North Terrace Precinct BUG


North Terrace Precinct BUG

NTPBUG represents cyclists who work, study and visit institutions along North Terrace in the vicinity of The University of Adelaide. Join the NTPBUG, active transport for smart movers and help more riders to cycle more often.

Location: Adelaide
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Mar 3

Objectives of the North Terrace Precinct Bicycle User Group

1) Lobby for improvements to cycling facilities and improved cycle access with connectivity to cycle ways across Adelaide to the North Terrace Precinct.
2) Represent cyclists who work, study and visit institutions along North Terrace and work with institutions and organisations seeking to improve cycling facilities.
3) Undertake or facilitate research into cycling.
4) Provide a point of contact for new cyclists, facilitate events which encourage cycling and foster social networks between cyclists.
5) Foster cycling as part of a healthy, socially just and environmentally sustainable transport culture in Adelaide.

Discussion Forum

Bicycle theft stats March 2015

Started by David Ladd. Last reply by heather Mar 3. 1 Reply

forwarding news from other BUGSUni security have been out placing' lock reminder' tags on flimsy bike locks, Cheers, DavidNews for Adelaide and Prospect BUGsIssue 60 March 2015…Continue

Frome Road bikeway now taking away car space

Started by David Ladd Apr 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello NT BUG, I thought to make sure you are well versed with the Frome Road bike lane project. I expect many of you are users or potential users of this bike route. I invite you to take the short…Continue

2014 hotting up on cycling around Uni Precinct

Started by David Ladd Jan 16, 2014. 0 Replies

The no cycling signs outside Uni look a bit unfriendly - but it is all for the good of the big TDU event. Get your University cyclist friends to join NTPBUG here. Also get on board for Tour de Work…Continue

Travel to Uni - Focus group findings

Started by David Ladd Dec 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Travel to University – Focus Groups – Summary Report / CyclistsOne of the guiding principles of the University’s Sustainability Plan is to ensure alternative, more sustainable transport options are…Continue

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Comment by heather on April 12, 2013 at 19:26

To decrease bike theft at the uni, install enough secure bike storage. A link to buy and/or install bike cages and sheds.

Comment by heather on March 12, 2013 at 20:19

Street Watch - bicycles stolen
Published in the City North Messenger of Wednesday 13-Mar-2013 on page 6.

Adelaide. Two men stole two bicycles from Adelaide University on Tuesday 26-Feb-2013. They used bolt cutters to cut chains and took the bikes from racks outside the engineering and maths building, about 10.55am. The men were captured by security cameras as several people walked within metres of them, unaware of what they were doing.
They were both wearing shorts, striped T-shirts, hats and sunglasses.

Comment by David Ladd on December 7, 2012 at 12:38

Indeed the squeeze on bike parking spaces and poor quality of some of the parking is well known by cyclists on the Adelaide University Precinct. Hopefully more leverage is being applied to make sure the planners understand the importance of good quality & plentiful bicycle parking on the University campus.

A number of BUG members have supplied feedback to NTEU (National Tertiary Education Union SA about sustainable transport generally and particularly about the lack of bicycle parking and absence of any planning in this direction. In this week’s NTEU log of claims, which is a step in the right direction, we have the following-


a) That the Agreement provide for a limit on parking costs for cars, motorbikes and other motor vehicles which restores the principles of cost recovery and increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).


b) That parking for bicycles is provided free to staff.


c) That, by July 2014, the University build new bicycle Storage cages, including four at North Terrace campus precinct and one at Waite campus.


d) That the University engage an agreed consultant to develop a Sustainable Transport Plan for the University of Adelaide.


Also -

Expanded options and benefits to be salary sacrificed, including the option to salary sacrifice the cost of Public Transport Tickets.


DL – I think that expanded options for salary benefits should include cost of bicycles & maintenance. Why should only car drivers be offered the salary sacrifice benefit for motor vehicle lease?  Staff using private vehicles maybe issued with a University of Adelaide Car Parking permit and who are eligible to have fortnightly deductions can salary sacrifice their fees. I thought that the University was encouraging Green transport!


Regards, David

Comment by David Ladd on July 18, 2012 at 0:36

James Cook University has turned the abandoned bike problem into a positive.

Why so hard for Adelaide?

Workplace profile from Ride to Work website

 ‘With a regular yearly turnover of students, JCU BUG collect over 70 abandoned bicycles from around the university’s colleges and through their efforts and the BUG's on-campus workshop, they returned 20 of bicycles to students for their use.’

