Push Bikes - The Birmingham Cycling Campaign

Push Bikes is Birmingham's Cycle Campaign. We also support the new Solihull Bicycle Campaign - http://birmingham.cyclescape.org/groups/49-solihul

Details of our campaign activities can be found on our website - www.pushbikes.org.uk

  • Highway Code changes

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread


    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
    forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
    incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
    We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
    us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.

    Objectives regarding Cycling:

    • Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
    local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
    account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
    the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
    • By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
    cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people

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  • Dropped kerb needed

    Created by Chris Lowe // 0 threads

    There needs to be a dropped kerb to access the Merritts Brook Greenway from the carriageway here. Apparently the road is private, so Birmingham City Council doesn't have responsibility here, we think. It may be that it is Bournville BVT that is responsible for this section of road, but we aren't sure.

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  • Lichfield Main Corridor Phase 1B(ii)

    Created by Chris Lowe // 0 threads

    "The second part of the Lichfield Road route in Phase 1B runs from Salford Circus along Gravelly Hill and Gravelly Hill North to Six Ways. The route uses a combination of mandatory and advisory cycle lanes as well as cycle symbols. In the section between Salford Circus and Kingsbury Road, the outbound route is primarily along a mandatory cycle lane. The inbound route employs cycle symbols from Kingsbury Road junction as far as the start of the grade separation, where an advisory cycle lane is provided before connecting into the shared surfaces at Salford Circus (where the Lichfield Road route connects to parallel routes D (Gravelly Hill to Short Heath) & E (Gravely Hill to Erdington)). From Kingsbury Road to Six Ways, the route primarily uses advisory cycle lanes both inbound and outbound save for a short section at Hunton Hill junction where cycle symbols have to be employed due to lack of carriageway space."

    This section corresponds to pages 18 to 25 on the technical drawings.

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  • Lichfield Road Main Corridor Phase 1B(i)

    Created by Chris Lowe // 0 threads

    "Two parts of this route fall into Phase 1B. The first part runs from Lancaster Circus where the route is on shared surfaces around and within the roundabout, a shared surface also extends northwards on the east side of Corporation Street through to Dartmouth Circus where the paths around and within the roundabout are also converted to shared surfaces. In addition cyclists may also use the bus lanes on Corporation Street between Lancaster Circus and Dartmouth Circus. From Dartmouth Circus, the route continues northwards on a shared surface on either side of Aston Road. The outbound route continues as a shared surface connecting into parallel route B (Birchfield to city centre, Dartmouth Circus) along Thomas Street as well as providing an uncontrolled crossing of Thomas Street to connect into the bus lane on Aston Road, extending as far as Park Lane roundabout. Inbound, the route from Park Lane roundabout utilises an short length of advisory cycle lane before joining the existing bus lane as far as Aston Road North. At this point cyclists have a choice of route to access the shared surfaces at Dartmouth Circus. They can opt to turn off the A38 into Aston Road where there is a connection to both the shared surfaces and the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, or they can continue within a proposed new bus lane which extends as far as the bus stop just prior to Dartmouth Circus where they then connect into the shared surfaces for Dartmouth Circus.
    The final section runs from Park Lane/Rocky Lane roundabout, where cyclists use shared surfaces and an upgraded crossing (pelican to toucan) before connecting back into the existing bus lanes north of Park Road."

    This section corresponds to sheets 1 to 9 of the technical drawings.

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  • Lichfield Road Main Corridor Phase 1A

    Created by Chris Lowe // 0 threads

    "The Lichfield Road route follows the A5127 from the city centre to Erdington via Lancaster Circus, Corporation Street, Dartmouth Circus, Aston Road, Lichfield Road and Salford Circus. The Phase 1A works covers the section of the route from the B4144 Park Lane to Salford Circus via Lichfield Road.
    The route is comprised mainly of cycling facilities within existing bus lanes. On Lichfield Road, crossings are improved at the Waterlink Boulevard roundabout and the Cuckoo Road junction to provide cyclists a safer bypass to these busy junctions. Short sections of shared footway also provide links to the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and Parallel Routes."

    This section of the route (Phase 1A) covers sheets 9 to 18 of the technical drawings.

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  • Parallel Route N - spur

    Created by Chris Lowe // 0 threads

    "This proposal will consist of minor measures, particularly signing and cycle logo markings on the road, to highlight a cycle route along non-classified roads parallel to the main A38 Bristol Road. This route will extend from the Ring Road at Lee Bank Middleway, along Ryland Road, Packenham Road, Arthur Road and Edgbaston Park Road to University of Birmingham. A separate spur via Somerset Road, Farquhar Road and Vincent Drive will also link to University Station and existing cycle facilities around the QE Hospital."

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