Cycling on the A38 Cycle Path

Shaz has a fantastic time cycling on the A38 Cycle Path. In a previous post I wrote about the campaigning journey from lobbying Birmingham City Council to create segregated cycle infrastructure, to the A38 and A34 cycle routes actually being created. I thought that it...

The A38 and A41 cycle paths

Back in 2013 and 2014 I led an air pollution and cycling campaign for Birmingham Friends of the Earth. It took four years for segregated, high quality cycle infrastructure to be installed. This article is about how campaign wins aren’t always achieved in the way...

Hold up at the bus gate!

Transport For West Midlands want to widen the Moseley Road through Balsall Heath, this is supposed to enhance running conditions for the bus. They also want to put a bus lane on the central reservation of the ring road. Our video shows the Number 50 bus waiting for...

Widening of the Moseley Road

Widening of the Moseley Road

We have been occupied by plans of Transport for West Midlands to put in bus lanes along main roads. This could be helpful to speed up buses, but not if pedestrians and cyclists get a substantially worse deal, or local high streets are damaged. Moseley Road through...

WHY SHOULD WE GO CAR-FREE?

Cars may be very convenient for millions of people, but they are hugely inconvenient in so many ways. Of course, the chief reason why we oppose cars is the damage that they cause to the environment: pollutants from car exhausts cause both immediate and long-term...