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108079Photo #108079My commute through Kings Norton park one Sunday morningOther:
Misc
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107330Photo #107330Just been for a ride on the new A34 blue cycle route with @WMPRHRT - Great to see quite a few other people cycling on the route too. #BrumsOnBikes #Birmingham #BCR #NewBlueRoutes t.co/TDPChJO893Cycleway:
Good practice
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103928Photo #103928When the tiny bit of cycle infrastructure in BIRMINGHAM is treated with respect. FFS. t.co/PqI3GadecdCar storage:
Problem
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103668Photo #103668Good to see the progress being made on Birmingham’s main road cycle tracks. Space being given back to people walking outside the University of Birmingham, and the central reservation cycle track will look beautiful when the trees are in leaf. @BCRbirmingham #CNconf18 t.co/75f5LRfBm3Road environment:
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103492Photo #103492Merritts Brook Greenway - Bournville - exit to Woodbrooke Road

Location: Bournville, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Merritts Brook Greenway in Bournville from Hay Green Lane to Bournville Lane. Beyond that is the Valley Parkway (with boating lake).
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Infrastructure
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103491Photo #103491Merritts Brook Greenway - Bournville - sign from Hay Green Lane

Location: Bournville, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Merritts Brook Greenway in Bournville from Hay Green Lane to Bournville Lane. Beyond that is the Valley Parkway (with boating lake).


sign from Hay Green Lane
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103490Photo #103490Water Bottle Refill - Birmingham New Street Station

Location: Deritend, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

Water Bottle Refill - Birmingham New Street Station.

Saw this after coming up the escalator from platform 12 after a visit to Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield.

In the ticketed area of the concourse.
Other:
Good practice
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103489Photo #103489Bourn Brook Walkway, Quinton - path

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Bourn Brook Walkway in Quinton from West Boulevard (after leaving Woodgate Valley Country Park) towards California Way.

It is also known as the Wentworth Way Open Space or as the Bournvale Walk.


Path - the entrance from West Boulevard.
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Infrastructure
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103488Photo #103488Bourn Brook Walkway, Quinton - fingerpost

Location: , West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Bourn Brook Walkway in Quinton from West Boulevard (after leaving Woodgate Valley Country Park) towards California Way.

It is also known as the Wentworth Way Open Space or as the Bournvale Walk.


Fingerpost - path here leads to Wentworth Way.

Woodgate Valley Country Park is 100m to the left.

While Harborne Lane is 2.3km to the right and the QE Hospital is 3.3km to the right.
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103487Photo #103487Bourn Brook Walkway, Quinton - signs - to Harborne and Selly Oak

Location: , West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Bourn Brook Walkway in Quinton from West Boulevard (after leaving Woodgate Valley Country Park) towards California Way.

It is also known as the Wentworth Way Open Space or as the Bournvale Walk.


Signs - onward to Harborne and Selly Oak.
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103486Photo #103486Woodgate Valley Country Park - fingerpost

Location: Ridgacre, West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

Heading along the main path towards West Boulevard. All nicely paved, suitable for cyclists, joggers, walkers and dog walkers.

Fingerpost seen after crossing a footbridge. Paths in multiple directions but I chose to go towards West Boulevard, so missed going to the Visitor Centre.

Hole Farm Trekking Centre and the Urban Farm were to the right.
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103485Photo #103485Woodgate Valley Country Park - path

Location: Ridgacre, West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

Heading along the main path towards West Boulevard. All nicely paved, suitable for cyclists, joggers, walkers and dog walkers.
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103484Photo #103484Woodgate Valley Country Park - footbridge on the Bourn Brook

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

Footbridge on the Bourn Brook
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103483Photo #103483Woodgate Valley Country Park - path towards West Boulevard

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

The route was mostly parallel with the Bourn Brook.

The last stretch of the path towards West Boulevard.
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103482Photo #103482Woodgate Valley Country Park - exit to West Boulevard

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

The crossing here leads onto the Bourn Brook Walkway (Wentworth Way Open Space or as the Bournvale Walk). It then leads onto California Way.

West Boulevard is a busy road.
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Infrastructure
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103481Photo #103481Custard Factory, Digbeth - bike rack - The Clean Kilo - Zero Waste Brum

Location: Bordesley, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

A quick pop into Digbeth.


