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Kings Heath… rebuilding the community David Kinshuck & Gary Fellman DK formally Pushbikes Campaigns, ophthalmologist treating diabetic retinopathy GF Project Manager Dutch & Danish urban communities ~50% of journeys include cycling All other journeys include walking

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Kings Heath…rebuilding the communityDavid Kinshuck & Gary FellmanDK formally Pushbikes Campaigns, ophthalmologist treating diabetic retinopathyGF Project Manager


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Dutch & Danish urban communities

  • ~50% of journeys include cycling

  • All other journeys include walking

  • Cycling/walking is safe for young (~12y) and inexperienced

  • 10-20 mph limits on all roads

  • Cycle training, safe cycle parking, etc

  • Bus lanes..more efficient

  • Dangerous crossings addressed


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Such urban communities achieve…

  • ~100% walking & cycling & bus use

  • 30% less street crime

  • 25% less obesity/diabetes

  • 30% less drug use/depression

  • 10% greater academic achievement

  • Everyone knows & respects their neighbours

  • shop locally & use local facilities


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10-20mph limits on all KH roads

Cycle parking at bus stops etc

Cycle training


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Less car use

Local facilities

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10-20mph limits on all KH roads

Cycle parking at bus stops etc

Cycle training

Bus lanes

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Fewer mega-shops


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Dangers are the main detergent

An RAF Tornado pilot…

” Cycling through Birmingham is much more scary than flying a Tornado Jet”


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Change in culture

  • Road engineering…Council £££

  • Cameras, narrow road segments, (humps?)

  • Need local support

  • 66% want slow speeds (own road!)

  • Speeds are slow already

  • Have to use car less…many will have to change…25 years to change

  • Bus service more efficient


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Support

  • Residents…to support approaches to city Council

  • People to help

  • Business/organisations to support approaches

  • A little financial support from businesses

    ……more pleasant neighbourhood, more jobs/investment


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