Just heard about this:
What can be said ...
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! 2 DEATHS IN A WEEK.
What the hell are our politicians doing? Clearly not enough. Bike lanes on crap roads that are full of smashed up car debris, Bike lanes that stop and start at whim. Bullshit from everyone about trying to make SA bike friendly. For years we had only a death or two or year in this state. Now we have many times that. I've lost count of how many cyclists have been killed in the last two years. Cars and cycles don't mix - let's not kid ourselves here. Share the road - yeah right. They hit us. We get killed. They go home. How much money is being spent on cycling infrastructure in SA particularly in the populated inner suburbs where many of us ride. Why not ripple strips or different coloured ashphalt on bike lanes. At least this will signify to motorists that that little bit or road does not belong to them, or that someone might actually be coming on a bike. There has to be a solution.
The solution is State and Federal Governments that truly support cycling and cyclist safety.
As I pointed out above, and in more detail in the relevant post, the fatality at Cavan would have been avoided if the State Government had designed for cyclists and their safety (preferably an off-road bicycle path on freight route Port Wakefield Road), and if the Federal Government had stood up to the powerful trick lobby and mandated for absorbing underrun panels on all trucks of 3 tonne or more.
We Adelaide Cyclists need to get more vocal in lobbying for governments to support cycling when they only pretend that they do. A Prospect Council document stated that they supported sustainable transport, while at they same time they planned on Prospect Road to remove sections of bicycle lanes, and narrow sections until no space for cyclists. I was active during Local Council elections and managed to get four cyclists voted onto Prospect Council.
personally, I think the word is out amongst malicious motorists
killing cyclists in SA has been decriminalised as long as you mention
you're really sorry but you just didn't see them.
as this group gets bigger and bigger, it becomes a certainty that sometime soon we are going to know the deceased as a regular poster here.
White bike, not black.
On the TV news heard that it was a 60-year-old man. On Unley Road near Dover Street.
Tanya, I am so sorry for your loss. We cannot truly understand how you feel but the Adelaide cycling community and the members of this website are devastated and as you have not doubt read extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.