Comment by heather on April 30, 2012 at 19:44

White Apollo men's racing bike stolen from North Terrace on Thursday 19-Apr-2012 between 9am and 2pm.

Comment by David Ladd on April 27, 2012 at 12:56

Note to ACC consultation on bike lanes sub for Apr 27/2012

Pulteney St is a main feeder road for cyclists entering from the South to the Adelaide University Precinct.  Considerations for direct access from bike lanes on Pulteney and entry in to the University without causing pedestrian conflicts must be considered more carefully. I would like to have figures, but expect that hundreds of cyclists enter the University here and disperse along the footpath to pick up popular access paths inside the campus that lead to bike parking areas. ACC and Uni Campus services should have a close alliance when Campus bicycle parking facilities are planned. NTPBUG is constantly lobbying the University to have a coordinated bike parking plan that also takes account of connectivity to the campus.


Frome road path is a great asset – however  it may as well be officially two way as cyclists do go up and down it!  The path leads South to somewhat nowhere because there is no bike lane on North Terrace to turn in to. Continuing South on From there is no bike lane and bikes are squeezed hard against traffic and have to contend with hazards such as vehicles nosing out of the car park station. Maybe we can do something radical and realign that section of Frome, squeeze the car space down, remove parking on the West side between North Tce and Rundle and make bike lane space. Perhaps look at extending Frome road bike path as a both way directional path along East side of Frome to at least Rundle St.


I don’t think you asked about Victoria Drive? However I would like to comment that bike lanes here would be a great benefit. Matched with this, importantly we need direct and encouraged access to the River path from Kintore Ave and some other points. I would not underestimate the value of the Torrens trail as a commuter path and the number of cyclists that use it to gain access to the University precinct.


Thanks, David Ladd

Comment by heather on August 17, 2011 at 12:35

Mark, I have discussed this with ACC. There is no room for bicycle lanes where the tram lines have been installed. There are plans to extend the tram lines further along North Terrace, so this does not help. Also no room for bicycles lanes on King William Street now there are tram tracks. About 1995 in the first ACC bike plan, document noted that there were enough cycling incidents on these two roads alone to apply for Black Spot Funding. Recently a cyclist relayed that there had been more recent plans for bicycle lanes here, that were quietly dropped when the push for tram line extensions. Not made public that it was a choice of tram lines or bicycle lanes, the latter being on the drawing board much longer. This info was not made publicI posted this info a while ago on Adelaide BUG. An invite to also join Adelaide BUG.

Comment by MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS) on August 17, 2011 at 9:36

I would love to see bike lanes on North Terrace!

Comment by heather on August 17, 2011 at 0:23

David, I have made a quick submission. Posted on AC hub and emailed copy to BISA.

Comment by David Ladd on August 16, 2011 at 23:50

Many NTPBUG riders would use the Torrens Linear Park pathways and may wish to add comments to the planning proposal. See

Feedback to by commenting on BISA group page


via email or within the feedback form (link below) to by Wednesday 24 August to allow time for all feedback to be consolidated prior to the 31 August closing date.


The feedback form can be downloaded at


David Ladd

My comment is in respect to cycling in Eastern Linear Park apart from the other high values of this environmental asset. While I see that the Park serves a wonderful purpose for recreational cycling it is also of primary importance to cyclist commuters. Many cyclists use the path for their commute even if the ride to work or shopping is longer because the environment (trees /shade / riding fun factor is often far better than wrestling with vehicular traffic on the road network. Especially in the East of Adelaide there is a lack of green corridor for this kind of travel. BISA is very keen to promote a ‘greenway network’. The Park authority should note bicycle data from the yearly National Super Tuesday count each March. At my count site by the new Zoo Bridge I counted 267 cyclist movements between 7 am and 9 am. The greatest percentage of riders would have been commuting.

As it happened on a wet morning today I needed to commute to the City to work from Holden Hill, otherwise I usually cycle in from Prospect in the North. Having earlier cursed at the slow traffic on Regency Road on my way East in the car with bike on the carrier it was a relief to cycle back down the path to the City. It was wet but magic unimpeded riding to work in just over 30 minutes. Sometimes there is little distinction between a purposeful commuter with a determined cadence and some recreational users who pedal with similar determination for recreation & fitness. The point here is that the rider intention is different but from the onlooker, other cyclist pedestrian etc. the cyclist mode of activity amounts to the same use of the space. I would support any safety improvements to the path. In particular note on this wet day one of our NTPBUG cyclists came to grief on the slippery wooden low bridge below the Hackney Caravan Park today. Thanks, David Ladd


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