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Birmingham Cycle Forum

Birmingham Cycle Revolution

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 cycling@birmingham.gov.uk.

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 November 2014

The next cycle forum will be on Thursday 6 November 2014, between 17:30 and 20:30, at the Birmingham and Midland Institute (Margaret Street, B3 3BS)

17:30 to 18:30 - Marketplace including cycling organisations, social enterprises and current cycling consultations.
18:30 to 20:30 - Sit down session, to include:

  • 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.

If you would like to book your free place, please email your name and contact details to: cycling@birmingham.gov.uk by Tuesday 4 November.

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:

Cycle Forum October 2013

Around 105 people attended the Cycle Forum on Tuesday 15 October 2013. After presentations on the Birmingham Cycle Revolution, Top Cycle Location and the launch of Birmingham Bike Budi, workshops were held on the following topics:

  • Birmingham Cycle Revolution Infrastructure: Canal routes;
  • Birmingham Cycle Revolution Infrastructure: Green routes;
  • Big Birmingham Bikes: What is BBB?
  • Big Birmingham Bikes: Who should BBB target?
  • Big Birmingham Bikes: How can BBB work with third sector and community groups? and
  • Big Birmingham Bikes: What wider Smarter Choices measures should form part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution?

Notes and presentations from the forum are available to download: