"Really missing getting out there with you guys, actually missing just being on a bike while recovering from my "Intramuscular contusion" at the moment.
Just looking at the pics above I have some issues with the riding in the two pics near…"
"Sturt Road, between Morphett Rd and Brighton Rd., in the bike lanes on both sides.
A number of steel plates have been placed over the gas pipeline maintenance trenches. A bit of bitumen placed around the edges to reduce the step up."
"For me, verbal abuse isn't that common really I guess - I might cop it once every couple of months. But I also find it funny I usually have no idea what they're trying to say. "warblewarblewwmhingosssshinggwwooooommm"…"
"At least people might think twice before abusing cyclists (or anyone) when they turn out to be police. I got abused tonight on my way along Hampstead Rd. Four lads in car, one of whom hung out the window shouting as they went past. Strange stuff, it…"
"Police are allowed to use mobile phones and radios while their driving (I recall there is a written exemption). It can be an essential part of their work and they are suppose to be trained for it
I was pulled over by the boys for random breath test, they did their thing, I blew zero and they threw the mouth piece wrapper in the gutter.
I took a picture of that, the car and the two random officers plus their id…"
"On the topic of police . . . today about 5.45pm I was cycling north in Pulteney Street in the left lane, planning to turn left into North Terrace. A police vehicle changed lanes without using indicators and cut me off. I decided against…"
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
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.