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The Cut: Our Cycle Revolution is lagging behind : Exempt Accommodation Needs Reform : Time to Call Time on Bullying : Residents say NO to Parking Charges
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Leading the newsletter this week, Dominic Stanford recounts his experience of using an app-based bike hire company in London and asks why the West Midlands is lagging so far behind other cities in pushing forward the cycling revolution.
He spoke to the new Active Travel Commissioner for the West Midlands, Adam Tranter, to find out why this is the case and to ask if the private sector could be part of the solution:
We're lagging behind other cities in encouraging residents to adopt cycling. Does the private sector hold the key?
Political Editor, Jack Dixon argues that Birmingham’s Exempt Accommodation sector needs reform. The sector has exploded over the last few years but the standard of living leaves a lot to be desired:
We also feature a contribution this week from our student writer, Jay Chan, who has responded to the recent violent attack on a teenager in Erdington:
Later today, Birmingham City’s Full Council meeting takes place. Two Conservative Councillors are presenting a petition signed by local residents who are opposed to the Council’s plan to introduce parking charges at Woodgate Valley Country Park. Read what they have to say:
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