Was reading the Bicycle Victoria mag last night and they pointed out an app (Snap Send Solve) that allows you to report road hazards directly to local councils. Simply take a photo on your phone, enable location services so your report includes a GPS location and shazaaam, the local council appears within milliseconds to fix it (this last bit may not be 100% true). Turns out there is a second app (called Neatstreets) that does similar things but appears mostly to be used to report graffiti, dumped shopping trolleys and burnt out rubbish bins.
Its potentially easier than phoning the SA's Traffic Management Centre (which I just did and was left with no doubt that the guy I spoke to didn't think much of cyclists).
you evil, evil man! - are you trying to make Heather redundant? :)
:) My services to cycling safety recognised in a roundabout way. :) I do not have an app capable phone! Perhaps some will still ask for contact details.
Dahondude, if you phone Traffic Hazards on 1800 018 313 (24-hr) you will get the people who manage traffic light failures. So will not be impressed if you phone in peak hour with a non-urgent cycling hazard. Therefore I was asked to email DPTI.EnquiriesAdministrator@sa.gov.au but phone for urgent hazards and broken glass in bicycle lanes.
Thanks for the email address Heather. I googled every possible DTEI combination of traffic, cycling etc but only came up with phone numbers. When I called the Traffic Management number they were less than impressed with my request to do a bit of hazard removal on the Old Freeway bike path. I will email them instead but also might try out Snap Send Solve on the rough section of bikepath around Koala Corner and see what happens (I'm predicting nothing, but its worth a shot)
That rough bit of bitumen was a quick-fix to keep the road fully operational just before the new highway was opened. It was rough at the time, even in a car. The department did not bother to fix it properly once the new road was opened.
That would be a neat idea DD.
In the rare instance that I have called up about traffic hazards it is always difficult to describe the exact spot of the hazard. A georeferenced image from a camera with a GPS (as more and more mobile phones have now) would be so much easier.
just downloaded it - sweet!
This has already been posted previously.