Prospect BUG

The home page for Prospect BUG. Open to cyclists who live, work, commute or train in Prospect. BUG advocates for safer and enjoyable cycling.

Location: Prospect, Adelaide
Members: 58
Latest Activity: Sep 11

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

Join us to seek safer cycling. NOW 117 MEMBERS. We are a diverse group -- what we have in common is a love of cycling.

Current aims include:

-- Prompt fixing of cycling hazards

-- Safe crossing of Fitzroy Tce, e.g. tunnel
-- Boulevard for bikedirect Braund Road

-- Re-open bikedirect Edgeworth St to cyclists
-- Reduce hazardous parking in bicycle lanes
-- Bicycle parking that meets guidelines
-- Encourage cycling through better cycling facilities
-- Promote cycling for leisure and sustainable transport

-- A council cycling committee that includes resident cyclists

What would you like for cycling?

Discussion Forum

Braund Rd boulevard community consultation

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Sep 2. 1 Reply

Over the years, Prospect Council has organised multiple traffic studies of Braund Road, which indicate excess traffic speeds, volumes and crashes. Now the state govt has offered funds to traffic calm…Continue

ACC might downgrade Frome Bikeway

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Jun 29. 5 Replies

This could affect you. The longer term ACC plan was to direct Prospect cyclists along Braund Rd Boulevard, to shared paths, etc, then Frome St Bikeway. Can you urgently contact ACC councillors?…Continue

Prospect Council fines illegal parking, including bicycle lanes

Started by heather May 13. 0 Replies

Do you support the parking crack down [in bicycle lanes]? Join the conversation on'Revenue jumps in blitz on parking'. By Celeste Villani. Published by City North Messenger…Continue

Fitzroy Terrace upgrade

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Mar 7. 7 Replies

Two links from govt:1. Park Terrace, Fitzroy Terrace, Torrens Road upgrade Posted by DPTI on 9-Jan-2015.…Continue

Braund Rd bicyle boulevard

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Feb 27. 3 Replies

Tuesday 10-Feb-2015 6.15pm Prospect Council workshop to include Braund Road bicycle boulevard discussion. Civic Centre, 128 Prospect Road, Prospect, between bus stops 11 and 12. Enter through rear /…Continue

Tourrific Prospect Event Plans

Started by Emily Renner Sep 23, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi All!I'm working with the team at the Prospect Council on the upcoming Tourrific Prospect event, which will be held on Monday January 19, 2015. This year we don't have a stage start the next day,…Continue

Stolen De Rosa King3 and Focus Raven - Prospect

Started by Michael Townsend Jun 18, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi everyone! Sorry to make my first post about a theft but two of my bikes, including my pride and joy De Rosa were stolen recently from our place in Bosanquet Avenue. Please message me if you see…Continue

Safer cyclist crossing of ring route & Fitzroy Terrace

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Mar 5, 2014. 8 Replies

Rachel Sanderson, MP, Member for Adelaide, has written to the Minister for Transport. This is much appreciated because Heather has asked for solutions since 1996.8-Sep-2010 Heather and Rachel…Continue

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Comment by David Ladd on September 9, 2013 at 23:24

'Rusty Bikes' team of 8  will be well oiled for Fri 13th quiz

Comment by Gus K on September 9, 2013 at 11:56


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

$15/$10 concession 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, it's going to be a fun night and a good chance to meet others interested in cycling advocacy.

Comment by David Ladd on July 13, 2013 at 1:02

Good work, the library might be next.

Comment by Kristina Barnett on July 9, 2013 at 3:18

Heather's lobbying has paid off with this one!

"Monday 8-Jul-2013 three bicycle parking rails (currently wrapped in orange mesh) installed at 144 Prospect Road outside the Prospect Post Office and shopping mall. Have been requesting this bicycle parking since public submissions invited on the building plans in 2002! Not uncommon to see 4 bicycles here, but facilities to lock 3 better than nothing"   I've been happy to help Heather in my role as an elected member Prospect Council in trying to get these items done - taken 3 years since I was elected but -hey- small steps!

Comment by heather on July 8, 2013 at 20:27

Monday 8-Jul-2013 three bicycle parking rails (currently wrapped in orange mesh) installed at 144 Prospect Road outside the Prospect Post Office and shopping mall. Have been requesting this bicycle parking since public submissions invited on the building plans in 2002! Not uncommon to see 4 bicycles here, but facilities to lock 3 better than nothing.

Comment by Ruth Beach on September 21, 2012 at 10:17
A cyclist running for Prospect Council By-election

I am a candidate in the Prospect Council by-election. I have commuted by bike for 25 years and love mountain bike riding though I’ve done less of it since the kids were born.
I believe our streets should be safe for all. I will actively support moves to improve cycling, pedestrian options and public transport options in favour of vehicular traffic.
As a Councillor, I would bring knowledge of the frustrations experienced by cyclists such as bike lanes running out; cars parked in bike lanes; the need for decent commuter routes instead of busy roads; the need for cycle access to blocked roads; satisfactory parking facilities; lock up facilities at train stations. The list goes on.
The promise I make is that I will work hard to improve the City of Prospect for you.
Comment by heather on October 31, 2011 at 12:44

Please post hazards here so we can discuss and I report to authorities. I keep hearing complaints from cyclists while roads under construction.

I understand that this month a Prospect cyclist was seriously inured when he hit wires newly erected across a cycling route in ACC area. His relatives have asked for the name not to be released, so I do not know if we have met. Of course we regret cyclist injuries and hope for a recovery.


Earlier this year a female cyclist died when hit by a truck at Cavan. I wrote to the authorities asking for road design improvements but no response. The name was not released. Have since heard that she was a Prospect resident.

Comment by heather on August 15, 2011 at 19:37

On Saturday 3-Sep-2011 Prospect BUG will celebrate its second anniversary with a BYO picnic. Meet at noon at the playground near the Adelaide Aquatic Centre for a leisurely ride to Botanic Park. Arrange your picnic rug on the grass between Botanic Drive and the Zoological Gardens, within sight of a bird aviary. Remember to bring soft drinks and games for your children. RSVP appreciated. How much cake?

Comment by heather on February 12, 2011 at 0:59
Ideas for ACC Bicycle Action Plan close on Friday 18 March. Join Adelaide BUG and post NOW.
Comment by Patrick Sunter on June 7, 2010 at 22:31
A lively debate on shared spaces ... just to give a perspective from an ex-Adelaidian now living in Brunswick East, Melbourne:

I live on the busy arterial road of Lygon St, where there's a tram, and shopping strip on both sides with variable width footpaths, and 'clearway' for parked cars most of the time, except peak hour. The speed limit I think is 50, but they have flashing 40 speed limit signs which come on some of the time.

I'd say that with a high volume of cars, 40 is still not guaranteed safe for pedestrians and cyclists :- you still need to very much have your wits about you when crossing, or wait for the lights. But it does encourage at least a bit crossing over, which is good for traders and the street's cafe atmosphere.

As Heather has pointed out, there's a big difference between different kinds of 'shared zones'. E.g the Dutch "woonerf" concept puts pedestrians and cyclists at absolute primacy and limits cars to around 15km/h .... through to a 40km/h 'shared zone' which is still primarily about cars.

I think Heather makes a very valid point too about if buses will continue under the new plans, how cyclists are to share the zone effectively with them.

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