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Adelaide BUG

For anyone who cycles in the Adelaide City Council areas of Adelaide and North Adelaide.

Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group) advocates for better cycling conditions.

Location: Adelaide
Members: 342
Latest Activity: Mar 5

You can contact coordinator Heather via her page, e.g. to receive the newsletter.

If you need help to report cycling hazards, contact the coordinator.

Some links to AC forum posts that relate to ACC will be found here.

Discussion Forum

AC discussions on ACC cycling

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Mar 5. 48 Replies

Below links to some (not all) Adelaide Cyclists discussions re Adelaide City cycling.Continue

ACC temporary closures - path, park, road

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Feb 21. 25 Replies

Will add to this topic as temporary closure info becomes available.Continue

cycling projects for Bowden and Goodwood

Started by heather Dec 19, 2016. 0 Replies

Today Adelaide BUG received email from the office of Stephen Mulligan, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure. Extract below from the attached file.Pending removal of the train level crossing at…Continue

push to reduce required bike parking spaces in new City buildings

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Nov 15, 2016. 2 Replies

Rau's city bike park proposal "absurd": Haese Published by InDaily on 15-Nov-2016…Continue

event for AC forum pending closure Oct-2016

Started by heather Sep 17, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi All,The shock announcement that Adelaide Cyclists forum is closing in Oct-2016. Say goodbye to Adelaide Cyclists Friday 21-Oct-2016 from 6.00pm at The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street,…Continue

ACC 2016 Adelaide Bikeways Summit

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Sep 15, 2016. 1 Reply

"We have wasted ratepayers' money": council hits re-set on cycling By Bension Siebert Published by InDaily on 14-Sep-2016…Continue

proposed CBD cycling infrastructure, including Frome Street

Started by heather Jul 27, 2016. 0 Replies

Proposed CBD cycling infrastructure, including Frome StreetThree similar news releases on proposed CBD cycling infrastructure: • Joint funding commitment to transform city cycling infrastructure –…Continue

motion re ACC Smart Move 21-Jun-2016

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Jun 20, 2016. 1 Reply

ACC Councillor Priscilla Corbell has Notice of Motion on Notice: The Smart Move Transport & Movement Strategy Review and Implementation Plan. Councillor Corbell - Notice of Intention to move a…Continue

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Comment by Gus K on May 4, 2015 at 13:43

Dear cycling enthusiasts. Please come along to the Bicycle Institute's AGM next Tuesday, May 12, to hear what work it's been doing, and hear Mr Paul Gelston, Chief Operating Officer in the Department for Planning, Transport, speak and put to him any questions you have about cycling infrastructure and safety.

Notice of Bicycle Institute AGM

Bicycle Institute Public Meeting, Tuesday 12 May, 7.30pm.
111 Franklin Street, Adelaide (former BikeSA site)

If you're interested in better conditions for cyclists, come along to our AGM.  

Find out what we've been doing, tell us what what should be doing, and perhaps even get in involved in helping us to do it.

Guest Speaker Paul Gelston: cycling and our arterial roads.

As well as talking about projects and advocacy that we have been busy with, we will have Mr Paul Gelston talk to the meeting. Paul is the Chief Operating Officer in the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Before that, he was a project manager for some of the more important projects that the State Government has undertaken in recent years.

You might have attended consultation meetings on Greenhill Road, and before that, the tram bridge over South Road, where Paul was up front dealing with local residents and interests like ours.

Paul will talk to us about the role of the State Government in providing for our transport needs, where cycling fits in, and the pressures faced in trying to meet broad State government objectives and deal with political demands whose basis ranges from metropolitan-wide to very local concerns.


The Bicycle Institute welcomes new members and you can join at the meeting. Membership is currently free.  
 
There are opportunities to get involved. We has welcome nominations for office holders (Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer) and Committee members.

RSVP encouraged - www.bisa.asn.au

Comment by heather on May 30, 2014 at 8:15

Adelaide Airport wrote to Adelaide BUG that facilities would be improved before Velo-city conference in May-2014.
Your feedback is welcome.
http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/adelaide-airport-cycli...

This comment might make it easier for conference attendees to find. Some interstate & overseas delegates said they will provide feedback by email to Adelaide BUG.

Comment by Gus K on September 9, 2013 at 11:51

Hi,

There are still some tables free for the Bicycle Institute 'Wheels of Fortune' quiz night this Friday at the Community Bike Workshop, Plympton.

http://www.bisa.asn.au/node/354

$15 a head. Form a team of 8 (or so) and book in ASAP. The Bicycle Institute advocates for better and safer cycling in SA.

We'd love to see you there.

Comment by Alan Graham on October 26, 2012 at 22:45
Hi heather

How do I get on your mailing list?

Cheers
Alan
Comment by heather on July 16, 2012 at 19:07

I received the following from an ACC staff member.

Adelaide City Council also has an app that lets you reports on incidents & hazards within Adelaide City Council’s jurisdiction. This can be used to report any issues cyclists are having too.
-- Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citysourced.adela...
-- iPhone link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id414264480
-- Blackberry link: http://dl.citysourced.com/m/AdelaideAU/BB5/adelaideau.jad (this is a direct download link for the app)

Comment by Mark Parnell MLC on June 18, 2012 at 23:19

I've just posted a detailed message on the Bike Black Spot App discussion with news that the App is now live for South Australia.  Yes, there are other reporting Apps, but none with a publicly accessible interactive map.  Reports using this App go to State Transport Minister Conlon and Federal Transport Minister Albanese as well as to Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and to me.  We want to build a case for better cycle funding.  Check it out: www.bikeblackspot.org but if you read my post first, it will all make more sense.

Mark Parnell MLC
Parliamentary leader
Australian Greens (SA)

Comment by heather on June 18, 2012 at 22:01

Thanks Gus. I do not have a smart phone so email instead.

Comment by Richard on June 18, 2012 at 21:52

Only for the Adelaide city and North Adelaide though - yes, I know that covers enough sins to keep any engineering section busy until retirement, but is there one that does down south here?

I do recall a similar app being reported a while back, but you needed to have your email account set up to use it which I wasn't interested in doing.

Comment by Gus K on June 18, 2012 at 21:23

Did anyone else know there was a smartphone app (iPhone, Android) for reporting hazards and issues in the city? It's called Report It and it's a worldwide app adaptable for any city that wants to use it.

http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/community/adelaide-report-it-sma...

Comment by heather on June 15, 2012 at 19:14

My letter published in Indaily of 15-Jun-2012 on page 10
What about cyclist safety?
[ANCAP and vehicle safety rating]

On June 12, Indaily published a story titled “Top safety rating for three vehicles”. On the ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) website, I easily found these three vehicles under “crash test results for all vehicles”, with star ratings based on the safety of vehicle occupants. But where are the star ratings for when vehicles hit pedestrians or other vulnerable road users such as cyclists? Concerned car buyers are unable to make an informed decision because the data is not readily found. It’s also a missed opportunity to educate drives to consider the safety of vulnerable road users.
In 2010, I attended a road safety seminar where a Centre for Automotive Safety Research professor said new cars sold in Australia tended to have high star ratings for vehicle occupants, but low star ratings for vulnerable road users. [That] Governments could improve this by purchasing fleet vehicles with high star ratings for pedestrian safety. This would encourage the market to offer such vehicles for sale in Australia. Later, these safer vehicles would flow on to the public through second-hand car sales.
[Members of ANCAP include motoring organisations and governments, listed at http://www.ancap.com.au/members.]
Why haven’t these authorities addressed this oversight of pedestrian and cyclist safety?

 

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