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Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Murray on Tuesday. 8 Replies

The Sky did not fall!

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Michael Murray replied to David Bowler's discussion Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow
"So the only signage I could see this morning is all facing north so you see it only when cycling south up hill.  It just indicates a separated with with pedestrians on the left and cyclists on the right. No arrows to indicate cyclists only in…"
Tuesday
Dave M replied to David Bowler's discussion Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow
"That's what I would do if I was using that for a distance short enough that it was more practical than riding on the road and taking the lane - including riding at reduced speed as appropriate for such a busy space. "
Tuesday
Dave M replied to David Bowler's discussion Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow
"That advisory sign notwithstanding, it is always the cyclist's role to prevent a bike-pedestrian collision - even when the pedestrian should have given way. There is no concept of 'right of way' in Australian traffic law, only…"
Tuesday
David Bowler replied to David Bowler's discussion Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow
"So it would appear that the legal and best option is to cycle on the bike path against the arrows, which is what I do, taking care to keep right over to the left if there is any oncoming bikes. "
Tuesday
David Bowler replied to David Bowler's discussion Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow
"While cyclists should always take due care around pedestrians, the sign on the traffic lights at the Frome Rd, Victoria drv intersection actually says "Pedestrians give way to cyclists and do not stand on bicycle path". "
Tuesday
Dave M replied to David Bowler's discussion Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow
"I've been google mapping myself since I replied. It appears to be a separated footpath, but not a one-way system. I would suggest the arrows are there to clarify that the normal rule of keeping left for cyclists headed south doesn't apply,…"
Tuesday
Michael Murray replied to David Bowler's discussion Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow
"I thought there was a sign at the top on the RAH side of the North Terrace / Frome junction saying cyclists can't go on the footpath as Dave M is suggesting.  I'll try and find it on google maps."
Tuesday
Dave M replied to David Bowler's discussion Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow
"That's a separated footpath, not a regular footpath, and so is subject to Rule 249: "
Tuesday
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Frome Rd offroad bike path - going against the flow

If you are on your bike on the east side of Frome Rd somewhere along the stretch opposite the University of Adelaide and you want to head north for a hundred meters without having to cross Frome Rd twice, you have 2 options. There is the bike lane with arrows pointing in the opposite direction. I don't think the arrows have any legal standing, but obviously they are there to indicate the direction cyclists are expected to travel. The second option is to ride on the footpath now that we legally…See More
Tuesday
David Bowler replied to Michael Murray's discussion Operation Safe Cycling
"403 cyclists not wearing helmets verses 78 vehicles being parked in bike lanes.  I don't know about you, but 5 cyclists not wearing helmet for every car parked in a bike lane is not my experience. On the contrary I would say the reverse…"
Tuesday
Simlin replied to David Bowler's discussion Sudholz and North East Rd Instesection Upgrade - The Verdict
"Yes, most of the bikelanes around the inner suburbs are only bikelanes for, on average, an hour and a half during the "peak" period, so usually inbound in the morning and outbound in the afternoon. Around the areas (eastern/north eastern…"
Jan 21
Maps replied to David Bowler's discussion Sudholz and North East Rd Instesection Upgrade - The Verdict
"On the whole I quite like it because the traffic flows better meaning I am less likely to be stopped.   But, and it's a big but... the stupid vestigial bike lane in the bottom picture has caused angst. I won't use it as there is…"
Jan 20
Gary Aberg liked David Bowler's discussion Sudholz and North East Rd Instesection Upgrade - The Verdict
Jan 16
Scott Davis replied to David Bowler's discussion Sudholz and North East Rd Instesection Upgrade - The Verdict
"Does "bike lane isn't active" mean that these shiny new bike lanes are only bike lanes sometimes? I live in the outer northern suburbs and very rarely find an "occasional" bike lane around here. Any road lucky enough to have…"
Jan 16
Tim B (the running man) replied to David Bowler's discussion Sudholz and North East Rd Instesection Upgrade - The Verdict
"I work at Tea Tree Gully and ride once a week from Broadview and will NEVER ride on NE Road, I take a longer route following Linear Park and the O-Bahn. The traffic on NE Road is pretty hectic and for me the bike lane isn't active so my sense…"
Jan 16
David Bowler replied to David Bowler's discussion Sudholz and North East Rd Instesection Upgrade - The Verdict
"By all accounts, the expensive part is correct, but to spend that much money and end up reeks of  government incompetence.  A more functional solution would have been to just put in standard bike lanes along entire works in all directions,…"
Jan 15

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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.  …

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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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