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15829Photo #15829Cadbury 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.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
17083Photo #17083Wide and protected contraflow cycle lane in Birmingham.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
17084Photo #17084Entrance to a wide and protected contraflow cycle lane in Birmingham.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
17085Photo #17085Entrance to contraflow cycle lane: a no-entry sign with 'cycle lane' added. Basically a non DfT compliant 'no entry except cycles'.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
17086Photo #17086Exit from good quality contraflow cycle lane in Birmingham.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20103Photo #20103Five cycle stands at Birmingham Coach Station, Rea Street entranceOther:
Infrastructure
general
22766Photo #22766Cycle parking outside the Friends Meeting House, Birmingham.

Popular venue for CycleNation meetings.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
22767Photo #22767Contra-flow cycling - Birmingham styleCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
26233Photo #26233Bike shop:
Good practice
bikeshops
26234Photo #26234Cycle Surgery. Enthusiastic and professional bike shop run by Sean and capably aided by Sauly and Sean (little)Bike shop:
Good practice
bikeshops
26235Photo #26235Cycle Surgery. Enthusiastic and professional bike shop run by Sean and capably aided by Sauly and Sean (little) 0121 2368280Bike shop:
Good practice
bikeshops
28729Photo #28729Extension of NCN534 under way between Penns Lane and Eachelhurst Road in north-east Birmingham. Follow progress at blog.connect2birmingham.orgGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
28874Photo #288748 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.
Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
29338Photo #29338Everybody should have a tandem. They rock!Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
29812Photo #29812Covered cycle park at the University of Birmingham Sports CentreCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
30879Photo #30879a pedestrianized area in Birmingham :-)General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
30880Photo #30880Cycling is accommodated in this pedestrian zone.Road environment:
Good practice
road
30881Photo #30881PedestriansRoad environment:
Good practice
road
30882Photo #30882Broad Street cycle racksCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
30883Photo #30883New and old Birmingham from Moor Street Station.Other:
Misc
general
30884Photo #30884Needless Alley - pedestrian streetRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
30885Photo #30885Boulton, Watt and Murdoch, and some cycle parking...Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
30886Photo #30886Bikes included in this artists impression for Birmingham New Street station.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
31151Photo #31151Cycle parking at the BullringCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
32635Photo #32635On Your Bike
33-40 Bradford Street
Digbeth
Birmingham
0121 6666 933
www.onyourbike.com
Bike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
33198Photo #33198A cyclepath to nowhere.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
36517Photo #36517River 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.

It is on the Rea Valley Route. Also on National Cycle Network 5.

This is the River Rea Cycle Route sign. (see also #36518)
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
36518Photo #36518River 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 Route.

It is on the Rea Valley Route. Also on National Cycle Network 5.

Blue cycle signs on Fordhouse Lane. (see also #36517)
Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
36519Photo #36519Worcester 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 Lane.

This is the side of the canal towards Worcester.

Towpath beside the Worcester and Birmingham Canal in Stirchley.

The canal still has some ice in it, as it is a bit cold. Not as bad as the month before though.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
36523Photo #36523Worcester & 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 - over the W & C. It allows you to walk to the Stratford-on-Avon Canal.

The bridge is Grade II listed.

Roving Bridge over Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Junction with the Stratford on Avon Canal, Birmingham

LIFFORD LANE
1.
5104
Kings Norton B30
Roving Bridge over
Worcester and Birmingham
Canal at junction with
the Stratford on Avon
Canal
SP 07 NE 17/4
II GV
2.
Circa 1794-1802 brick built broad elliptical arched jump back roving bridge with
saddle back stone copings to parapets. Swept brick abutments.



Listing NGR: SP0535379389

Modern directions sign - this one for the National Cycle Network.

In reach from here by bike: Bournville, City Centre, Redditch, Kings Norton and Longbridge.
Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
36667Photo #36667Rea 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 route (and also on NCN5).

