Birmingham Cycling Forum 6/11/2014 Nov 7, 2014 13:22:29 GMT
Post by Bracken Van Ryssen on Nov 7, 2014 13:22:29 GMT
Once again my notes from the evening:
- Birmingham is investing £30 per head over the next two years with a view to sustain funding (not sure as to how this amount is worked out).
- The Birmingham Mobility Action Plan is due for release next Thursday (the 13th).
- Public consultation is complete on the 20mph pilot zones.
- Cycle design guide public consultation is complete and is due to be published early next year (draft document).
- Work has begun on resurfacing Grand Union Canal towpath near the Ackers.
- Designs are being drafted for a bridge over the Grand Union Canal at the Ackers, to join the north and south sections of the Cole Valley Route.
- Big Birmingham Bike tenders have been awarded and delivery of bicycles are planned for December 2014 and April 2015. Distribution will be through lottery in most deprived areas.
- New bicycle parking hubs are being introduced to stations.
>Consisting of secure, enclosed bike sheds with swipe card access.
>Capacity is approximately 26-31 bicycles, with a mix of Sheffield and raised stands.
>First two have been installed at Selly Oak and Stourbridge Junction stations, with others planned for Solihull (planning permission granted), Longbridge, Rowley Regis and University stations.
>Free to use but require registration and a refundable £20 deposit.
- Brompton docks have opened at New Street Station, Moor Street Station and Colmore Row, with more planned for Aston University and Brindley Place.
>Fees are £20 per year for regular users and £2.50 per 24hrs, with £1 yearly and £5 per 24hrs for periodic users.
- Sustrans are launching their Bicycle Accounts: surveys to record attitudes, impacts and views of cycling in various UK cities.
- Boldmere Bullets- a cycle and running collective in the north of Birmingham are working very successfully to reach out to their local community and get people riding.