Bicycle Institute of SA


Bicycle Institute of SA

BISA is a voluntary, not-for profit association that exists to advocate for a safe and pleasant cycling environment in South Australia. Established in 1974, BISA has been a strong advocate for cyclists in South Australia for over 30 years.

Location: Adelaide
Members: 63
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2016

Discussion Forum

Adelaide City Council can get developers to maintain the Frome Bikeway, but not its own staff

Started by Ian Radbone, BISA committee Aug 3, 2016. 0 Replies

Notice that the Frome Bikeway is blocked from Carrington to Angas?  This is while ACC is doing footpath repairs.Cyclists are told to dismount - along the road, I guess.  They haven't even cut the speed limit while this is happening.  The Bikeway has…Continue

AGM report: new chairperson and move to free membership agreed

Started by Gus K May 15, 2014. 0 Replies

Last night's AGM yielded some significant changes to the Bicycle Institute. In short we would like announce and welcome new chair Ian Radbone and extend our gratitude for the work Jeremy Miller has done in his long tenure as chair. Thankfully Jeremy…Continue

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Community grants for safer, greener, more active travel

Started by heather Feb 13, 2012. 0 Replies

The department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is offering grants for groups and organisations to deliver small scale projects that promote safer, greener and more active travel choices. Projects can focus on improving road safety, getting…Continue

cycling conference & call for abstracts of papers

Started by heather Dec 28, 2011. 0 Replies

WOCREF 2012 (World Cycling Research Forum) will be held at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands on 13 & 14-Sep-2012.The Call for Abstracts for papers and presentations is released from the organiser and convenor Stu Clement with…Continue

Latest news from BISA


Bollards are often irritating, and many of us have damaged our bikes or ourselves by hitting a bollard. After a cyclist was killed last year by hitting a bollard in Goolwa, BISA has decided enough is enough, and is campaigning to get dangerous and unreasonably obstructive bollards removed. We aroused the “disappointment” of the Adelaide City Council with this campaign, so to be fair to them, we are trying to find one of their bollards that meets standards set for bollards. A midi-sized Haighs chocolate frog will go to someone who identifies such a bollard. But if none is identified, the frog will go to the person who identifies the worst bollard anywhere in South Australia. More to the point, we will campaign to get it removed!

Frome Bikeway: Adelaide City Council listens!

Last night Cllr Abiad put up the motion that he foreshadowed, but added a variation: no part of the existing bikeway would be replaced until the section north of Pirie Street has been completed.  With this variation, the motion was strongly supported. BISA wrote to the Councillors pointing out the wisdom of delaying the replacement until cyclists […]

Councillor Abiad moves to have one lane of traffic between Carrington and Wakefield but two lanes north of Wakefield

The agenda of the special meeting to be held on Tuesday 7 March 2017 has been uploaded to our website. 20170307 Adelaide City Council Special Meeting Agenda The essential elements of Councillor Abiad’s motion are that the previous motion to replace the existing bikeway to enable two lanes of peak hour traffic be revoked, and […]

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Comment by Gus K on June 11, 2015 at 15:54

The Campbelltown Council has a new draft bicycle plan. Unfortunately it seems the new Council elected last year is bad news for cycling.
If you live in the area make sure it gets adopted.
Find the draft plan at

Comment by Gus K on May 4, 2015 at 13:40

Dear cycling enthusiasts.

Notice of Bicycle Institute AGM

Bicycle Institute Public Meeting, Tuesday 13 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.

Comment by Gus K on July 9, 2014 at 19:46

Download the Pedal Update PDF from here .Pedal Update, June 2014.pdf

Comment by Mark Parnell MLC on July 9, 2014 at 18:20

Thanks Gus, a pdf version would be good.  I want to extract the text from some of the articles to use elsewhere, and I couldn't work out how to do it from the on-line magazine.

Comment by Gus K on July 9, 2014 at 0:04
Thanks Mark. It'll be on the BI site and emailed out to members in the next day or so as a PDF. That will be easier for you Heather.
Comment by Mark Parnell MLC on July 8, 2014 at 18:15

Well done on the latest Pedal Update! Once I worked out how to navigate the on-line pages, I found I read more of it than I did the paper version.

Comment by heather on July 8, 2014 at 16:42

I cannot view the downloaded Pedal Update.
Message of "Internet Explorer restricted this web page from running scripts or ActiveX controls".
Most people set-up their computer differently. However, I would appreciate if the newsletter was published such that I did not have to change my computer or security settings.

Comment by Gus K on July 8, 2014 at 15:33

The latest edition of Bicycle Institute's Pedal Update is out today. It's a bumper post budget/ post Velo-City Global edition.

Comment by Gus K on May 12, 2014 at 22:00

You're receiving this because you are in the Bicycle Institute (BI) group at Adelaide Cyclists.

This Wednesday night is our AGM. The official business of the evening will only take a short while and after that we would like to open the floor to talk about the state of cycling in SA and hear your views - financial member or not. We welcome everyone to come along.

Special guest will me BI member and Greens MLC Mark Parnell who is currently seeking feedback from cyclists to take to an upperhouse debate.

We also encourage you to attend the opening of the new Frome St bikeway on Wednesday morning from 8am. As you may know has received a lot of criticism from some members of council and community but we believe in its importance as we made made submissions on its design.

I hope to see as many of you there on Wednesday morning at that night at the Conservation Council, Level 1, 157 Franklin Street, Adelaide starting at 7.00pm.

Adelaide Cyclists creator/ BI committee member

Comment by Gus K on December 17, 2013 at 18:04

Hello cycling friends. The December editon of Pedal Update is available to download as a PDF or read online as a flip-magazine here.

We wish you a happy, safe and fun filled Christmas and new year.



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