Wasn't the way I planned on walking but oh well.

The path to Northfield. Was looking for a way to the Austin Village.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
36668Photo #36668River 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 Valley route (and also on NCN5).

Wasn't the way I planned on walking but oh well.

I found a river and a flooded road just beyond a new housing development (after I left the path behind me).

Think it is the River Rea, based on local roads being named Rea, and being on the Rea Valley route.

The footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists to cross, although saw little girls cycling through the flooded road section!

The flooded road and footbridge.

Bit like Green Road in Moseley / Sarehole.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
36675Photo #36675Birmingham 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 train on it.

A bike rack.

Behind is the McLaren Building, Masshouse and Hotel La Tour.
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
36676Photo #36676Holloway 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 that I missed the previous time.

The centre of Holloway Circus was Thomas Gardens.

This is the Horsefair Subway. It is near The Sentinels.

Steps and ramps down to the Horsefair Subway.

A man riding a bike out of Horsefair Subway.
Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
36677Photo #36677The 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 Baskerville House.

Three bicycles in the bike racks outside the Library of Birmingham site.
Cycle parking:
Misc
cycleparking
36678Photo #36678Bike on a narrowboat on the Birmingham Canal Navigation Main Line

Location: Brindleyplace, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom)

The red narrowboat with the bike on it.
Bicycle:
Good practice
bicycles
37186Photo #37186Covered 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 cycles, in return they offer covered cycle racks.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
37226Photo #37226The closing discussion during this Cycling and Health conference in Birmingham:
www.cyclenation.org.uk/resources/winning.php
Other:
Event
general
37227Photo #37227The closing discussion during this Cycling and Health conference in Birmingham:
www.cyclenation.org.uk/resources/winning.php
Other:
Event
general
37228Photo #37228"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 www.cycletraining.co.uk/
at a conference on Cycling and Health
www.cyclenation.org.uk/resources/winning.php
Other:
Event
general
37235Photo #37235A 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. has your experience with that competing service left you feeling, ahem well, you know!
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
38545Photo #38545Sign on approach to contraflow cycle track on Hill StreetRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
38546Photo #38546Start of a section of contraflow cycle lane on Hurst StreetRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
38547Photo #38547Contraflow cycle track and lane on Hurst StreetCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38548Photo #38548Messy 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 also #38549, #38550 and #38551)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38549Photo #38549Toucan crossing leading from Hurst Street contraflow (see #38548) at Sherlock Street junctionCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38550Photo #38550Call button for cycle crossing at Hurst Street/Sherlock Street junction (see #38551)General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
38551Photo #38551Cycle 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 for this signal on red.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
38564Photo #38564The Moat Lane/Digbeth one-way system is a recommended route for pedal cycles!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
38566Photo #38566Entrance to canal towpath from Fazeley Street, with steep ribbed ramp down from street levelCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38571Photo #38571Canal towpath and steep humpback bridge over canal junctionCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38573Photo #38573Watch out for low arched bridges across this canal pathCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38574Photo #38574One of several locked (Radar key) gates on the canal paths around BirminghamObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
38575Photo #38575Radar key gate on canal path below M6 motorwayObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
38576Photo #38576Temporary signage on canal pathRoadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
38577Photo #38577Cycle route crosses from one side of canal to the other, via this bridgeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38578Photo #38578Steep slope at canal lock, typical of the canal paths in BirminghamCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38579Photo #38579Deykin 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 possible to improve the cycle route by building a new ramp straight up to the bridge, in place of the grass embankment to the right of the photograph.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38580Photo #38580Unconventially placed route signage on pipe next to Deykin Avenue BridgeRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
38581Photo #38581Cycle path from Deykin Avenue towards motorway underpass and Brookvale ParkCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38582Photo #38582Canal path goes under old factoryCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38583Photo #38583Aston Junction, looking towards Aston (see also #38584)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38584Photo #38584Aston Junction, looking towards Bordesley (see also #38583)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38585Photo #38585Cycles, buses, taxis only. Pedestrians prohibited.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
38586Photo #38586Cycle parking outside entrance to Birmingham New St stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38587Photo #38587Salford Junction on canals under M6 motorway. See also #38588.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38588Photo #38588Salford Junction on canals beneath M6 motorway. The arms of the sign are aligned with the waterways rather than bridge ramps. See also #38587.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
38589Photo #38589Birmingham & Fazeley Canal - Livery Street - Snow Hill Rail Bridge - lock (see also #38590)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38590Photo #38590Birmingham & Fazeley Canal - Livery Street - Snow Hill Rail Bridge (see also #38589)

Looking back to Livery Street.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38591Photo #38591Worcester & Birmingham Canal - bridge and steps to Bath RowCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38592Photo #38592Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Bath Row to Granville StreetCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
46254Photo #46254Muddy bike in birminghamBicycle:
Misc
bicycles
46255Photo #46255Destination sealife!Other:
Misc
general
47327Photo #47327Bike Lockers - Sutton Coldfield Station

Decorated Bike Lockers by Sarah Puopolo
Public Art in Public Transport
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
49190Photo #49190Red 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!
Road environment:
Good practice
road
49191Photo #49191Side by side tandem at Cycle City Expo

Location: Chinatown, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom)
Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
49192Photo #49192G4S Security van blocking cycle track in Birmingham outside Tesco

Location: Chinatown, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom)

Also parking over double yellow lines.
Obstruction:
Event
obstructions
51123Photo #51123I thought @BlockedPavement might want to add this to his gallery of shame: Hagley Road, Birmingham. t.co/azfvTK4tj0

[Map location appoximate]
Enforcement:
Problem
enforcement
51408Photo #51408Early daysOther:
Misc
general
52551Photo #52551NCN5 Bike lane blocked by cars & truck delivering to TescoObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
52620Photo #52620ContraflowCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
52670Photo #52670Bull Ring.Destination:
Misc
destinations
52901Photo #52901Bike event on day of cycling conference to bolster Birmingham's Cycle City bid.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
52902Photo #52902Bike event on day of cycling conference to bolster Birmingham's Cycle City bid.Bicycle:
Event
bicycles
53716Photo #53716Newhall Street Bridge
The "really ought to get off" section of the cycleroute along the canal towpath on NCN535. Almost under "itihaas" Indian Restaurant.
Track:
Infrastructure
track
53831Photo #53831Disruption on the Alcester Rd, Kings Heath due to cyclists protesting for safety improvements. (Image @donna_norford) t.co/rbunnQyLg3Road environment:
Event
road
55003Photo #55003Bikes 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 April 25-26 2013.

Took these before 7pm, so the events of the day finished at 5pm.

Although some people were getting ready to cycle away from the Council House (as you can see here).

These are the bikes that are like London's 'Boris bikes'.

They were only reserved for Cycle City Birmingham delegates for this occasion! (Not the public this time).
Bike share:
Good practice
bikeshare
55005Photo #55005The REP & Library of Birmingham - Centenary Square - bike racks

Location: Brindleyplace, Birmingham (England, United Kingdom)

Bikes outside the library.
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
56860Photo #56860Modern lifts at Birmingham New Street station - not big enough for larger bikes.Other:
Problem
general
56861Photo #56861Modern lifts at Birmingham New Street station - not big enough for larger bikes.Other:
Problem
general
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
57239Photo #57239Bicycle:
Misc
bicycles
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
road
58666Photo #58666Signs need cleaningRoute sign:
Problem
routesigns
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
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
58872Photo #58872This is a two-way cycle lane that takes cyclists to a toucan crossing, to reach Cannon Hill Park.Other:
Problem
general
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
59077Photo #59077Narrow, unpleasant looking footpath. Turning back.Track:
Problem
track
59078Photo #59078Pointless signage.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking

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