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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.

Aston Junction, looking towards Bordesley (see also #38583)

Aston Junction, looking towards Aston (see also #38584)

Canal path goes under old factory

Cycle path from Deykin Avenue towards motorway underpass and Brookvale Park

Unconventially placed route signage on pipe next to Deykin Avenue Bridge

Deykin Avenue Bridge on canal path. NCN 535 U-turns right at the top of the very steep ramp beyond bridge to get to path from Deykin Avenue over to Brookvale Park. Yellow sign warns of low headroom under bridge. In this case it may be po ... [more]

Steep slope at canal lock, typical of the canal paths in Birmingham

Cycle route crosses from one side of canal to the other, via this bridge

Temporary signage on canal path

Radar key gate on canal path below M6 motorway

One of several locked (Radar key) gates on the canal paths around Birmingham

Watch out for low arched bridges across this canal path

Canal towpath and steep humpback bridge over canal junction

Entrance to canal towpath from Fazeley Street, with steep ribbed ramp down from street level

The Moat Lane/Digbeth one-way system is a recommended route for pedal cycles!

Cycle traffic signal at Hurst Street/Sherlock Street junction (see #38548, #38549 and #38550). On left, short contraflow bypass lane on Hurst Street, on right on-road cycle lanes on Sherlock Street, complete with parked cars! See #49190 ... [more]

Call button for cycle crossing at Hurst Street/Sherlock Street junction (see #38551)

Toucan crossing leading from Hurst Street contraflow (see #38548) at Sherlock Street junction

Messy ending to contraflow cycle lane in Hurst Street - go left onto footway, right across toucan crossing to traffic island, then continue across into final section of Hurst Street or turn right into Sherlock Street via cycle crossing (see ... [more]

Contraflow cycle track and lane on Hurst Street

Start of a section of contraflow cycle lane on Hurst Street

Sign on approach to contraflow cycle track on Hill Street

A cyclist uses this wide pedestrian crossing. View from the Carrs Lane Church conference centre. On the train coming into Birmingham I saw a big advertisement for Chiltern Railways, which coyly asked "Are you still a virgin?" I.e. ... [more]

"The school insists the girls wear helmets, which they do, perched atop the hair like a cherry on a cupcake. Hardly meets their aspiration to be stylish." Cycle trainer, Richmond During a presentation by http://www.cycletraining.co.uk/ ... [more]

The closing discussion during this Cycling and Health conference in Birmingham: http://www.cyclenation.org.uk/resources/winning.php

The closing discussion during this Cycling and Health conference in Birmingham: http://www.cyclenation.org.uk/resources/winning.php

Covered Cycle Racks, Matthew Boulton Campus, Birmingham Metropolitan College Location: Aston, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) This college has a small footprint in the city centre and encourages users to use public transport or ... [more]

Bike on a narrowboat on the Birmingham Canal Navigation Main Line Location: Brindleyplace, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) The red narrowboat with the bike on it.

The Library of Birmingham - Three Bicycles in the Cycle Rack Location: Brindleyplace, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) The first core looks really tall now, shows you that the finished library will be higher than the REP and Baske ... [more]

Holloway Circus - Horsefair Subway - steps and ramp Location: Chinatown, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) Thought it was time that I return to the centre of Holloway Circus to get some more shots. Was also some plaques in there ... [more]

Birmingham Moor Street Station - bike rack Location: Eastside, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) At Birmingham Moor Street Station. I finally got around to taking pictures of the reopened Platforms 3 and 4. Had one Chiltern trai ... [more]

River Rea - Rea Road / The Mill Walk - Northfield - ford Location: Turves Green, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) I was heading to the Austin Village, when I left Longbridge Lane and headed down Tessall Lane, when I found a Rea Va ... [more]

Rea Valley Route - Longbridge to Northfield - path Location: Turves Green, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) I was heading to the Austin Village, when I left Longbridge Lane and headed down Tessall Lane, when I found a Rea Valley r ... [more]

Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Kings Norton Junction - Junction Bridge - modern directions sign Location: Lifford, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) The Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Kings Norton Junction. The Junction Bridge ... [more]

Worcester and Birmingham Canal - Pershore Road, Stirchley Location: Lifford, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) This is the Worcester and Birmingham Canal from Pershore Road in Stirchley. Not too far from Lifford Lane and Fordhouse ... [more]

River Rea - Fordhouse Lane, Stirchley - Rea Valley Route sign and NCN5 sign Location: Stirchley, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) The River Rea from Fordhouse Lane in Stirchley. On the side of the road with the River Rea Cycle ... [more]

River Rea - Fordhouse Lane, Stirchley - River Rea Cycle Route sign Location: Stirchley, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) The River Rea from Fordhouse Lane in Stirchley. On the side of the road with the River Rea Cycle Route. ... [more]

A cyclepath to nowhere.

On Your Bike 33-40 Bradford Street Digbeth Birmingham 0121 6666 933 www.onyourbike.com

Cycle parking at the Bullring

Bikes included in this artists impression for Birmingham New Street station.

Boulton, Watt and Murdoch, and some cycle parking...

Needless Alley - pedestrian street

New and old Birmingham from Moor Street Station.

Broad Street cycle racks

Pedestrians

Cycling is accommodated in this pedestrian zone.

a pedestrianized area in Birmingham :-)

Covered cycle park at the University of Birmingham Sports Centre

Everybody should have a tandem. They rock!

8 Freight bike Loaded up for a trip to the swimming pool. It looks peculiar, but it's very easy to ride and the upright position makes you feel really rather stately.

Extension of NCN534 under way between Penns Lane and Eachelhurst Road in north-east Birmingham. Follow progress at blog.connect2birmingham.org

Cycle Surgery. Enthusiastic and professional bike shop run by Sean and capably aided by Sauly and Sean (little) 0121 2368280

Cycle Surgery. Enthusiastic and professional bike shop run by Sean and capably aided by Sauly and Sean (little)

Contra-flow cycling - Birmingham style

Cycle parking outside the Friends Meeting House, Birmingham. Popular venue for CycleNation meetings.

Five cycle stands at Birmingham Coach Station, Rea Street entrance

Exit from good quality contraflow cycle lane in Birmingham.

Entrance to contraflow cycle lane: a no-entry sign with 'cycle lane' added. Basically a non DfT compliant 'no entry except cycles'.

Entrance to a wide and protected contraflow cycle lane in Birmingham.

Wide and protected contraflow cycle lane in Birmingham.

Cadbury World, Bourneville, Birmingham B30 2LU. Cycle parking racks are actually to the right, off the picture. The school group all arrived by caoch or minibuses, though.

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