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David Bowler replied to David Bowler's discussion Turning bus harard on Frome st bikeway
"I have contacted Adelaide Metro via the link provided thanks Heather."
Jul 13
MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS) replied to David Bowler's discussion Turning bus harard on Frome st bikeway
"I have personally spoken to the Lord Mayor about this!"
Jul 12
heather replied to David Bowler's discussion Turning bus harard on Frome st bikeway
"David, if you have bus details, report the driver to via Adelaide Metro customer feedback form at http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Contact-Us Even if you don't have the bus details, could ask for all bus drivers to be reminded of the road rules.…"
Jul 12
David Bowler replied to heather's discussion Transport Minister - bus lanes and cycling
"Probably when they start policing bicycle lanes."
Jul 12
David Bowler replied to David Bowler's discussion Turning bus harard on Frome st bikeway
"The lights had been green for a while and so I entered the intersection at normal cruising speed.  I was probably in line with about about half way along the bus when it entered the intersection..  I did not notice whether it had it's…"
Jul 12
rossmg replied to David Bowler's discussion Turning bus harard on Frome st bikeway
"That sounds scary - what was the timing? Green light change, your position, bus position, etc... Hard to comment without some info.."
Jul 12
David Bowler posted a discussion

Turning bus harard on Frome st bikeway

Heading South along the Frome St Bikeway this evening, I had a green light and went to proceed through an intersection when a bus turns across my path an nearly takes me out. I don't know if this is common practice for regular users of the bikeway because if it is, it will only be a matter of time before a cyclist is taken out. Maybe it would help if there were signs at intersections along the bikeway reminding motorists to give way to cyclists when turning left.
Jul 12
David Bowler replied to hozozco's discussion Cyclist Threatened in Adelaide (09/07/2014)
"This is shocking.  I hope the guy ends up behind bars before he harms anyone else"
Jul 9
David Bowler replied to Tim Loft's discussion Has anyone heard anything about the new TDU stages for 2015
"Maybe if they want to reduce the congestion at Mt Barker, they should make the return coach transfers less expensive to encourage more riders to use them"
Jul 7
David Bowler replied to Tim Loft's discussion Has anyone heard anything about the new TDU stages for 2015
"Of course the one way freeway would normally be going the other way on a weekday morning.  Then again people using that route probably should be used to disruptions closing the expressway."
Jul 6
David Bowler replied to Tim Loft's discussion Has anyone heard anything about the new TDU stages for 2015
"Overall not bad, although I think it will be a challenge with more up than down.  I like it when they come up with different and interesting routes that have not been covered before.  I am also glad they still have it on the Friday before…"
Jul 6
David Bowler replied to Nick Lothian's discussion Why "Share the road" is Gone in Delaware
"Many Adelaide motorists have trouble sharing the road with other motorists let alone cyclists"
Jun 19
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Bicycle Blackspot Eradication

The aim of this group is to build upon previously published information on cycling blackspots, to try and get as many Adelaide cyclists as possible to have an input on what the worst blackspots for them is and suggest how to fix it.
Jun 14
David Bowler replied to Greg Hyde's discussion Frome Street Bikeway. What do you think?
"I fear that the next phase may never happen, given the opposition to what has already been done.  I think as an interim measure they should at least put in place a clearway between Pirie and North Terrace to encourage as much usage as possible…"
Jun 5
David Bowler replied to Greg Hyde's discussion Frome Street Bikeway. What do you think?
"Given one of the pet hates of many cyclists is disappearing bike lanes, particularly those that dump you in a hazardous situation, the current implementation of the bikeway gets a big fail.  Having had the opportunity to ride along Frome Rd a…"
Jun 4
David Bowler replied to Nick Lothian's discussion Strava to sell data to urban planners
"Interesting to note that the heat map shows significantly more usage of the stretch of Frome rd without the new bikeway that that where the bikeway now is.  I expect most of the data is from before the bikeway was put in place, but it would be…"
Jun 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.

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

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