On the way back from the winter ride I took a detour and went past the airport.
( the lengths some people will go to to avoid the shame of being last)
It seems there is a bike path that goes from near Ikea to Tapleys Hill Road.
There is a nice new bridge near Tapleys Hill Road intersection.
Ideally should these bollards have some reflective markings on them to make them more visible at night?
What is the best way to make this happen?
In the meantime if you are using pedestrian /cycling bridges at night beware of bollards.
A bit of reflective tape and a dark night...
Exactly what i was thinking it seems that it is not part of the job description presently.
Reflective markings are only of use if there is something to reflect. Having seen what many cyclists consider adequate lighting I'd say that if you can't see any of those bollards with your lights then you need better lights not better bollards.
Surely they could put some solar powered lights or something on the actual bollards ? Or would they disappear :-(
A google shows this kind of thing is out there and made in Australia
They look dangerous in low light or dark! No idea how you let the council know, if it is a shared path?
I'm not sure how you could make the bollard in the first pic any more visible at night. Riding with appropriate lighting and at the appropriate speed for the locale and conditions i can't see them causing a problem. I do agree though that for the cost of a bit of reflective tape and an ounce of forethought they could be a whole lot better.
Randall, if West Torrens Council the responsible authority, they are extremely slow in fixing such hazards. Needs an email so proof and obvious CC to Transport. However, the responsible authority might be Transport. It varies with the bike path. See my post below.
Don, please confirm the bike path, e.g. Captain McKenna Pathway, North Plympton, West Torrens Council. Also the exact locations, which you might find by downloading a cycling map at
Then I will contact the authorities as coordinator of Adelaide BUG, with quotes from Austroads. I have prepared a draft email to report the pictured hazards. You can let me know two months later if cycling hazards fixed. If not, we might follow a hint from Brisbane Cyclist who fix some hazards themselves. Although I would prefer first to give the authorities time to be educated, and not repeat the mistake of ignoring Austroads and cyclist safety.
I have current reports before authorities on dark bollards on three shared paths.
It seems a common issue I went over another bridge with bollards as well but it had started raining at this stage.
Geotaged photos are at.
I am happy to tackle this myself with some guidance / assistance.
After all the more people who can do this sort of thing the better.
In a perfect world would all bollards have some sort of reflective tape on them for poor lighting conditions?
Not everyone is a perfect as you, how about making things safer for others at very low added cost? I've seen those green bollards about town with red reflective tape around the stem under the lid, should be a two minute job with a roll of suitable stuff.