Now I know what the new posts are for. Cycle route signs being added for North Parkland through to and across Regency Road. Is this all we get for the Braund Boulevard planned to roll out a year ago.…Continue
"Daniel, local residents were tired of the excess vehicle speeds, volumes and crashes on Braund Rd. Also unpleasant attending to crash victims until ambulances arrived, and cleaning up after property damage to fences and buildings. A majority of…"
"Today I rode the length of Braund Rd to check the new signs. Installation is varied, e.g. stobie pole, new dedicated post, single signs, and 'back-to-back' signs when half of the signs on the 'wrong' side of the road. I found one…"
"Signs are a fantastic step in the right direction. Where they are done reasonably well (e.g. Unley) it makes getting around the suburb by bike that much more painless and smooth.
Fingers crossed that some of the safety works start soon too!…"
"On Monday 17-Jul-2017 new signs installed on Braund Bikeway.
Happy to report that did not re-use the posts on the intersection corners, where the previous large signs hindered vision at the intersections. Perhaps authorities took notice of Prospect…"
The Bicycle Institute of SA hosts Adelaidecyclists. It will be having its AGM this Thursday.We always have a guest speaker before the formal AGM, and this year it will be David Pisoni MLA, the Liberal’s Shadow Minister for Transport and MP for Unley. David’s appointment as Shadow Minister for Transport was a breath of fresh air. Although we do not agree on some matters, we have been impressed with his willingness to consult and take on board some of our ideas.The most recent redistribution…See More
"Prospect Council has answered regarding the removal of bicycleroute signage at the location of Braund Road and Devonport Terrace, Prospect.
'The signs have temporarily been removed while Council fix some technical issues. These technicalissues…"
"Yep - will take picture and have a look when i get a chance. It would be best to do when cyclists are present. I did note cyclists and pedestrians having trouble crossing there during my time observing bike count for Adelaide City Council recently."
"Peter, you picked my typo. Yes, southern end of Braund Rd. Between Fitzroy Tce and Barton Tce it is Jeffcott Rd. Further south it becomes Jeffcott St with bicycle lanes.
In 2015, as coordinator of Adelaide & Prospect BUGs, I forwarded a…"
"I assume you meant the southern end of Braund Rd, not the northern. :)
Maybe the new path is not complete? It would be really good if the sealed shared path continued alongside Jeffcott Street, all the way from, Fitzroy Tce to Barton Tce. Looking at…"
"Jilden, the local cyclists and pedestrians tend not to use that east-west shared path, when travelling south to the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, O'Connell St or CBD.
Look at a map to visualise this scenario. Get to the northern end of Braund Rd…"
"When I was there yesterday a brand new shared path on the southern side of Fitzroy Tce seemed to take cyclists towards the swim centre from the Prospect Rd lights. I didn't follow it but will at some other time."
"Jilden, can ride west, then south to cross Fitzroy Tce, to Jeffcott Rd where the kerbside lanes are too narrow for safe cycling. Need a safe crossing to access the shared path through the parklands, as well as the Adelaide Aquatic Centre."
David, today learnt that plain clothes police patrolling bikes cos many thefts. Frequent complaints from cyclists in your locale who cannot get place in secure bike cage. Even complaints that the newer racks hard to use (and do not meet Austroads or Australian Standards for secure locking). The one-off cage designs have been too expensive for the uni. A while back I gave you info from Bicycle Network Victoria on what might be flat-pack cages. Now is the time for you to follow this up with potential success. A roof would satisfy some who like to keep their bike out of the rain and sun. Marc who told me the news said that some areas where if locking gates with swipe cards installed, this would make bikes more secure. Another approach that is used by ACC for its staff at 25 Pirie. Includes a roof supported by 4 poles. Reminiscent of bus shelters -- not surprising because made by Adshell. Marc said that roof would be too expensive for this or cage, so be prepared to back down on roof request.
Yesterday I encouraged someone to Ride2Work and the free breakfast in Victoria Square. The tempter for the first 1,000 is a coffee voucher to use immediately. There will be some stalls there for paying customers of coffee, smoothies mixed on a bicycle, and the Veggie Velo cart pulled by a bike.