Bollards are often irritating, and many of us have damaged our bikes or ourselves by hitting a bollard. After a cyclist was killed last year by hitting a bollard in Goolwa, BISA has decided enough is enough, and is campaigning to get dangerous and unreasonably obstructive bollards removed.
The item aroused the “disappointment” of the Adelaide City Council, so to be fair to them, we are trying to find one of their bollards that meets standards set for bollards. A midi-sized Haighs chocolate frog will go to someone who identifies such a bollard. But if none is identified, the frog will go to the person who identifies the worst bollard anywhere in South Australia.
More to the point, we will campaign to get it removed!
Bollards posted in this discussion (good and bad) will be considered an entry.
Read more about the competition on the BISA website. Entries close 17 April.
Here are the standards to make a bollard compliant. There is another requirement - that it should meet a proven need - but we are ignoring that one. It would make it even harder to find a compliant bollard.
Hi Mark . I totally agree with you about the shocking surface , , it's getting to the stage of being dangerous for riders , especially when it's busy , I've seen a few close calls in recent times .
On linear path, near Jolly's Boathouse:
These are new, outside a cafe that opened recently in an old rowing shed. I can understand the need to offer some protection for patrons coming in and out of the cafe, but they will be hard to see on a dark and rainy night. I don't expect them to last very long before an SUV wielding parent drives down there in a hurry to pick up their kid from rowing practice and drives straight into them.
I fear those bollards will be the least of your worries in a week or two... try adding tables filled with parents and kids next to the busiest weekend bike/walking/jogging track.
but yes those are hard to see in the dark. At least the company logo is big and clear, might order some to put around my bike shed.
yeah, it's madness through there at times, especially during the Corporate Cup weeks. I don't mind the foot traffic or the kids carrying their boats across the path, its when cars come down there too that things get tricky.
Maybe we could sing like this guy
that's brilliant! :)
That video makes Frome Road past the hospital look good by comparison.
Well - I am Laughing Out Loud!
Nice one! Yeah they sure are a bit bodgey those ones. What could one do better in place of?
You can read BISA's monthly Pedal Update that starts with the bollards here.