Sounds great but speed limits down to 25Km/hr? I don't wanna be mean to cars precisely but that certainly (tongue in cheek) garners "up yours" points. Nonetheless, I can ride up Beulah Rd at 30Km/hr on my push-bike let alone down! I'd hate the whole thing to be clamped at 40 or under and get pinnged on my pushy. Not that I can do 70 down there frankly, but I'm sure some can and that would be a 45 klick over infringement - not good :-/
Did you see the' cyclist haters' squeal about this in Adelaide Now comments. Frankly I use Beulah road everyday x 2 commuting, and I use it because it is safe and not that busy, so why I askmyself is there a need to make it into a BB when they is urgent cyclist needs elsewhere ie Kensington Rd.
The Parade considered Beulah park? Trying to remove cyclists to improve it's 2nd most dangerous cycling route title? link
An analysis of Adelaide's cycling blackspots, compiled for the Sunday Mail, shows that 253 cyclists were injured or killed riding through the CBD over the four-year period followed by 97 at Beulah Park in Adelaide's east, and 93 at Glenelg.There were 69 casualty crashes on Anzac Highway over the same period
Beulah, Beulah, Beulah...
Its only gonna get worse with more and more trendy's getting on their wicker basket bikes with no idea about defensive bike riding skills.
Charles, they will learn or let the bike gather cobwebs.
Just so long as those trendies minimise the time they spend hooning around in their pimped out "sports" cars i don't mind.
You have a point Edward, but some of the riding I witness is a bike scary and this is not gender based, defensive cycling is assuming someone will try to kill you each and every time you venture out on your bike.
And for us over 60's OTT is?
Over the top.
I have to strongly disagree with you Charles.
After 14 years of being a bike messenger the most serious rule i adopt doesn't involve thinking people are out to "get me", let alone "kill me". If everyone thought that only seriously crazy people would cycle.
The rule i adopt for riding assertively in very heavy traffic conditions is "always have an out." That means i do my best not to put myself in situations i may not be able to get out of. Eg. I ride in the door zone a lot but i never ride in the door zone at a speed where i can't simply just stop and say "excuse me".
Other than that i am very particular about the routes i choose (favour backstreets) and adopt basic principles.
Adelaide needs a cycle network that is well signed and connects back streets with cycle ways and bicycle boulevards such as the one that is being considered. It may not favour the roadies but it will certainly help provide average people with an extra active transport option.
Good point Doddsy - actually, it is a mind set I also use when driving the car :-/