Birmingham Cycle Forum
The Cycle Forum is an open meeting, held quarterly (approximately) and advertised widely to cyclists across the city. If you would like to receive email notification of the next forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cycle Forum exists to enable wider consultation and engagement with cyclists and cycling user groups in Birmingham. In particular, it will:
- Provide information updates on the Birmingham Cycle Revolution; and
- Enable interaction and discussion with and feedback from cyclists and cycling user groups.
Cycle Forum February 2015
The next Cycle Forum is to be held on Wednesday 25 February, at the Birmingham and Midland Institute (Margaret Street, B3 3BS). We will be again holding a marketplace involving cycling organisations and social enterprises from 17:30 until 18:30. The forum will then run from 18:30 until 20:00, and will provide updates on cycling activities happening in Birmingham from a variety of cycling groups.
Places are limited so please email email@example.com to reserve a space.
Cycle Forum November 2014
The November cycle forum included a Marketplace including cycling organisations, social enterprises and current cycling consultations, and presentations on:
- General update on cycling activities in Birmingham (BCR);
- Sustrans update on the Bicycle Account project;
- Centro presentation on cycle parking hubs and Brompton docks;
- Big Birmingham Bikes update;
- Boldmere Bullets Cycling Collective talking about their activity in Birmingham; and
- Update on the 2015 programme of cycling activities for Birmingham.
Cycle Forum July 2014
July's Cycle Forum had a slightly lower turnout that usual, having been rescheduled from its original date due to industrial action. As well as an update on Birmingham Cycle Revolution, the forum included presentations on the Space for Cycling campaign and on public health and cycling. The highlight of the evening was an extract from the film Bicycle and a short Q&A with the film's director Michael Clifford.
All current Birmingham Cycle Revolution consultations can be found at www.birmingham.gov.uk/bcrconsultation and presentations are available to download below:
Cycle Forum February 2014
The February Cycle Forum was well attended by cyclists and interest groups. Presentations updated attendees on progress to date on the various aspects of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution, particularly communications and marketing and cycle design guidance.
Plans for possible improvements to on-road cycling provision on the Alcester Road corridor, the Harborne gyratory, Harborne Road and Hagley Road parallel route were displayed and discussed.
The meeting ended with a panel discussion and updates from CTC, Sustrans and PushBikes. CTC highlighted their Space for Cycling campaign, Sustrans introduced their Bicycle Account monitoring partnership with various UK cities, including Birmingham, and PushBikes offered some feedback on recent changes to provision for cyclists on the A38 Bristol Road corridor.
Presentations from the forum are available to download: