Its not a bike path as much as the lycra clad, pro tour wanna be's, who think its ok to travel at 30Km/Hr + on a shared path, would like it to be.
I rode through the food festival sun for ride for pain and figured it was just because i got lost... I'm not saying I have right away or anything but it was so crowded I virtually had to get off and push my bike. It was a total shambles at the end. I thought maybe I missed an arrow or something and I had overtaken a lot of the other 35km riders by this point so I had no one to follow :S I ended up riding back onto king william road. Think the end should have been better organised
I rode past that tent while on the ride for pain beach cruise and had no problems at all. There was a lot going on along the river on Sunday with The Rowers, Dragon Boats, Food festival and the UniSa ride. The only issue I saw was a girl with headphones blasting, not being able to walk in a srtaight line as we came under the Montefiore Rd. Bridge
I was hoping that Craig, who saw the obstruction, would contact ACC. A few minutes ago I contacted ACC. My email below.
There is a discussion on Adelaide Cyclists forum about an event held on Sunday 30-Apr-2012 by an organisation that is not cyclist-aware, or even pedestrian friendly. A tent was erected across the shared path of the River Torrens Linear Park at Pinky Flat.
I understand that the marquee was signed as Bank SA, and a marquee for imbibing drinks. Right across the shared path, causing a bottleneck for all traffic along there. This included the cycling event Ride for Pain, organised by UniSA to raise money for charity. See http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/clever-people-who-put-...
I would hope that ACC by-laws for using public land would exclude erecting obstacles on a shared path. I would appreciate a response.
Heather, Coordinator, Adelaide BUG
Today I received a response from the Event Consultant, Vibrant City, ACC. So raising this issue, even with differing views, has been constructive.
Thanks for your recent email regarding your concerns about the Bank SA marquee being erected on the Torrens Lake pathway as part of the Tasting Australia event held in Elder Park on April 28 & 29. I can confirm that no Council by-laws were breached as Events South Australia had a Lease in place for the running of the event and as part of the Lease approval process they were required to submit a site plan and these structures were clearly shown on the site plan with access remaining open and approval was given. I would agree that while through access was provided, in the future we would want to see an improvement in the way it was executed to avoid any congestion and frustration by other users of that area on the day.
I did read all the comments on the blog link you provided and it’s useful to understand people’s differing opinions on the matter. I can assure you your comments will be included in the post-event report that we do for all major events and is always referred to in any consideration for future events. I have also forwarded your concerns to the Event Management Team at Events South Australia who managed the Tasting Australia event.
As the Event Consultant allocated to this event I really appreciate you taking the time to pass on your concerns and will be much more aware and careful when considering site plans that include infrastructure encroaching onto public pathways in the future.