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Is it legal to ride on the footpath when there is a bicycle lane present?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave M Apr 24. 7 Replies

The question says it all! Today a police officer cautioned me. (He said this applies to footpaths, not shared paths).I tried to politely say that isn't how I'd seen the law presented, but I let it go…Continue

Cycling death on Riddoch Highway near Mt. Gambier

Started Mar 23 0 Replies

Sadly, there was another cycling fatality yesterday, this time near Mount Gambier. That is the 3rd on SA roads this year (a 4th one, a death in the parklands, does not appear to be n the road…Continue

Tags: fatality, safety

Security Warning on web site

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Turner Nov 2, 2017. 9 Replies

Memo to admins - I'm getting a security warning telling me not to visit this site (adelaidecyclists.com). I got the warning both at work and at home, on two entirely different systems.Continue

"Beg button" frustrations at cycle crossings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne B Feb 2. 35 Replies

(reposting in a better place)Has there ever been a determined effort to get rid of the need to press the "beg button" at intersections, at least along bikeways?It's pretty frustrating to come up to…Continue

 

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Peter B replied to Jim lally's discussion Messenger reporting of Marion council walking and cycling guideline debate
"Is the "Walking and Cycling Guidelines" document available online? I couldn't find it from a quick Google. Personally I don't have a problem with proposals being guidelines rather than firm rules; and narrowing every street and…"
yesterday
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Uber Car Detected Pedestrian But "Decided" Not to Stop
"I assume Uber has a ton of money, and it was certainly in their interest to have these trials go well; so the decision to cut corners is really unfathomable. The only reason I can think of is s technical one, i.e. extra radars would have delayed the…"
May 10
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion MT Bikeway - Peacock Road to KW Road
"It'd be interesting to work out what motivates cyclists to cross lights on red. The Greenhill / KW / Peacock lights can be rather slow, and some cyclists are tempted to cheat and cross Peacock Road (north side of Greenhill Road) to gain a…"
May 2
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion MT Bikeway - Peacock Road to KW Road
"Do you know if the plan is to erect the sign for the entire stretch (Greenhill Road to the northern end of the official northern end of the shared path, more or less opposite the petrol station), or just around the bus stop?"
Apr 28
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion MT Bikeway - Peacock Road to KW Road
"I come from the NE and cross Greenhill Road (east to west) on the north side, so I don't see that "end shared path" sign. And anyway, it's not a "no cycling on footpath sign", so I'm still currently allowed to…"
Apr 28
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion MT Bikeway - Peacock Road to KW Road
"(maybe use the spongy recycled tyre surface on the footpath past the tram stop?) I like that idea. Marino Bikeway cyclists will be familiar with it: there's a short section near Clarence Park Train station (adjacent to the Canterybury Tce /…"
Apr 28
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion MT Bikeway - Peacock Road to KW Road
"From streetview, I interpreted the crossing near the curve to be a sheltered (bike sized) right-turn lane, rather than a crossing suitable for people coming from the opposite footpath on bikes, walking or in wheelchairs. I agree. Even I don't…"
Apr 27
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion MT Bikeway - Peacock Road to KW Road
"I think you are suggesting a "sheltered median crossing" somewhere south of the bus stop. The problem with this suggestion is that, north of Greenhill Road, the safest route is a nice wide 2-way shared path on the *west* side of Peacock…"
Apr 27
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion MT Bikeway - Peacock Road to KW Road
"I can't see an easy infrastructure solution around that bus stop. The big problem is that, when a bus stops, there's enough space so that cars in the left hand lane can still squeeze around on the right. Which means there's no room to…"
Apr 27
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion MT Bikeway - Peacock Road to KW Road
"I use that purple section regularly, and why not? Crossing KW near the petrol station can be difficult. And also, what about people who are riding on the bikeway parallel to Peacock Road? Going south, are they expected to follow that red line…"
Apr 26
Dave M replied to Peter B's discussion Is it legal to ride on the footpath when there is a bicycle lane present?
"Err, yes. Sorry. "
Apr 24
Dave M replied to Peter B's discussion Is it legal to ride on the footpath when there is a bicycle lane present?
"The Rule to look out for here is Rule 247—Riding in a bicycle lane on a road (1) The rider of a bicycle riding on a length of road with a bicycle lane designed for bicycles travelling in the same direction as the rider must ride in the bicycle…"
Apr 24
Keith replied to Peter B's discussion Is it legal to ride on the footpath when there is a bicycle lane present?
"I would complain about the caution. SAPOL has followed up with me in a case of being wrong on legislation rather than an arsey judgement call. For reference, here's the extract from the South Australia Australian Road Rules: Regulation…"
Apr 24
heather replied to Peter B's discussion Is it legal to ride on the footpath when there is a bicycle lane present?
"If forced to ride in a bike lane rather than on the footpath, would defeat the purpose of catering for less confident cyclists: children, some women, newbies, seniors, disability, or when cycling conditions awful. Andrew, reminds me of an…"
Apr 24
Andrew K replied to Peter B's discussion Is it legal to ride on the footpath when there is a bicycle lane present?
"Exactly! Just another case of a police officer not knowing the road rules..."
Apr 24
Gemma K replied to Peter B's discussion Is it legal to ride on the footpath when there is a bicycle lane present?
"It is legal, unless a sign prohibits it. "Where can I ride my bicycle? You may ride on either the road or the footpath. You may ride on the footpath even if there is a bicycle lane on the road. If you are riding on the road you will still be…"
Apr 24

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