David Bowler
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Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Maher Sep 4. 99 Replies

Turning bus hazard on Frome st bikeway

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Bowler Jul 13. 5 Replies

Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme H Mar 16. 11 Replies

 

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David Bowler replied to Simpson's discussion Mirror essential when getting squeezed off road
"Thanks for putting this up.  What it shows most clearly is why disappearing bike lanes are so dangerous.  It may only be a painted line, but in moving traffic, unless they are turning motorists rarely enter the bike lane even the large…"
12 hours ago
David Bowler liked Bicycle SA's discussion Coast to Coast is back 2015
12 hours ago
David Bowler replied to James's discussion I'm on the citizen's jury on cycling safety - and I need your help
"Ken that is probably a better solution, but maybe for the purposes of the exercise, they should all be required to ride into the  Jury on one day and report their findings (ride to work day might be good if the jury is sitting then)"
Oct 6
David Bowler replied to James's discussion I'm on the citizen's jury on cycling safety - and I need your help
"I think all members of the jury who are physically capable of riding should do a group ride on the road taking in some key good and bad examples of infrastructure.  Anyone who objects to doing such a ride, should give reasons, and those reasons…"
Oct 5
David Bowler replied to James's discussion I'm on the citizen's jury on cycling safety - and I need your help
"Actually if it's nicer weather I tend to ride the whole 13km from home.  It is in the crappy weather I drive to within a couple of km of city and ride the last few km to avoid parking and the worst of the traffic"
Oct 5
David Bowler liked James's discussion I'm on the citizen's jury on cycling safety - and I need your help
Oct 5
Colin Maher replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"YourSAy has a website where you can leave a comment on the blog or download a submission form http://yoursay.sa.gov.au/yoursay/cycling-citizens-jury ;"
Sep 4
Andrew K replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"I think the key is that if you do argue, don't bother arguing all the little points, splitting hairs. Just be concise, stick to the main points and show a human side to whatever you write."
Aug 28
heather replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"The Advertiser, Tue 26-Aug-2014, page 4. Attributes data to Department of Transport, although has long been known as DPTI. In Greater Adelaide area during 2013: -- 911 collisions involving cyclists -- 3 cyclists killed -- 46 collisions caused…"
Aug 27
heather replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"Ross, you probably recall an AC discussion this year where Austroads finally admitted that Australian-design roundabouts tend to be hazardous for cyclists. That VicRoads / Melbourne is considering modifying some roundabouts, but did not state which…"
Aug 27
heather replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"And how dare pedestrians walk on footpaths without displaying a registration number to prove to some drivers that the pedestrians have paid for the privilege of footpaths. That is, the drivers who erroneously believe that their vehicle registration…"
Aug 27
Ian S replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"or under it or beside it.  I don't care which way you cross busy roads, just not through it."
Aug 27
Ian S replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"There will be a lot of discussion on this topic at BISA very soon.  BikeSA was originally set up as a touring cyclists organisation.  BikeSA has, with Christian Haag, started marketing themselves as advocacy.  Feel free to come along…"
Aug 27
Michael Wetherley replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"OVER IT!"
Aug 27
Dave M replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"That study from Vancouver could be a good one to refer to in a submission to the citizens' jury program, which can be sent to DPCBetterTogether@DPC.sa.gov.au"
Aug 27
Paul Jorgensen replied to David Bowler's discussion Latest AdelaideNow motorists v cyclists
"Interesting article about Perth and Vancouver. Vancouver - "A follow-up study has shown that traffic times are virtually the same, cycle trips are way up, collisions have dropped 18 per cent and businesses have suffered very little," Perth…"
Aug 27

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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.

Cheers
gusk
At 22:30 on April 5, 2009, Paul Hamon said…
hello.
 
 
 

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