"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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."
"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…"