Signs posted at the Munrow clearly warns cyclists that the concession for them to shower and change in the Munrow without the need to be a member will end on Friday, with the closure of the
Munrow. The new building at the South Gate opens on Mon 22nd May though membership prices are not published yet. Cyclists who wish to shower there must be members. If this is going to cause you problems then please get in touch with us
A bike repair stand and pump have been installed near University station
Whatever happened to the Green Bike Project? We had hopes of it resurfacing after losing its premises at the University. Its Facebook page is quiet. Those premises – officially known as The Insecctory – were demolished on Feb 8th.
Birmingham City Council have announced a proper cycle route from Bristol Rd / Edgbaston Park Road to the City Centre, with segregated paths and signalled junctions. Its possibly the best local cycling news for years.
More details at the Cycle Revolution website
It’s taken a long time and a ramp would have been better, but at least its here and is much easier for cyclists to use.
They should be open before the 21st – but a grand opening and ribbon-cutting is planned for Nov 21st just after 12:30pm. As many cyclists as possible should be there
From the Canal & River Trust:
“Some of you may be aware of the difficulties encountered at the University Station towpath access site, and have no doubt seen that progress has been very slow recently. The towpath at this site is host to numerous underground services which have, in one way or another, caused some significant delays to the programme until they can be suitably diverted. We believe we’ve resolved the issues now and would hope to accelerate the scheme henceforth to install the new access steps. Unfortunately these delays, together with some recent bouts of vandalism, have had an effect to the programme which forces an extension to the current towpath closure between The Dingle and Somerset Rd Bridge. The re-opening date is now scheduled to be 11th November. I’m really sorry for the inconvenience that this will undoubtedly cause to you all. Suffice to say we’re increasing resource on site to bring about the swiftest possible conclusion to these works. In the meantime I’ll keep you all updated as the scheme progresses and have my fingers crossed for smooth progress henceforth. ”
Now just imagine if the A38 was closed for three months…