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Shared-use

Cycle contraflow

Not very nice for cycling along

Car park taking up several storeys of this building, rather than it being productive space

Longbridge Station car park - bike rack Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom) Seen at the new car park near Longbridge Station on Longbridge Lane. bike rack

Longbridge Station - new graffiti street art and cycle parking

Garretts Green Lane, Garretts Green - sign - Cycling Prohibited Location: Kitts Green, West Midlands (England, United Kingdom) Garretts Green Lane in Garretts Green, Birmingham. A very old sign - Cycling Prohibited

Meadow Brook - Merritt's Brook Greenway - Northfield - sign Location: Shenley Fields, West Midlands (England, United Kingdom) A walk through Meadow Brook part of the Merritt's Brook Greenway near Northfield. After leaving Ley Hill ... [more]

No motor vehicles or cycles on mown verge - Swanshurst Lane, Moseley Location: Springfield, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom) Seen from the 11C bus stop opposite. Not far from what was the Sarehole area. So many grass ver ... [more]

I guess designed to fit in with the retro look of the rest of Birmingham Moor Street station, but these cycle sheds would be so much better with some standard Sheffield Stands inside. Who'd notice, apart from the users?

Birmingham - No Cycling on Corporation Street

Birmingham - two-way cycling on Cannon St

Cyclenation AGM

Wayfinding

Wayfinding

Presenting Cyclescape to a Cyclenation meeting.

Early autumn on regional route 55, where it joins the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham canal. The north portal of Kings Norton tunnel is in the background.

Kings Norton Junction - Stratford-on-Avon Canal - towpath closed Location: Lifford, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom) I walked a section of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal from Stirchley to Kings Norton (I was on part of ... [more]

Rea Valley Route - Kings Norton Recreation Ground - path on NCN 5 - stream off the River Rea - footbridge Location: Kings Norton, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom) On the Rea Valley Route in Kings Norton, Birmingham. I left ... [more]

Bollards intruding the public realm to stop pavement parking

Enclosed cycle parking for employees, Birmingham

Coloured line markings add colour to improve an otherwise dingy area of a footway user route in Birmingham

Public art on Sustrans route, Birmingham

Birmingham Grand Central station

Birmingham Grand Central station

Birmingham Grand Central station

Two steps missing

Danger: edge of bricks gave me two punctures!

Hall Green Station - bike rack and pigeons Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom) At Hall Green Station. Decided to go to Gravelly Hill. While I waited (one train every hour) I took these. I got the 12:05 to Birmi ... [more]

Brompton Bike Hire - Colmore Row Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom) Brompton Bike Hire - Colmore Row. Near the Midland Metro extension.

Cycle parking at The Square Shopping Centre (Priory Square) #2

Cycle parking at The Square Shopping Centre (Priory Square) #1

@@BhamCityCouncil like to keep us on out feet/pedals..... @Rahario @geckobike http://t.co/mj9CEY64Mh

At least this responsible van driver kept out of the cycle lane http://t.co/lACw1bV8vc

Main path (NCN 5) through Canon Hill Park towards sunset.

"Cycling prohibited" sign *on* a cycle path... can anyone explain?!

Notice for cyclists on a Pendolino train

Space for cycles (and wheelchair ramp) on a Pendolino train

Cycle parking at Birmingham Museum and Art gallery - a huge square with space for much more parking.

If there's no left turn, why warn of pedestrians to the left?

Signage for Central Ring cycle route in Birmingham

Canal towpath in central Birmingham

Canal towpath in central Birmingham

Modern bridge over the Birmingham and Fazeley canal in central Birmingham.

Canal towpath in central Birmingham

Canal towpath in central Birmingham

Canal towpath in central Birmingham

Canal towpath in central Birmingham

Canal towpath in central Birmingham

Map on canal towpath in central Birmingham

Right-turn cycle lane outside the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Steep access to the canal towpath in Birmingham

Shared-use footway on this side of the road, No Cycling on the other side; and central right-turn cycle lane.

