So the government is apparently going to make the left hand lane in Grenfell/Currie a dedicated bus lane. From the story in the Advertiser and the animated "fly-over" it looks like there is no space allocated at all for cyclists. So I assume that means they are also going to turn Gawler Place south of Grenfell Street into a "cycles permitted 2-ways" street and maybe make Flinders Street or Pirie into a dedicated bike boulevard? Hey...did I just see some pigs flying past my office window??
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Yes, it could get worse. Posted above that I would explain later.
This to me is testing the water with improving access for busses at the expense of one less lane cars can travel in. At least to start off with, it will be an inconvenience (or a little worse) for cyclists who use these streets. We are use to inconvenience (or worse). Shifting the balance in improving public transport in relation to travelling by cars (particularly one-person trips) is a step in the right direction. However I would like to see the move accompanied by removing some on-street parking (more so in Pirie-Waymouth from Morphett to Pulteney Streets for example). Keep some loading zones is likely.
At the moment they need to play politics, especially when it involves the protected species (private motor vehicles).
Every time they implement some form of infrastructure like bus lanes or cycleways, they need to minimise the impact on motorists by doing things like increasing carparks on side streets and lowering the price of off street parking.
Whenever there is any change, lots of folks write and blog and post and whine but after a while when we are used to it, it just becomes normal.
This pathetic Labor(communist) goverment has done so much damage to this country already, they do not even have the balls to simply change a bit of traffic flow without weeks of public consultation.
Just do it, folks that dont like it, stop using this corridor for a thoroughfare and or use alternate route.
Big deal, get over it and lets get a ballsy government in that can wake this sleepy hollow and move us into the next century.
I am not going to stay up wondering what if the city changes some lanes to Bus/Taxi only lanes.
Move On, Nuff said?
Your post is a contradiction. The Labor government have done a few things without proper consultation and that is why so many people started hating them (that and the right media). Yet you want a government who does just that with bike lanes? Pfft...please.
And you clearly have not idea what communism is. Either that or you regularly read The Australian or Adelaide Now and can't think for yourself.
Labors been in power for 10 years. Thats because people vote for them. Leadership always switches between the two major parties eventually.
The problem is not with said political party, the problem is with the voters that always vote for the same major party (s).
Labor and Liberal don't need to do their Job properly. When the time is right they'll make a bunch of irresponsible promises that appeal to the uneducated majority of swing voters and they'll get into power again.
Wow, pretty disappointing to see the comments here... only marginally better than those on Adelaide Now.
This is good news. This is a start to changing excessive car lanes around the city and then eventually arterial roads. As it has been pointed out, bus lanes are for cyclists too. If you're concerned about whether you can use them, write to Yarwood or the ACC. Adelaidians are the best whingers.