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Its time to stop sharing the road...!?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don (Who's lost?) Nairn Oct 20, 2013. 36 Replies

http://rebelmetropolis.org/its-time-to-stop-sharing-the-road/ Doesn't really apply to the 99% of road users i feel you and…Continue

Navigating the roundabout

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Palfrey Jun 4, 2012. 11 Replies

http://www.bikewise.com.au/2012/05/navigating-the-roundabout/#comment-51" People often ask us what's the best…Continue

 

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Don (Who's lost?) Nairn replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"A few years ago if "you drink and drive you are a bloody idiot" Perhaps som other sort of campain Using a car like a weapon  (or selfish @@@@) makes you a ???? (I struggle to come up with a strong negative description that would be…"
Oct 20, 2013
David Ellison replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"I haven't seen any...he mustn't ride where I ride ;)"
Oct 19, 2013
Scott Davis replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"There is one of those on Barnet and Para Roads near Gawler B-12 College (formerly Gawler High). Google Streetview photos predate the road modifications, so I can't point it out, but the northbound bike lane passes straight on to the left of the…"
Oct 18, 2013
Ian Smith replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"Well, I think that $25 plus shipping ($6) is ok for a t-shirt with an offensive logo.  MFB hell yeah!"
Oct 18, 2013
Ian Smith replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"Perhaps Colin Maher could provide some wholly appropriate and witty retort to your obviously outrageous request for some sub-standard unproven European infrastructure changes."
Oct 18, 2013
David Southern replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"A chicane like this (although this isn't at an intersection)?  (Wood St Unley Park, Google Street View.)A few days ago, I was going along there (so as to avoid KW Rd), and because of a long line (for Wood St) of cars coming towards me, I…"
Oct 18, 2013
Ken the Dane replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"I am not a road planner but only point out how it is working elsewhere, and I am sure there are many 'religions' within this profession. Here is an example of a smaller round about which is raised so it doubles as speed bump and surfaced…"
Oct 18, 2013
Mark H replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"Thanks for the link Ken. There are several great features. Although a single ideal design would be great - physically fitting a 44m diameter roundabout into an existing suburban backstreet isn't a workable solution. Do you have any other…"
Oct 18, 2013
Ken the Dane replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"I recommend reading this post for recommending new design for roundabouts. Let's not patch an unworkable solution that requires constant maintenance but adopt from the best. I know he is kiwi but he can't be all wrong. There is…"
Oct 18, 2013
Mark H replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"On face value not a bad compromise, unsure how motorists would interpret/act upon it. Here's one that confuses me - I ride it daily on my commute. Frome Rd and War Memorial Drive. Since the bike lane extends past the stop line it places a…"
Oct 18, 2013
Nick Lothian replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"Yep, that's clearly the best way to behave. I think this is one of those cases where paint on road actually might help. If the road from the end of the bike lane to the roundabout had some of the green paint & bike symbols they put at main…"
Oct 18, 2013
Simon Lownsborough replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"Thought about this a bit havn't you. Chuckle. And I agree. My take is too often we take the easy option - harsher punishments. And really they don't actually work that well. I too believe education is the key. More bike education in…"
Oct 18, 2013
Simon Lownsborough replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"Well said James. It's hard to do, to keep your cool. God knows I havn't. But the more you ride i think the better you get at it. Let the idiot motorist know 'they done wrong'. But then move on. Becoming a sweaty,…"
Oct 18, 2013
wujim replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"Next thing you're going to try and tell me is that french fries aren't french..."
Oct 18, 2013
Ken the Dane replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"Correct. And 'Danishes' is not called Danishes in Denmark. Instead they are called 'Vienna bread' because the first to bring them to the county came from.... you guessed it...Vienna Christmas trees came from Germany and bicycle…"
Oct 18, 2013
heather replied to Doddsy's discussion Its time to stop sharing the road...!?
"Adam & James: I think cyclist safety is a multi-factor thing, and fining negligent drivers who hit cyclists should be part of it. To encourage safety for vehicle occupants, govt tries many things including seatbelts, speed radar,…"
Oct 18, 2013

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Single speed at work, weekend roadie, track, singlespeed mtb rider.
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At 20:22 on August 2, 2012, Lucas Pittaway said…

Thanks Doddsy,

Mail Call is the company I've talked to and plan on meeting with next week. Luckily the bike in the photo is no longer with me, I have changed my daily ride to a practical SS for the work. I do plan on taking on the job as a short term source of cash and also for a bit of fun but if I like it and the pay works out then I'll continue until something better comes up.

Thanks for your advice and wish me luck.

Cheers, Lucas

At 22:42 on June 18, 2012, heather said…

it does show a 5.6% increase in motor vehicle use for the period after Mhl's were introduced.
I cannot read the table. Need to consider other factors, like more women in the work force and women's wages increasing, therefore more women buying cars and driving, than catching public transport.

At 18:12 on October 28, 2011, heather said…

back in adl last sunday and not going on to sydney. realised would be off my bike for a few weeks but also unable to carry backpack while sightseeing. saw my gp which prompted 7 medical appts this week. mullumbimby nsw hospital missed that i have a hand fracture and broken arm. actually a broken shoulder which doctor said is the worst type of fracture. later there will be 3 months of extensive physio. doctor questioned if i could afford it. can you enquire about nsw councils and any liability for injuries caused by poor road maintenance. i know that in sa authorities have attempted to limit any liability via statute law.

At 22:25 on September 9, 2009, Lars Uellendahl said…
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At 13:39 on September 9, 2009, Gus K said…
G'day and welcome to AC.

It's really great to see some single speed riders joining up. This site is really more about 'urban riding' (although there are a few roadies and MTB riders as well). I think there are some genuinely interested riders who want to know more about riding and building fixed - like me!

I/we hope you get something from the site and you can contribute with some posts or by adding some pictures or videos (you can add interesting YouTube clips easily). You can also join, or create your own, subgroups.

Thanks for answering the sign up questions. The beer one is simply about filtering out the non-Adelaide people (spammers).

In the next little while we are planning on a meet up or swap meet of some kind.

Welcome again!

Cheers
Angus
 
 
 

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