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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: 48
Latest Activity: on Monday

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

Join us to seek safer cycling. NOW 105 MEMBERS. We are a diverse group -- what we have in common is a love of cycling.

Current aims include:

-- Prompt fixing of cycling hazards
-- Bicycle boulevard for bikedirect Braund Road, e.g. 30 km/h zone
-- Safe crossing of Fitzroy Tce, e.g. bridge or tunnel
-- 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 exercise, leisure and sustainable transport

-- A council cycling committee that includes resident cyclists
What would you like for cycling?

Discussion Forum

Stolen De Rosa King3 and Focus Raven - Prospect

Started by Michael Townsend Jun 18. 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. 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

New bike lanes on Main North Road, Prospect

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Jun 18, 2013. 3 Replies

New bike lanes on Main North Road, Prospect Published in City North Messenger of Wednesday 19-Jun-2013 on page 10.Main North Road cyclists will soon be able to ride in designated bike lanes. The…Continue

cyclist injured Prospect Rd 16-May-2013

Started by heather May 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Cyclist injured Thursday 16-May-2013 on Prospect Road, just north of Fitzroy Terrace. Around 9pm person noticed a bicycle under the wheels of a van and an ambulance in attendance. Do you have more…Continue

Improving cycling facilities in Prospect

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Sep 25, 2012. 4 Replies

Item 17.1 on the agenda for the Prospect Council meeting of Tuesday 25-Sep-2012 starting at 7.15pm. Enter council building from rear door off the western car park.SUBJECT: Bikedirect – City Wide4.1…Continue

Bicycle lanes on Churchill Road

Started by heather May 14, 2012. 0 Replies

Re: Installation of bicycle lanes on Churchill Road from Regency to Albert Street, Dudley Park Letter dated Apr-2012 from DPTI to property occupiers. Copy sent to BUG when requested in May-2012.The…Continue

Tags: State Black Spot Bicycle Lane Program, Churchill Road, bicycle lanes, Prospect

BUG newsletter every month

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Apr 3, 2012. 1 Reply

For BUG members not on the e-list, contact me to receive the free BUG News. Varied info -- get your first copy to find out for yourself. Heather, CoordinatorContinue

Signs to be remedied for cycling

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Mar 10, 2012. 9 Replies

Cycling hazard of conflicting signs. Outside Cibo, 124c Prospect Road. One sign states “bicycle lane 4.30pm to 6pm”. However, a second sign states “1 hour parking 9am to 5pm”. Parking permitted in a…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

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/$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. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-injured-by-wire-across-a-path

 

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. http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-killed-in-cras...

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? http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/events/prospect-bug-s-second-annive...

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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