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David Bowler replied to Michael Murray's discussion New bike lanes and other facilities
"In order to reach some bike light buttons, you need to illegally cross the stop line"
Mar 25
David Bowler replied to Paul Jorgensen's discussion A Metre Matters
"It may be a hard rule to enforce and not all drivers will take note of it, but most drivers try to obey the law even when they don't think they will get caught, so if it results in more drivers passing at a safe distance, then it is…"
Mar 20
David Bowler replied to Trevor Hill's discussion Bike Lane for Brighton Road
"Technically this is not a bike lane, on the other hand, it does appear that the Victorian anti-door legislation does apply.  That said as a cyclist you can't assume a passenger, particularly one from a taxi would know the local road rules…"
Mar 19
Graeme H replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"Depends how much you want to comment on the stories, I guess. Certainly not worth the privacy invasion. Personally, I don't even read the comments - I find them infuriating. "
Mar 16
heather replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"Graeme, to remain subscribed and permitted to publicly comment on Adelaide Now, I must now let them invade my privacy. No thanks."
Mar 16
Stig of The Dump replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"i installed an extension on my my browser called ghostery.. at the moment ive got about 9 sites that have been blocked from tracking me.   i didnt go much on the wording of the survey.. i voted for more bike lanes, but really id rather not be…"
Mar 15
Graeme H replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"Heather, if you want to view more than two stories per day, just substitute 'adelaidenow' in the url with 'news',…"
Mar 15
Jeremy Champion replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"Must admit I did not bother to read the comments posted to the article."
Mar 15
heather replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"I will not be responding to the survey. This year I signed on to make a pro-cycling comment. Since then had been emailed The Advertiser / Adelaide Now where entitled to view two stories. Last week received notice that in future they would be…"
Mar 15
Simpson replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"They should probably concern themselves more with getting car registration sorted before they go after bikes. I have reported a vehicle to police (and have heard others tell the same story) only to find that the police are powerless to act because…"
Mar 15
Martin Turner replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"Yeah...registration for everything. You should be registered if you drink short blacks or eat whole grain bread!!!"
Mar 15
Daniel J replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"i agree the survey was badly worded, cos yeah its the less than 1% that cause scares and hassles, but eventually the odds catch up, I was one of the not 80% with bike lanes, cos in simple fact most bike lanes are only a couple hours a day and…"
Mar 15
Michael Murray replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"And all the usual commenters have turned up.  We don't need bicycle lanes we need bicycle registration !"
Mar 15
Jeremy Champion replied to David Bowler's discussion Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll
"MORE than 56 per cent are “concerned’’ they’ll be in an accident when cycling ALMOST half say drivers are aggressive and impatient towards cyclists MORE than 66 per cent agree drivers pass too close and…"
Mar 15
David Bowler posted a discussion

Adelaidenow item on bicyce lanes with poll

There is an item currently on Adelaidenow  about how Bike SA survey supports greater separation of vehicles and bicycles by more bike lanes and bike paths…See More
Mar 14
Scott Davis replied to David Bowler's discussion Should some some cycling hours to be allowed to contribute towards a provisional drivers license
"My Dad would have turned 75 this year. He always said that he posted his application for a drivers licence, which was returned in the post, no test whatsoever. Some time later, they brought in different classes of vehicle, and a licence renewal form…"
Mar 4

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

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