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A38 cycle route
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I cycled from Belgrave Middleway to Selly Oak yesterday on the pavement..I know they are laying  a cycle track down this road which is takes ages..but I wonder if the council might just as well have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Stait May 23.

Bourne brook pathway
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Anybody got any info about when Bourne brook pathway is gonna be opening at harborne lane entrance in selly Oak?..seems to be taking ages..!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shakey on Saturday.

 

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Shakey replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"Fully open again last night although care needed in places as there  is a lot of loose gravel on the path. No sign of the new path and bridge nor any plant left on site so looks like those plans may have been abandoned "
Saturday
john butler replied to Dot Byrne's discussion Birmingham to Stratford towpath route
"I tried cycling around the Drawbridge onwards last year and the towpath is shocking ..I gave up..!..but gotta say there's lovely houses on other side of canal..!"
Jun 11
john butler replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"I tried cycling on this pathway this morning and it's all fenced off again..supposed to be finished last October..!!..maybe this October coming at this rate..!!!!..no notice on update..!!..I agree with you that this is very poor..!..I wonder if…"
Jun 7
LS replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
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LS replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"The fence was down at the western end this evening so I took a chance and hoped I would be able to get onto Harborne Road. That fence was also down fortunately but I was disappointed to see no information or a diversion map, no new bridge, no new…"
Jun 6
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 postponements..ive cycled there this afternoon and barrier is up but no written notice..!"
May 26
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 morning."
May 23
Kim replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"This is a problem with shared paths generally.  The signs and markings are generally sufficient to inform cyclists that they're allowed to use them, but to a pedestrian (who only sees it as a pavement, so isn't paying attention to…"
May 23
ARKrider replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"I would not of minded either way. If they did keep it as a shared cycle path, the pedestrian crossings needed some MAJOR improving to make it fit for both cyclists, and pedestrians. What I found frustrating was that the council/police seemed to be…"
May 21
LS replied to john butler's discussion A38 cycle route
"That is what they will be doing between Belgrave Middleway and Priory Road."
May 14
john butler replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"I just wish there was somebody in the powers that be could inform us all about when the work will be concluded..either on a notice board on site or on social media..!..at moment it's asking the building guys and one said at end of month to…"
May 14
john butler posted a discussion

A38 cycle route

I cycled from Belgrave Middleway to Selly Oak yesterday on the pavement..I know they are laying  a cycle track down this road which is takes ages..but I wonder if the council might just as well have improved the pavements for cyclists cos they seem wide enough for cyclists and pedestrians..!!!!See More
May 14
john butler replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"Yeah it's taken far too long..just wanna know why the public have had a lack of information about hold ups..surely in these days of social media somebody can keep us up to date..!!!!!..I know weather has certainly held them up to be fair but…"
May 13
john bennett replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"Now that woodgate valley path is tarmacked a continuous route (if they would remove a couple of barriers) all the way to university and qehb WHEN the Bournbrook is opened. Six months late!"
May 13
john butler replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"Absolutely..I know these things have to be tackled but me hates disruption..!!..we took these routes for granted before and jeez do I miss em when they're blocked off..!"
May 10
LS replied to john butler's discussion Bourne brook pathway
"It would be really good if this and Edgbaston tunnel were both finished in time for the next bank holiday weekend when a lot of people get out on their bikes. "
May 9

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What sort of riding do you do?
Canals and anywhere in brum
Where do you live?
Weoley castle
Tell us about your bike(s)
Apollo phaze
About me
Approaching 60 and wanna cycle as much as I can too keep fit

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