is a problem with shared paths generally.  The signs and markings are generally…"
Wednesday
LS replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I cycled the Cole Valley route to work for 13 years which included the short stretch of canal at…"
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Chad replied to Chad's discussion GU Canal (Tyseley)
"I have cycled this route for nigh on 20 years and it is only since the upgrade that I have ever…"
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