Birmingham City Council is proposing to install a shared cycleway through Sheldon Country Park along the Hatchford Brook. The route is proposed to go from the existing airport viewing path south along the Hatchford Brook towards Mapledene Primary School, to the Coventry road, finishing at the boundary with Solihull Council. The pathway will be surfaced in bitmac (tarmac) with a bounded gravel surface dressing on top.
These proposals form part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) project which is developing a network of routes through green open spaces and along canal towpaths. The project is also developing routes on main roads, quieter back street roads, 20mph speed limit areas and other supporting measures including cycle parking.
The project is jointly funded by Birmingham City Council and The Government's Cycle City Ambition Grant. As well as building routes like this, the project is working with schools, workplaces and at leisure centres to get more people cycling. There are many ways you can get involved! Check the website at http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/bcr