Custard Factory


bike rack - The Clean Kilo - Zero Waste Brum
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Problem
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101623Photo #101623Development by the redditch road.
(Why are all my photos sideways? )
Temporary closure:
Problem
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101622Photo #101622Inside longbridge cycle secure hub.
Apply online for a swipe card at network West Midlands
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101621Photo #101621Longbridge bicycle hub
Open 24 hours
7 days a week
CCTV
Swipe card
Night lighting.
Apply online to network West Midlands for a card.
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Infrastructure
cycleparking
100274Photo #100274Parking at Longbridge Town, multistorey car park by Poundland.
360 degree CCTV
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Good practice
cycleparking
92892Photo #92892Shared-useCycleway:
Problem
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92891Photo #92891Cycle contraflowCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
92890Photo #92890Not very nice for cycling alongRoad environment:
Problem
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92889Photo #92889Car park taking up several storeys of this building, rather than it being productive spaceCar storage:
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91416Photo #91416Longbridge 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
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91415Photo #91415Longbridge Station - new graffiti street art and cycle parkingCycle parking:
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90053Photo #90053Garretts 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
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90051Photo #90051Meadow 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 Park, I entered Meadow Brook from Merritt's Hill, and followed it towards Shenley Lane.


Sign at Shenley Lane. I did check out the bus stop for the no 29 bus, but wanted to get the 63 to Selly Oak, so went partway through Manor Farm Park. Also this way to Bournville and Stirchley (cycling or walking).
Route sign:
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90050Photo #90050No 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 verges all over suburban Birmingham are damaged. Either from vehicles going over them, or pedestrians / dogs etc walking over them. Hopefully the council and / or local campaigners will come up with a solution to fix them!
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Infrastructure
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88372Photo #88372I 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?Cycle parking:
Problem
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87334Photo #87334Birmingham - No Cycling on Corporation StreetGeneral sign/notice:
Problem
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87333Photo #87333Birmingham - two-way cycling on Cannon StRoad environment:
Good practice
road
86921Photo #86921Cyclenation AGMBicycle:
Event
bicycles
86819Photo #86819WayfindingRoad environment:
Good practice
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86818Photo #86818WayfindingRoad environment:
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86703Photo #86703Presenting Cyclescape to a Cyclenation meeting.Other:
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85865Photo #85865Early autumn on regional route 55, where it joins the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham canal. The northern portal of the Wast HillsTunnel is in the background.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wast_Hills_Tunnel
Cycleway:
Misc
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83270Photo #83270Kings 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 the Rea Valley Route also).

At Kings Norton Junction, the towpath towards the guillotine lock is being resurfaced and the is closed.

I'm not sure if the towpath beyond the guillotine lock is open from Lifford Lane or not (as I didn't go down there this time).
Temporary closure:
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83269Photo #83269Rea 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 the Worcester & Birmingham Canal (at Kings Norton Junction), and stayed on the NCN 5 route. The path heads into Kings Norton Recreation Ground, and onto the Pershore Road South.


The stream off the River Rea marks a boundary between the recreation ground and the path from the canal.
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Infrastructure
cycleways
81408Photo #81408Bollards intruding the public realm to stop pavement parkingRoad environment:
Problem
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81407Photo #81407Enclosed cycle parking for employees, BirminghamCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
81406Photo #81406Coloured line markings add colour to improve an otherwise dingy area of a footway user route in BirminghamTrack:
Good practice
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81405Photo #81405Public art on Sustrans route, BirminghamCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
75848Photo #75848There are two well segregated cycle paths down either side of the Chester Road, East of Wylde Green. Both paths are regularly blocked by selfish parking, forcing cyclists to either ride illegally on the pavement or to ride out in the Dual carriageway which is itself half blocked by parking. At some points motorists triple park, blocking one lane of the road, the cycleway and the pavement. This leaves no space to get by except on the road. At one point I witnessed a lady in her mobility scooter having to go head on into oncoming traffic in the outside lane just to get past.Other:
Problem
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75845Photo #75845A short wide path that provides a good short cut and a safer route for cyclists. Currently Cycling forbidden. This is unnecessary as the pathway is wide, and never so busy that sharing the path would be an issue.Other:
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74357Photo #74357Birmingham Grand Central stationDestination:
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74356Photo #74356Birmingham Grand Central stationDestination:
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74355Photo #74355Birmingham Grand Central stationDestination:
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67215Photo #67215Two steps missingCycleway:
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67213Photo #67213Danger: edge of bricks gave me two punctures!Cycleway:
Problem
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65645Photo #65645Hall 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 Birmingham Moor Street.

