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April Fools day at Mount Gambier

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike W Apr 1. 4 Replies

An example of the level of intelligence of cycling critics.…Continue

$50k in parking fines in four months.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike W Feb 4. 2 Replies

Local messenger has an article regarding how the Holdfast Bay Council has issued over $50,000 worth of fines since the bike lanes on Brighton Rd were commissioned. Read the signs kiddies.Local…Continue

Brighton Road Bike Lanes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike W Oct 18, 2014. 10 Replies

The new Brighton Road bike lanes have been painted and today I noticed some of the new signs were being erected advising that the lanes were active between 4pm and 7pm heading south.Hopefully this…Continue

Surprise for loudmouth motorist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Troy Jan 10, 2014. 18 Replies

If only some of the cycling critics realised just who some of their perceived lycra enemies may be.In the the case of this clown he may think twice from now on (love these events).…Continue

 

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"Yes, that was the case Robert but she sucked a few in along the way :)"
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Mike W replied to Karen Henley's discussion Beach track - Outer Habour to Glenelg and beyond
"The council have stuffed up on this, they should have made it a requirement that Minda back off on their stubborn attitude towards a path along the beach side "on their property" when the were given approval for their large development on…"
Feb 4
Mike W replied to Mike W's discussion $50k in parking fines in four months.
"I agree Gus, coffee shops etc with cyclists and others can turn seemingly barren roads into a more cosmopolitan liveable and browsing environment. In SA especially we seem to be having difficulty getting past the "this is how we have always…"
Feb 4
Gus K replied to Mike W's discussion $50k in parking fines in four months.
"It's well documented from examples around the world that slow moving traffic and bicycles help business because people are taking the time to see them. For a cafe it makes for a nicer place to sit outside. The debacle over the slippery road…"
Feb 4
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$50k in parking fines in four months.

Local messenger has an article regarding how the Holdfast Bay Council has issued over $50,000 worth of fines since the bike lanes on Brighton Rd were commissioned. Read the signs kiddies.Local traders are saying that it is hurting their business, obviously their patrons are not aware of the offroad carparks (ironic that the loudest complaints are from a cake shop !) This reminds me of years ago when they closed what is now Rundle Mall to traffic, the sky was going to fall in and they were all…See More
Feb 4
Mike W replied to Ben Nicol's discussion Stolen Focus Izalco found
"Get in touch with Noel at Bikestation, he knows where all his Focus bikes should be."
Feb 4
Mike W replied to Michael Murray's discussion ACC mayoral candidates opinions on the Frome St bike lane
"And bikes are actually considered to be part of the traffic in Zurich, not a nuisance. Completely different public attitude. Love that city "
Oct 25, 2014
Mike W replied to Michael Murray's discussion ACC mayoral candidates opinions on the Frome St bike lane
"Just saw this on FB, guess we know what they want. "
Oct 25, 2014
Mike W replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"Brighton Rd probably has more off road car parks than most roads, unfortunately there is still this carry over mindset that main roads are also car parks. We are way behind the rest of the world on that idea.This link will show example pics in a…"
Oct 18, 2014

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What bikes do you ride?
Giant Defy
Giant TCR Composite 1
When do you ride?
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At 18:18 on August 23, 2013, Lee-Anne said…

I Mike I got this response from the council (via my contact) today:

Hi,
These main roads are owned & maintained by DPTI. Any requests for sweeping should be passed onto them. I can tell you that DPTI only sweep if requested. They are not big on proactive work. We the COHB do sweep these roads but do not want to take on the responsibility of DPTI infrastructure & maintenance. Thanks

Regards David

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next avenue I guess - good luck with this  :)

At 9:34 on August 20, 2013, Lee-Anne said…

Hi Mike W. I have passed on your comment  to my contact at  Holdfast bay Council, who has in turn passed it on to the correct person in council.

Lee-Anne

At 12:35 on August 18, 2013, Ride-a-Bike Right said…

Hi Mike W,

Thanks for your comment on the event at Holdfast Bay.If you would like to suggest to the council where they could improve their street cleaning here is the link for their website form.

I shall pass it to my contacts as well.

At 20:46 on June 18, 2012, heather said…

Hi Mike, would you comment on my draft letter at
http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/bike-parking-at-adelaide

At 15:21 on January 6, 2012, heather said…

Mike, can you take photos of the hazards you mention: abrupt bicycle lane end; worn bicycle path; etc. These will assist my report to the authority. Will sign it Coordinator of Adelaide BUG

At 23:42 on January 4, 2012, heather said…

Mike, I might contact the authority, if I can copy your picture and send that.

As I understand the situation, it is a bicycle lane that ends suddenly. There are some examples of similar situations for vehicles, but black and white signs are used to warn drivers. Are you familiar with the old Kintore Avenue -- Victoria Road intersection in the city. Several cyclists complained to me about that hazard. I reminded ACC a couple of times of the concrete protuberance into the bicycle lane, that squeezed cyclists out. That is if they had not run into concrete because it was hard to see at night (especially when going faster down the hill). ACC fixed it.

There may be a bicycle path on the OTHER side, so first cyclists must cross the road, a potential hazard surely with that busy road. That is, if the cyclist/s have not run off the road, or tried to move into the travel lane and been hit.

Please get back to me.

Heather

At 13:21 on November 5, 2011, sandra marshall said…

Hi Mike,Scary Photo...

Thanks so much. It was an exhilarating morning. Such a great group of people, from all around adelaide , and the world!

Are you home already??

 
 
 

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