Look For Cyclists

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Look For Cyclists

Seek decrease in cycling incidents. Collect data to lobby authorities. Remind drivers that cyclists are people, and to look.

Please add your experiences to these topics:
1. Collision
2. Cyclist vs Object
3. Cyclist Assaulted or Object Thrown
4. Near Miss

Location: Adelaide SA
Members: 65
Latest Activity: on Thursday

When choosing the name of Look For Cyclists, I thought of a road safety slogan, and also the common drivers’ excuse “I didn’t see you”. Authorities could improve the safety of vulnerable road users with Strict Liability legislation. When negligent driving near cyclists brings negative consequences, then more drivers will remember to Look For Cyclists.

Is this the bike we need to get drivers to Look For Cyclists?

Discussion Forum

Collision

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Oct 8. 81 Replies

After the intro, some pertinent links to AC discussions, but not all links. Please add your experiences.Please report your bicycle-vehicle collisions to police, even if your injuries appear minor:--…Continue

Near Miss

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Sep 2. 31 Replies

As cyclists we experience many near misses. Almost consider it normal SA driving. When I commuted every weekday into the CBD, I experienced up to 4 near misses per day.SAPOL Traffic Watch . . .…Continue

Lobbying

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Mar 23. 15 Replies

Cycling advocacy can take many forms. Pick what suits you.1. Receive the free monthly BUG News to keep informed. 2. Report cycling hazards. 3. Ask for illegal parking in bicycle lanes to be ticketed.…Continue

Cyclist Assaulted or Object Thrown

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Dec 27, 2013. 11 Replies

Below some pertinent links to AC discussions, but not all links. Please add your experiences.Continue

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Comment by heather on March 23, 2014 at 13:54

The Amy Gillett Foundation petition for minimum overtaking distance.
Please print the petition, get signatures and post to MP’s address at bottom by 30-Apr-2014.
http://www.amygillett.org.au/assets/Petition-Minimum-overtaking-dis...
http://www.amygillett.org.au/ametrematterspetition

Comment by Frank on May 23, 2013 at 17:31

I ride past this every night and I have always wondered what crazy person planned it out, obviously the contractor or the planner is not a cyclist or they would have used some common sense.

Comment by William Cooper on November 28, 2012 at 12:52

I wonder what went wrong with the plans for this bicycle lane?  I gues it was not in the original plan and was later added on and they missed such a big detail

Comment by heather on May 15, 2012 at 22:19

And when a left turning cyclist keeps to the left, drivers will (continue to) complain that cyclists do not ride in bicycle lanes.

Comment by David Bowler on May 15, 2012 at 22:02

But if you are turning left, you can't ride in the bicycle lane even though you are supposed to ride in one where it exists.

Comment by heather on May 15, 2012 at 21:14

I accept that this was the original plan, unfortunately.

Bob Cumming who presented study 'A bicycle friendly roundabout: Designing to direct cyclists to ride where drivers look' recommends a merge area 50 metres before the roundabout. So I would try to claim the lane well before the bicycle lane ends.

Comment by Tim B (the running man) on May 15, 2012 at 19:38

Not much of a solution, I can't imagine this was on the original plan

Comment by heather on May 15, 2012 at 7:54

David, note that a painting contractor error that will be rectified. Says something that the contractor did not query his interpretation that the bicycle lane was to end abruptly.

Another example was where Kintore Avenue met Victoria Drive. A concrete protuberance that might not be seen at night, and when coming downhill. I contacted ACC and eventually remedied.

Comment by David Bowler on May 15, 2012 at 1:01

I have often complained about bike lanes which come to an abrupt halt, but I think this one has to take the cake

Comment by heather on May 15, 2012 at 0:09

J the B, today at 9pm I emailed the DPTI project manager and have already received a positive response.

"Thanks for the email - I was made aware of the error this late this afternoon and have instructed our painting contractor to correct this asap. There was an error in application in the line marking which differed from what the design is for this roundabout.

Appreciate you taking the time to let me know and will get this corrected as a matter of priority.

Thank you once again."

 

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