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David Bowler
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The Sky did not fall!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jorgensen Oct 28. 9 Replies

Annoying cyclist survey

Started this discussion. Last reply by MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS) Jan 22. 16 Replies

How have any cyclists in Australia survived?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme H Nov 4, 2014. 19 Replies


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David Bowler replied to Equal2Lance's discussion Tasmania's leave a gap ad
"Enjoyable ad, although the distances of the overtaking vehicle are a bit out with the car and bike either side of the lane being shown as 1.5m apart, yet the road width would be at least 2m. "
Oct 29
David Bowler liked Equal2Lance's discussion Tasmania's leave a gap ad
Oct 29
David Bowler replied to Garrin Ross's discussion New Cycling Laws
"I note that one of the statements in the Victoria Walks link is "There is no legal basis on which speed limits on shared paths can be enforced in Australia.""
Oct 28
David Bowler replied to Michael Murray's discussion ABC report on opposition to new cycling laws
"I don't think Rob Brokenshire was against the general principle of the changes, but had some concerns on how they might impact on some of the more vulnerable footpath users."
Oct 28
David Bowler replied to Michael Murray's discussion ABC report on opposition to new cycling laws
"I have spoken earlier today to Dennis Hood from Family First and while they had some concerns from people such as the visually impaired, as the regulations are an all or nothing option, he advised that at this stage Family First would not be…"
Oct 28
Paul Jorgensen replied to David Bowler's discussion The Sky did not fall!
"I haven't noticed more cyclists on footpaths.  Pedestrians continue to walk blindly onto the road.   "
Oct 28
David Bowler replied to David Bowler's discussion The Sky did not fall!
"It seems to me that "We are going to undertake the consultation that the Weatherill Labor Government should have done" translates to "We are going to make provocative statements in the media and read the comments""
Oct 27
David Southern replied to David Bowler's discussion The Sky did not fall!
Oct 27
rossmg replied to David Bowler's discussion The Sky did not fall!
"In other news it has been noticed that dentists have been racking the big $ in - apparently due to broken crowns and such due to the gnashing of teeth by the anti-cycling brigade. The dental association, whilst happy for the extra income, requests…"
Oct 27
Gordon Byles replied to David Bowler's discussion The Sky did not fall!
"I don't know about struggling media outlets but in the Adelaide now Cory Wingard is quoted totally misrepresenting the changes to the regulations- “South Australians have expressed major concerns with cyclists being able to ride…"
Oct 27
Matt S replied to David Bowler's discussion The Sky did not fall!
"Are you suggesting Robert that all the articles are just click bait for advertising? That all the discussion is being actively encouraged just to push up the page views on struggling media outlets? I'm shattered that our proud defenders of…"
Oct 27
Robert Hill replied to David Bowler's discussion The Sky did not fall!
"Nope. Perhaps... perhaps the media has invented and exaggerated such claims in order to promote fear and hatred towards cyclists? Nah, that can't be it."
Oct 27
Matt S replied to David Bowler's discussion The Sky did not fall!
"I've been thinking about the sky falling and I'm not convinced the Acro props aren't still needed. Some people still haven't got over the 50kph speed limit in suburban areas. And we wont mention seat belts..."
Oct 27
David Bowler replied to Michael Murray's discussion ABC report on opposition to new cycling laws
"If you want proof why the 1m passing rule is required, you just need to listen to the comment from truck driver on channel 7 (at 36 seconds) "I'm not too happy about it, doesn't give us much room".  The fact that there…"
Oct 26
heather replied to David Bowler's discussion The Sky did not fall!
"ACT, QLD and TAS permitted riding on footpaths before SA. Has the sky fallen there?"
Oct 25
David Bowler posted a discussion

The Sky did not fall!

I have been scanning the media look for the reports of cyclists traveling at 60km/h along footpaths without a bell, killing and maiming the blind and elderly, but in spite of my best efforts, I cannot find any reports of these predicted events occurring in South Australia today. Nor indeed can I find any reports of the head on collisions resulting from drivers crossing the double white line to pass a cyclist. Maybe I am just not looking at the right sites.  What are other peoples experiences of…See More
Oct 25

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A couple of wins for cycling infrastructure

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 23:54 7 Comments

I am pleased to say that a couple of long standing issues for cyclists along my route to work have been addressed in the past couple of weeks:


Firstly, the "loading zone" outside Vale Park Primary School along Ascot Ave which had times conflicting with the bike lane has finally had the morning loading zone times removed.   On a good day, I can be doing 60km along this stretch, and so to have cars parked in the bike lane was not good, but until now the drivers had a defense.  …


When is a bike lane not a bike lane?

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 21:30 4 Comments

Ans. When it's an "Advisory Treatment".

Call me naive and gullible, but I always considered that when there was a painted line separating cars and bicycles with bicycles stencils painted at regular intervals along the bicycle side of the line, that this was a designated bicycle lane. Not so.

On my way home today, I stopped to take some photos of the road works on Walkerville Terrace and I guy form the Department of Transport in a suit (as opposed to the guys in orange… Continue

Adelaide Drinking Fountains

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 23:18 4 Comments

While many of us carry water when we go for a ride, not everyone does and sometimes they need a drink and sometime we run out and need to top up. Often all we want and need is clean fresh water, but it can sometimes it can be hard to find somewhere we can access it. To that end, I thought I would start a google map where people can plot drinking fountains/bubblers around the city which can be used by cyclists and other people in the community be able to easily find where they can get a drink of… Continue

Right of way for cyclists in relation to left turning vehciles.

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 0:11 10 Comments

Back in April I wrote to the Transport Minister regarding some concerns I had in relation to the lack of protection SA law provides to cyclists. I have finally received a response from the acting minister, Paul Holloway, and thought some of the information was worth sharing. My main concern was that my understanding of the law was that cyclists must give way to vehicles turning left in front of them even when in a bicycle lane. The Minister advised that under Rule 141 of the Australian Road… Continue

Challenge Tour Entries Open

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 16:58 4 Comments

I see entries for the 2011 Challenge Tour are now open. The route will be from Norwood to Strathabyn which is a little disappointing since we did Norwood this year and the Norwood council seems to be anti cycling actually ripping out bike lines while most progressive councils are adding in new ones. I would also have expected a bit more fan fair and an appearance by Media Mike to announce the route.

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At 21:23 on December 9, 2010, Dale V said…
Bike looks like what I'm after. I can offer you $120 for it. Let me know if you're interested.
At 13:09 on December 9, 2010, Dale V said…
Hi David, I was wondering, could you please send me a picture of your Scorpion? I may be interested in buying it.
At 20:09 on August 30, 2010, heather said…
Hi David. I emailed Walkerville Council re Walkerville Tce and got a reply which raised other cycling hazards. I have posted my second email to the council at discussion councils-need-reminding-of-cycling-facilities. It would be great if you also contact the council. If you want a copy my first email, and their reply with attached plan, please let me know. May help you in writing to council.
At 23:30 on April 5, 2009, Gus K said…
G'day. Thanks for joining. It's a small group at the moment but I reckon with the number of cyclists in Adelaide it should grow, It is totally non profit no motivating interests except love of bikes.


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