'This is an emergency': West Midlands' cycling head on Birmingham's need for bike infrastructure

Adam Tranter's plea for action comes after two cycling deaths in just over two weeks in second city

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As the cycling and walking commissioner for the West Midlands, Adam Tranter has a difficult path to tread. On the one hand, he needs to encourage more people to ride bikes and take up forms of active travel, while at the same time stressing the need for safer cycling routes and infrastructure. It is not easy.

"I try not to unnecessarily scare people off," he tells Cycling Weekly. "My job is to get more people walking and cycling. However, I don't think realistically, I can do that in good faith without getting more infrastructure."

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