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Commuters

For those who ride a bike to and from work or to and from any other place as a means of transport.

Members: 167
Latest Activity: May 6

Commuting to work by bike

We all know Adelaide is the best city in Australia to ride a bike to work. Share your experiences, pleasures and pains here.

Member Mark Matthew put us onto this site: World Commute.com See what your carbon offset is!

Dept. of Transport SA page for cyclists including Bike Direct maps and fact sheets for cyclists.

Creating cycle friendly workplaces from the SA Gov Dept of Transport.

Discussion Forum

Ashford Hospital - Bicycle Parking

Started by Lorraine C. Last reply by Peter B Dec 4, 2015. 4 Replies

I have just written to the City of West Torrens requesting installation of bicycle parking rails near Ashford Hospital. Copy of my letter below (cc to Ashford Hosp Administration) Re:          Bicycle Parking - Ashford Hospital, 55 Anzac Highway,…Continue

Adelaide Tour de Work

Started by Gus. Last reply by Mark Parnell MLC Oct 9, 2012. 1 Reply

Not to be confused with Ride 2 Work on October 17, this is aimed at people who work in the Adelaide CBD.There are only four weeks to go until the start of the Tour de Work…Continue

Picking a good route to work

Started by Luke Jun 23, 2012. 0 Replies

Here is a link to my blog post on my route to work. Feel free to comment.Continue

Tags: safe, route, quiet, commute

Campagnolo Heritage waterproof jacket

Started by Michael Wetherley. Last reply by Michael Wetherley Jun 9, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi fellow commutersIm in need of a waterproof / breathable jacket was looking at the Campagnolo Heritage La Flandre 2012, was wondering if anyone has a similar jacket.If not what sort of jackets are you wearing.We are becoming a 1 car family soon,…Continue

The Electric Bicycle

Started by stephen. Last reply by Andrew K Apr 17, 2012. 13 Replies

Talking with someone who had just visited it china it is clear that the electric bicycle has become a transport phenomenon in their cities (120 Milliion +). The E-bike has surpassed the popularity of petrol powered scooters for many people, they are…Continue

overtaking vehicles turning left

Started by Bonnie Dowling. Last reply by Paul Mar 28, 2012. 18 Replies

In the national road safety rules it states, “The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal.”I have often wondered what this actually means. This…Continue

NT style helmet exemption for SA.

Started by stephen. Last reply by stephen Mar 25, 2012. 36 Replies

Around 1996 the NT gained a 17+ helmet exclusion against the mandatory helmet law after lobbying by cyclists against the mandatory helmet law.Thanks to this exclusion they have greater numbers of bicycle users per head of population than any other…Continue

Whitmore Square crossing - Is it just me or is it weird?

Started by Luke. Last reply by Luke Dec 8, 2011. 4 Replies

I've been riding across Whitmore Square on Sturt St for a while now and every time I go across it I wonder whether the design of the bike/pedestrian crossing is weird or whether I'm just not getting what the designers intended.Is it just me?Are the…Continue

Tags: pedestrian, cyclist, crossing, square, whitmore

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Comment by jess on November 26, 2011 at 19:27

finally got a lock for my bike and can start riding to work again!!

Comment by heather on August 25, 2011 at 18:59

Luke, do you think there has been an increase in Commuters members? I have been sending the following message . . .

Hi ____,

Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists. You might be interested in the AC group Commuters and, if you cycle in the city, Adelaide BUG which I coordinate.

Cheers, Heather

Comment by stephen on August 12, 2011 at 23:30

Getting rid of our ridiculous and discriminatory helmet laws which attack users of green sustainable transport should be a first priority for any body interested in reducing carbon emissions.

 

See article link below which is referring to the Brisbane bike scheme.

On your bike now, if you please Dot Whittington From: The Courier-M...

 

Comment by Richard on July 19, 2011 at 18:35
Skipping the ride because it's cold and wet, I'm ashamed of you Michael ... though it's strange how few entries there are in MY riding log and how unfit I felt yesterday. Bloody silly this winter caper, can't wait for Feb when we'll be complaining about the heat.
Comment by Michael Wetherley on July 19, 2011 at 18:06
Rode to work today felt so good(even with eyes watering in 3C) have not ridden for a couple of weeks. Been slack to wet had a cold etc..But realised why i ride now not to get to work but because i love it. Saw a sticker on a bike once it said "One less car" thats not my reason though hey i work for a major automotive maker still need the car just love riding. So see you out there
Comment by heather on May 17, 2011 at 17:57

Lee-Anne, the number you quote may be usable. On the front cover of BISA's Pedal Update is the phone number 1800 018 313. You can also email dtei.enquiriesadministrator@sa.gov.au

I have used both to report many hazards from 2009 to current.

Comment by Shane Sody on May 17, 2011 at 17:43

That link is broken Leanne.

I think this is the document you were referring to:

http://www.sa.gov.au/upload/franchise/Transport,%20travel%20and%20m...

 

Comment by Lee-Anne on May 17, 2011 at 17:34

HI,

Ive just been doing some reserach on cycling facilities in Adl and while reading the 'Safety in Number - a Cycling Strategy for SA 2006-2010' i noticed one avenue they are looking at is :

;promore the free call # 1800018216 arterial road hazard reporting service for cyclists enabling them to report hazards such as potholes, dropped loads, crash debris and broken glass'

Full Document here

 

Thought i'd pass on the info if you are interested

Lee-Anne

Comment by heather on May 6, 2011 at 0:53
Brian, I know what you mean. I have driven my car twice this year to date.
Comment by BJ on May 5, 2011 at 23:50
Commute tonight was to basketball.  Weekday or weekend, day or night, it's the bike.
 

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