Has anyone else found a sudden increase in drivers going out of their way to be nice to riders?This week I've had cars stop to let me through twice in places where I should give way to them. First…Continue
"1) Integrating the shared path along the Northern Connector:
* I have not seen any plans for crossing Port Wakefield Road between the end of the current Stuart O'Grady Bikeway and the new path
* Same - how it will safely cross…"
"Where do people come from to get onto the present two-way bike path? Is this a real solution or just making the bump in the red line longer?
From streetview, I interpreted the crossing near the curve to be a sheltered (bike sized) right-turn lane,…"
"Yes, people will only use it if they perceive it is "better" than the alternative.
There appears to be a little space that the bus shelter could be recessed through the fenceline into the tram reserve slightly (nat as far as the depth of…"
"(I am not familiar with the area, so comments are derived from Streetview images)
If that section of footpath is "not for cyclists at all", then I wonder who is intended to be addressed by the two stencils "Give way to…"
"I assumed the "Limestone Coast" dot on the map represented the Naracoorte-Coonawarra-Penola area. Penola/Coonawarra already has a few loops mapped out in a brochure for tourists with bikes.
I kind of like the tourist potential of cycling…"
"The conversation I heard on the radio was the full trail to Melbourne, he said he had talked with federal and Victorian Liberals. I didn't hear anything about local loops.
My thought was that a good start would be joining the gaps between…"
"I am not familiar with the road, so am going from the diagrams, descriptions and Google Streetview. If I understand you correctly Dave, you are suggesting that the solution might be to paint yellow hatching on the road all the way from the stop line…"
"I think that roads in Australia have very few truly blind corners or crests if you are driving at an appropriate speed for the road.
It's hard to answer "what would you do" questions in the abstract, as there is always something in…"
"I do that trip from Elizabeth to Mawson Lakes and beyond, along the Little Para bike-paths and then the Dry Creel paths quite often.It is quite frustrating having to either ride thrugh the water there, under Port Wakefield Road underpass. And when I…"
"In most cases, if there is a bus lane and not also a bike lane, the bus lane is left-most on the road.
The alternative to cycling (legally) in the bus lane would then be to cycle (also legally) in the lane next to it. You would likely then be…"
"The people who do these sorts of things often don't have the capacity to pay massive fines.
*IF* he was driving while disqualified because it was the only available way to get to work, I might have some sympathy, but the rest of the charges…"
"Both could be true. For example (I have no idea of the specific circumstances of the collision that precipitated this thread, and hope that all involved will recover soon), if a car pulls out from the terminating road of a tee-junction and the…"
Hi Scott, I sympathise re the disconnected bikedirect route in your area. I do not cycle there so have provided some authorities that you could contact. Let me know how it goes. Cheers, Heather
– Hon Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, GPO Box 2832, Adelaide SA 5001, firstname.lastname@example.org – Hon Michael O'Brien MP, Minister for Road Safety, GPO Box 668, Adelaide SA 5001, email letter to email@example.com – Vickie Chapman MP, Shadow Minister for Transport and Infrastructure that includes portfolio responsibility for Road Safety, Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, firstname.lastname@example.org – Report hazards to Department Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), DPTI.EnquiriesAdministrator@sa.gov.au – Two AC members are with Office of Cycling & Walking, DPTI, and one has publicly provided his email.
I have a set of pedals with toe clips attached that I will bring along next week (meant to today, but forgot until I saw u this morning) You are most welcome to give them a go. I think that you would find them extremely helpful, especially on the Bupa ride with those hills :)
places like Adams Road, Craigmore where the pedestrian crossings by the schools protrude through the parking lane almost to the solid line on the right side of the bike lane.
Scott, can you provide clear photos of this? I am prepared to discuss with the pertinent authority. Persuaded DPTI to remove the concrete obstructions on Fitzroy Terrace. Doubt that I could persuade the local council to do the same for the main street in Gawler that were deliberately added later. Heather, Coordinator of Adelaide BUG