It would be very easy to put in a contraflow cycle lane towards the National Indoor Arena (at rear) - with car parking presumably moved to the other side of the road.

Buses and cycles only in central Birmingham

Cycle lane through the shopping centre of Birmongham

Cycle parking and crossing towards Birmingham Moor Street station (and Debenhams)

Bus and bike lane from Birmingham Moor Street station towards New St station

Bikes, buses and taxis only, no pedestrians allowed on this route between Birmingham New Street and Moor Street stations.

Birmingham City Centre Cycling Map and information on temporary facilities during the rebuilding of New Street station.

Birmingham City Centre Cycling Map at New Street station - showing bike shops

Newly surfaced towpath between Mary Vale Rd and Pershore Rd, as part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution.

Plane watching location

Extremely muddy section after some heavy rain.

Pointless signage.

Narrow, unpleasant looking footpath. Turning back.

Narrow, unpleasant looking footpath. Turning back.

Marvellous Machines - The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett - Emett's World - Maud Lunacycle Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett. Summer Exhibition. Gas Hall - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. 10th May to ... [more]

This is a two-way cycle lane that takes cyclists to a toucan crossing, to reach Cannon Hill Park.

This narrow lane allows cycles to cut through between Saint Vincent Street West and Ryland Street, whereas motor traffic has to take a considerable detour. I am not sure if it was originally intended as a cycle path, but it has good separat ... [more]

This is a contra-flow cycle lane, which provides a very useful cut through. And there is a diversion set up for cycle users that does not involve a dismount sign! A rarity in the UK.

Signs need cleaning

Modern lifts at Birmingham New Street station - not big enough for larger bikes.

Modern lifts at Birmingham New Street station - not big enough for larger bikes.

The REP & Library of Birmingham - Centenary Square - bike racks Location: Brindleyplace, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) Bikes outside the library.

Bikes in Victoria Square - Cycle City Birmingham - Nextbike - Aecom Location: Brindleyplace, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) A form of 'Boris Bikes' has come to Victoria Square in Birmingham. Part of Cycle City Birmingham on A ... [more]

Disruption on the Alcester Rd, Kings Heath due to cyclists protesting for safety improvements. (Image @donna_norford) http://t.co/rbunnQyLg3

The "really ought to get off" section of the cycleroute along the canal towpath on NCN535. Almost under "itihaas" Indian Restaurant.

Bike event on day of cycling conference to bolster Birmingham's Cycle City bid.

Bike event on day of cycling conference to bolster Birmingham's Cycle City bid.

Bull Ring.

Contraflow

NCN5 Bike lane blocked by cars & truck delivering to Tesco

Early days

I thought @BlockedPavement might want to add this to his gallery of shame: Hagley Road, Birmingham. http://t.co/azfvTK4tj0 [Map location appoximate]

G4S Security van blocking cycle track in Birmingham outside Tesco Location: Chinatown, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) Also parking over double yellow lines.

Side by side tandem at Cycle City Expo Location: Chinatown, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom)

Red bicycle light in Birmingham Location: , Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) It's rather unusual as not normally allowed by the DfT, however there should be more of them in the UK!

Bike Lockers - Sutton Coldfield Station Decorated Bike Lockers by Sarah Puopolo Public Art in Public Transport

Destination sealife!

Muddy bike in birmingham

Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Bath Row to Granville Street

Worcester & Birmingham Canal - bridge and steps to Bath Row

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal - Livery Street - Snow Hill Rail Bridge (see also #38589) Looking back to Livery Street.

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal - Livery Street - Snow Hill Rail Bridge - lock (see also #38590)

Salford Junction on canals beneath M6 motorway. The arms of the sign are aligned with the waterways rather than bridge ramps. See also #38587.

Salford Junction on canals under M6 motorway. See also #38588.

Cycle parking outside entrance to Birmingham New St station

Cycles, buses, taxis only. Pedestrians prohibited.

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