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Linear Park gone to the dogs

Started this discussion. Last reply by rossmg Oct 7, 2017. 4 Replies

Police tells cyclist 1m rule will be scraped

Started this discussion. Last reply by Just another psycho-list Feb 21, 2016. 5 Replies

 

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David Bowler replied to heather's discussion shared paths
"I  haven't really noticed how a center line effects pedestrians, but I do think it tends to make cyclists keep more to the left, which is helpful  for overtaking and also I think center lines around bends aids in safety as again…"
Jul 10
David Bowler replied to Jilden's discussion OFO is pulling out of Australia
"Apparently the free Adelaide city Council bike scheme is ending soon too. Having my own bike, I have not used either, but it seems a shame that they won't be available for tourists or even for people around the city to be able to make casual…"
Jul 10
David Bowler replied to heather's discussion two serious crashes 5-Mar-2018
"Not a good week for cyclists in SA with death of Caleb Scott on Friday…"
Mar 5
David Bowler replied to Peter B's discussion "Beg button" frustrations at cycle crossings
"With an election coming up surely there is an opportunity for a politician in need of a policy to promise to tackle deficiencies in Adelaide traffic lights, not only for bicycles, but other vehicles at all. I mean if we have the technology for…"
Feb 2
David Bowler replied to Peter B's discussion "Beg button" frustrations at cycle crossings
"The traffic lights along the bike path along Frome Rd as it goes past the old RAH has the same problem. Even if you press the BEG button and there is a significant time left on the green cycle for cars heading up Frome Rd, it will not change until…"
Feb 1
David Bowler replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"Especially Adelaidenow online surveys which has skewed readership. Also I am not sure if Adelaidenow was behind paywall in 2011, so that could be a significant impact on the demographic"
Nov 15, 2017
David Bowler replied to colin christensen's discussion What gives with dropping cycling in Adelaide?
"I wonder if petrol prices are a factor.  When petrol prices were getting closer to $2/litre people were looking at cheaper alternative modes of transport. With the price closer to $1/litre in the last couple of years, there is not so much…"
Nov 12, 2017
pete davis liked David Bowler's discussion Linear Park gone to the dogs
Oct 9, 2017
rossmg replied to David Bowler's discussion Linear Park gone to the dogs
"Dogs and Kids - approach with caution!"
Oct 7, 2017
twodoor monarch replied to David Bowler's discussion Linear Park gone to the dogs
"You are spot on David. I started riding the linear park in 2010, to keep fit, and at that time it wasn't much used by anyone. Over the ensuing years it has become more popular with walkers, strollers, and dog owners, all of which is a good…"
Oct 6, 2017
Trevor Hill liked David Bowler's discussion Linear Park gone to the dogs
Oct 5, 2017
Wayne B replied to David Bowler's discussion Linear Park gone to the dogs
"Likewise! I really like Linear Park, it's a great place. But the things that make it great, also make it quite dangerous for cycling (especially @ the speeds I can handle). There are too many hazards to make this a course for my regular riding,…"
Oct 5, 2017
Robert Hill replied to David Bowler's discussion Linear Park gone to the dogs
"I've been seeing dogs off-leash daily for the last 10 years of riding Linear Park. It's just another hazard I have to look out for."
Oct 5, 2017
David Bowler posted a discussion

Linear Park gone to the dogs

Now that the Linear park bike path under Hackney Rd is finally open again, I along with many other cyclists can commute home to the NE suburbs along Linear path. Is it just me, or in our absence has there been of surge in dogs along the path and in particular many illegally off the leash, creating a significant hazard for cyclists. Some sections have signs pointing out that dogs should be on a leash, although these are often ignored anyway. In South Australia unless otherwise indicated dogs…See More
Oct 4, 2017
David Bowler replied to heather's discussion power-assisted bicycle rules changed
"I was referring to the situation of pedestrian crossings without lights."
Jan 4, 2017
David Bowler replied to Pete HumF's discussion Accident (head on) with Motorised Bike on Amy Gillett Bikeway
"That ramp is particularly hazardous. It is not just an issue with idiots, cyclists unfamiliar with the intersection can come down the ramp and not realize the blind corner they are coming into until it is too late. I think they really need to put…"
Dec 27, 2016

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A couple of wins for cycling infrastructure

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 23:54 7 Comments

I am pleased to say that a couple of long standing issues for cyclists along my route to work have been addressed in the past couple of weeks:

 

Firstly, the "loading zone" outside Vale Park Primary School along Ascot Ave which had times conflicting with the bike lane has finally had the morning loading zone times removed.   On a good day, I can be doing 60km along this stretch, and so to have cars parked in the bike lane was not good, but until now the drivers had a defense.  …

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When is a bike lane not a bike lane?

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 21:30 4 Comments

Ans. When it's an "Advisory Treatment".



Call me naive and gullible, but I always considered that when there was a painted line separating cars and bicycles with bicycles stencils painted at regular intervals along the bicycle side of the line, that this was a designated bicycle lane. Not so.



On my way home today, I stopped to take some photos of the road works on Walkerville Terrace and I guy form the Department of Transport in a suit (as opposed to the guys in orange… Continue

Adelaide Drinking Fountains

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 23:18 4 Comments

While many of us carry water when we go for a ride, not everyone does and sometimes they need a drink and sometime we run out and need to top up. Often all we want and need is clean fresh water, but it can sometimes it can be hard to find somewhere we can access it. To that end, I thought I would start a google map where people can plot drinking fountains/bubblers around the city which can be used by cyclists and other people in the community be able to easily find where they can get a drink of… Continue

Right of way for cyclists in relation to left turning vehciles.

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 0:11 10 Comments

Back in April I wrote to the Transport Minister regarding some concerns I had in relation to the lack of protection SA law provides to cyclists. I have finally received a response from the acting minister, Paul Holloway, and thought some of the information was worth sharing. My main concern was that my understanding of the law was that cyclists must give way to vehicles turning left in front of them even when in a bicycle lane. The Minister advised that under Rule 141 of the Australian Road… Continue

Challenge Tour Entries Open

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 16:58 4 Comments

I see entries for the 2011 Challenge Tour are now open. The route will be from Norwood to Strathabyn which is a little disappointing since we did Norwood this year and the Norwood council seems to be anti cycling actually ripping out bike lines while most progressive councils are adding in new ones. I would also have expected a bit more fan fair and an appearance by Media Mike to announce the route.

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At 21:23 on December 9, 2010, Dale V said…
Bike looks like what I'm after. I can offer you $120 for it. Let me know if you're interested.
At 13:09 on December 9, 2010, Dale V said…
Hi David, I was wondering, could you please send me a picture of your Scorpion? I may be interested in buying it.
At 20:09 on August 30, 2010, heather said…
Hi David. I emailed Walkerville Council re Walkerville Tce and got a reply which raised other cycling hazards. I have posted my second email to the council at discussion councils-need-reminding-of-cycling-facilities. It would be great if you also contact the council. If you want a copy my first email, and their reply with attached plan, please let me know. May help you in writing to council.
At 23:30 on April 5, 2009, Gus said…
G'day. Thanks for joining. It's a small group at the moment but I reckon with the number of cyclists in Adelaide it should grow, It is totally non profit no motivating interests except love of bikes.

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gusk
 
 
 

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