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Elevated Cycle Paths
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Holladay Feb 5.

Smaller road bikes - 650 size wheels
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Anyone know of a manufacturer who produces carbon framed road bikes with 650 size wheels, for smaller people? Thanks.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Jun 27, 2017.

 

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Dave Holladay replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"Elevating a cycle route limits the access points and thus level of service to reach the diverse places diverse people want to get to on the diversity of the core street & paths network at ground level. If you want a case study in the futility of…"
Feb 5
ARKrider replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"LOL! Cycle lanes made in Birmingham. Sure maybe in 100 years. LOL"
Feb 3
John Pitcock replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"This is a few Km from where my sister lives. It is slightly elevated, but the gradients are gentle. Cyclists can go either way round."
Jan 31
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
Robert replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"I stand corrected (though it took me some time to find a reference point).   As you say, gradients don't go down well with Dutch cyclists, so they've had to build enormously long ramps.   That tells you why this…"
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
Robert replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"Kim is correct.   The example above is not in fact elevated.   What they have done is kept the cycleway more or less at ground level and the roads are in cuttings.   That way cyclists don't have to expend their…"
Jan 25
ian robathan replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"It is good enough for the Dutch - Eindhoven so why not us, surely far better over the massive islands we have on the middle ring road which chokes cycling off "
Jan 24
Ben Phillips replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"I’m in agreement that £46m spent on white paint is stupid. 20mph zones don’t work. There is no plan for for future road developments to include cycling provision. We need on road segregated cycle lanes not stupid infrastructure…"
Jan 23
doug salmon replied to LS's discussion Petition: build a Velodrome for the Commonwealth Games
"There is the cash, but a decision has been made to spend it on, for example, an Olympic size swimming pool in a grotty part of Smethwick instead of a Velodrome. Choices, choices."
Jan 23
doug salmon replied to doug salmon's discussion Elevated Cycle Paths
"Easily enclosed if worried about wind or rain; but nobody is going to build a cycle network worth the name in Brum, of any description. Though £46 million suggests plenty of money to be made from selling white paint to the Council."
Jan 23
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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Elevated Cycle Paths

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/04/tech/city-cycle-super-highways/index.htmlHow to fix Brum's non-existent cycle network problem - elevated cycle tracks above roads, railways and canals.See More
Jan 21
doug salmon replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Still open Friday, no sign of any barriers, but quieter than usual."
Jan 20
doug salmon replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"thank you - will give it a go. "
Jan 18
doug salmon replied to LS's discussion Edgbaston Tunnel Tow Path Widening
"Anyone been through recently? Planning to use tomorrow if still open. Thanks."
Jan 18

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What sort of riding do you do?
commute, recreational road, touring
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Brummyham

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