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"Beg button" frustrations at cycle crossings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave M May 19. 5 Replies

(reposting in a better place)Has there ever been a determined effort to get rid of the need to press the "beg button" at intersections, at least along bikeways?It's pretty frustrating to come up to…Continue

Canberra rider died due to bike failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by chris wolff Dec 1, 2016. 9 Replies

A sad and sobering article, on the inquest into the death of Canberra cyclist Richard Stanton last year. The alloy steering tube "unexpectedly and catastrophically failed". Although his bike wasn't…Continue

Watch out for Pokemoners on shared paths

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Foot Jul 15, 2016. 11 Replies

Riding the Torrens Linear Park yesterday, I noticed that far more pedestrians than usual were looking at their phones. I suspect this is due to the "Pokemon Go" craze. Has anyone else noticed…Continue

 

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Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Sharrow at Roundabout
"That's true for that particular sharrow - it's showing the right turn into the bike path. But along Cromer Parade (and probably other roas), there are straight-ahead sharrows more or less in the middle of the road:"
11 hours ago
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Sharrow at Roundabout
"Well that's just bizarre. Take a look at Equal2Lance's post of Cromer Parade on the last page - the sharrow's practically in the middle of the road. Why on earth would anyone ride there instead of "as left as…"
21 hours ago
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Sharrow at Roundabout
"We're not meant to ride where the sharrow is painted. They're merely an indication that this road is part of a bicycle route. At least, that is my understanding."
yesterday
Peter B replied to Wayne B's discussion Witch hunt of cyclists continues with suggestive headline
"Actually I'm willing to bet that plenty of young adult cyclists don't have their license yet. Many people don't have their license until some time after they are 18, and this is a trend which will only grow due to the quite onerous…"
yesterday
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Sharrow at Roundabout
"I think the idea is that they are navigational, but they also improve safety by letting car drivers know that this is a regular cycling route. "
yesterday
Peter B replied to Keith's discussion Blackwood roundabout
"A bit of a google on traffic light vs roundabouts, especially https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/oct/19/traffic-lights-roundabouts-way-out , suggested, (1) roundabouts can on average be faster but (2) they're unsafer cyclists (everyone on…"
Saturday
Peter B replied to Keith's discussion Blackwood roundabout
"The problem is, with the poor state of public transport in Adelaide, driving through that roundabout is the only feasible way to get to/from work for many people. Until that is fixed, DPTI is trying to optimise things for that vast majority…"
Friday
Peter B replied to Ian Radbone, BISA committee's discussion North Terrace Tram Extension - it's grim
"Leaving aside the debates, it was kind of nice to sail past all the cars this morning. With North Terrace slow due to road works, lots of cars were clogging up Victoria Drive and Kintore Avenue -- I guess drivers were trying to access Kintore Avenue…"
Oct 3
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Are you allowed to ride in bus lanes?
"This is a slightly unusual intersection in that "bus only" lane exists only for about 50m before the traffic light, and does not continue beyond it. Its purpose is so that buses can do a U-turn from the far left lane (they get their own…"
Sep 28
Peter B replied to Michael Murray's discussion Changes to rules governing Council set speed limits
"Actually the worst case scenario is 0% saying no - zero responses! I think the 67% and 30% thresholds are too high (why not just 50% required, however many respond), but doing away with consultation altogether?  State legislation is a rather…"
Sep 28
Peter B replied to Michael Murray's discussion Changes to rules governing Council set speed limits
"My $0.02: that's a bad move which could backfire. How can it be a good thing to do away with community consultation?"
Sep 27
Peter B replied to Ian Radbone, BISA committee's discussion Frome Street update
"So I'm glad they're doing Rundle to Pirie, but that will still leave North Terrace to Rundle Street. Oh well, at least it's another step in the right direction."
Sep 25
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Mike Turtur path works OCTOBER
"Thanks. But I think my wife is going to insist on driving me and the bike home this evening :)"
Sep 21
Peter B replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Mike Turtur path works OCTOBER
"Are there any hazards if I ride that way at night?"
Sep 20
Peter B replied to rossmg's discussion Bicycle Network Review of Mandatory Helmet Law Stance
""people who don't complain about helmets typically are those that grew up with motorbikes or riding MTB's, where you often see the marks on the side of your helmet from trail hazards or when you come off." I disagree on that…"
Sep 19
Peter B replied to rossmg's discussion Bicycle Network Review of Manditary Helmet Law Stance
"The survey allows a range of responses. I responded that I am very strongly in favour of MHL on roads, but open to relaxing it on paths. If they end up saying something like "77% of cyclists want the law to change", I hope they qualify who…"
Sep 12

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At 20:25 on January 19, 2015, Gawler Wheeler said…

Hi from the Gawler Wheelers,

Welcome to the Adelaide Cyclists Website !

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At 18:51 on January 19, 2015, heather said…

Hi Peter,
Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists.
Would you like to join my AC group/s and receive the free newsletter BUG News?
I coordinate five AC groups:
– Adelaide BUG http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/adelaidebug (especially if you commute into or cycle around the City)
– Prospect BUG http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/bugprospect
– Look For Cyclists http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/lookforcyclists
– Vote For Cyclists http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/VoteForCyclists
– Stolen Bicycles Adelaide http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/stolen-bicycles-adelaide
Cheers, Heather

 
 
 


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