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Brighton Road Bike Lanes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike W on Saturday. 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. 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

Mark Cavendish's records could be outdone in the TDF

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Turner May 28, 2013. 1 Reply

I wonder if there will be any breakaways from the peloton in this event :)…Continue

Tags: Tour de France, TDF

Adelaide Airport Taxi's - a heads up - not cycling related.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dahondude Jan 8, 2013. 2 Replies

I am sure there are many of you that use taxi's at Adelaide airport. Its all a bit confusing at the moment so I thought some may like a heads up of the new procedure eff 14th Jan.Cheers…Continue

 

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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…"
Saturday
Trevor Hill replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"I have noticed over the years the build up of traffic using Brighton Road and have seen the difficulty busses have in trying to negotiate the cars parked on the side. Like most of our main roads they do operate as clearways either in the morning or…"
Saturday
BradL replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"I somewhat agree with you Mike, but I live off the Eastern side of Brighton Road. I use King George Ave as much as I can. However, in most cases it's impossible for me to get to where I need to go to without using a stretch of either Brighton…"
Saturday
Trevor Hill replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"I don't know if you noticed the north bound bike lane signs when they first went in. The operating times where 7am to 9am & 4pm to 6pm. When I rode along there on friday the signs where changed to match the south bound lane 4pm to 7pm. Must…"
Saturday
mike cleaver-smith replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"Maybe instead of counting the cars parked in it, you should count the cyclists that are using it. In my opinion it is an absolute waste of time creating it, as there is a perfectly good( and a darn sight safer route) along King George ave…"
Saturday
heather replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"Record details like date & time, exact location, vehicle rego & description, vague description of any vehicle occupants. Then immediately contact council. Keep your records. When you have several records, but still no solution, then…"
Saturday
Mike W replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"Counted seven cars in the active southbound bike lane between Diagonal and Sturt Rds on Wed evening.I am guessing that there will be a few more around the gym a bit further along as they don't seem to like walking from the side street ! Looking…"
Friday
BradL replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"I wonder if the council is actually going to enforce this bike lane. Just now I have had to move out into insane peak hour traffic due to a car parked in the bike lane outside Eblen Subaru, followed by another car parked in the lane not 50 metres…"
Friday
Trevor Hill replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"I tried the bike lane out yesterday on the way home, heading south. There was a lot of rubbish in the lane due to the strong winds last Monday. The surface is quite patchy and rough in parts. The trucks hugged the white line on the up hill climb…"
Oct 10
heather liked Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
Oct 8
heather replied to Mike W's discussion Brighton Road Bike Lanes
"Great about the bike lanes, and operational for more than usual 90 minutes per weekday. The people who drive to a gym! After a few weeks, contact the local council about parking in the bike lane. Add a non-cycling spin of raising $300 per…"
Oct 8
Mike W posted a discussion

Brighton Road Bike Lanes

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 will get some of the cars off the road and into the mostly empty car parks.Will be interesting to see how it goes where the road is narrow out front of the Brighton fitness centre going south. That is where most of the gym people park instead of the car park or the side street. You can't walk too far…See More
Oct 8
Mike W replied to heather's discussion Adelaide Airport cyclist facilities improved
"The parking by employees area is down at the Qantas end on the edge of the Qantas valet parking area, free to anyone I believe, partially undercover and there are security cameras in the area too."
Jun 3
Mike W replied to heather's discussion Adelaide Airport cyclist facilities improved
"There is now a Subway and toilets in the plaza area between the carpark and the main terminal. The bike racks and facilities are on the corner of the REX arrivals terminal for anyone looking at a map of the airport."
Jun 3
Mike W replied to Fred Ape's discussion Dangerous driving
"Fred, what was the police response when they saw it ?"
May 17
Mike W liked Bicycle SA's discussion Why we need Frome Street - a fantastic speech
May 15

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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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