Some people still don't know that the ticket office closed on a Sunday (hopefully they eventually notice the ticket machine).


bike rack and pigeons - under the steps up to the footbridge.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
65644Photo #65644Brompton Bike Hire - Colmore Row

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

Brompton Bike Hire - Colmore Row. Near the Midland Metro extension.
Other:
Good practice
general
64561Photo #64561Cycle parking at The Square Shopping Centre (Priory Square) #2Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
64560Photo #64560Cycle parking at The Square Shopping Centre (Priory Square) #1Cycle parking:
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61813Photo #61813@@BhamCityCouncil like to keep us on out feet/pedals..... @Rahario @geckobike t.co/mj9CEY64MhObstruction:
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obstructions
61812Photo #61812At least this responsible van driver kept out of the cycle lane t.co/lACw1bV8vcCycleway:
Infrastructure
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61280Photo #61280Main path (NCN 5) through Canon Hill Park towards sunset.Track:
Misc
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60759Photo #60759"Cycling prohibited" sign *on* a cycle path... can anyone explain?!General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
59837Photo #59837Notice for cyclists on a Pendolino trainGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
59836Photo #59836Space for cycles (and wheelchair ramp) on a Pendolino trainOther:
Infrastructure
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59834Photo #59834Cycle parking at Birmingham Museum and Art gallery - a huge square with space for much more parking.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
59833Photo #59833If there's no left turn, why warn of pedestrians to the left?General sign/notice:
Problem
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59831Photo #59831Signage for Central Ring cycle route in BirminghamRoute sign:
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59830Photo #59830Canal towpath in central BirminghamCycleway:
Infrastructure
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59829Photo #59829Canal towpath in central BirminghamCycleway:
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59828Photo #59828Modern bridge over the Birmingham and Fazeley canal in central Birmingham.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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59827Photo #59827Canal towpath in central BirminghamCycleway:
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59826Photo #59826Canal towpath in central BirminghamCycleway:
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59825Photo #59825Canal towpath in central BirminghamCycleway:
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59824Photo #59824Canal towpath in central BirminghamCycleway:
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59823Photo #59823Canal towpath in central BirminghamCycleway:
Infrastructure
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59822Photo #59822Map on canal towpath in central BirminghamRoute sign:
Infrastructure
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59821Photo #59821Right-turn cycle lane outside the National Indoor Arena, BirminghamRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
59820Photo #59820Steep access to the canal towpath in BirminghamCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
59819Photo #59819Shared-use footway on this side of the road, No Cycling on the other side; and central right-turn cycle lane.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
59818Photo #59818It 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.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
59817Photo #59817Buses and cycles only in central BirminghamRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
59816Photo #59816Cycle lane through the shopping centre of BirmonghamRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
59815Photo #59815Cycle parking and crossing towards Birmingham Moor Street station (and Debenhams)Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
59814Photo #59814Bus and bike lane from Birmingham Moor Street station towards New St stationRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
59813Photo #59813Bikes, buses and taxis only, no pedestrians allowed on this route between Birmingham New Street and Moor Street stations.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
59812Photo #59812Birmingham City Centre Cycling Map and information on temporary facilities during the rebuilding of New Street station.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
59811Photo #59811Birmingham City Centre Cycling Map at New Street station - showing bike shopsRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
59425Photo #59425Newly surfaced towpath between Mary Vale Rd and Pershore Rd, as part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
59184Photo #59184Plane watching locationDestination:
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destinations
59182Photo #59182Extremely muddy section after some heavy rain.Cycle parking:
Problem
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59078Photo #59078Pointless signage.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
59077Photo #59077Narrow, unpleasant looking footpath. Turning back.Track:
Problem
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59076Photo #59076Narrow, unpleasant looking footpath. Turning back.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
58973Photo #58973Marvellous 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 21st September 2014.

Adults £5.00 entry from the Gas Hall reception desk or on the museums website!

Emett's World

Maud Lunacycle
1970
Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
58872Photo #58872This is a two-way cycle lane that takes cyclists to a toucan crossing, to reach Cannon Hill Park.Other:
Problem
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58871Photo #58871This 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 separation from the pavement by a kerb, so that it is clear for visually impaired users where the cycles and pedestrians will be.Other:
Good practice
general
58867Photo #58867This 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.Other:
Good practice
general
58666Photo #58666Signs need cleaningRoute sign:
Problem
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57308Photo #5730813-year-old Hope Fennell, who was killed in collision with a lorry as she pushed her bike across a pedestrian crossing

www.ctc.org.uk/article/campaigns-guide/inquest-opens-teenage-cyclist%E2%80%99s-death
Road environment:
Event
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57249Photo #57249TeportOther:
Misc
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57247Photo #57247This is a further test reportOther:
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57246Photo #57246This is a test report.Cycle parking:
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57239Photo #57239Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
56896Photo #56896Tweet of this location showing before and after, asking where has all the space for cycling gone...

twitter.com/jackthurston/status/434777003066400768

www.flickr.com/photos/19871340@N00/12546327345/

Google Street view: goo.gl/maps/cdkRU
Road environment:
Problem
road

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