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40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.

Started this discussion. Last reply by heather Mar 16. 10 Replies

The East Torrens Messenger (and maybe Eastern Courier also) has run a big spread on the proposed community consultation for 40kph in residential streets in Norwood Payneham & St Peters.I was…Continue

Council Elections

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Janes Nov 11, 2014. 3 Replies

Stephen Yarwood's defeat is a big blow for a forward-thinking approach to people-orientated cities, especially for mobility and access.However, while Martin Haese is clearly coming from the old…Continue

Tags: Beulah, Rd, Braund, Councils, Govt

Advertiser Opinion Piece "Adelaide Needs A Safer Cycling Option"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophia MacRae May 7, 2014. 12 Replies

Hi Adelaide Cyclists, I know it's been a while since I posted!I've put in my two cents to the SaferCycling/TransportOptions discourse that has Frome St as the latest catalyst. My opinion piece got…Continue

6 days left for submissions to draft City-Wide Cycling Plan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophia MacRae Aug 3, 2013. 4 Replies

For anyone with an interest in the eastern side of Adelaide:NPSP draft City-Wide Cycling Planfor the City of Norwood Payneham…Continue

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heather replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"Walkerville traffic safety vision By Sarah Spencer. Published in the City North Messenger of 4-Mar-2015 on pages 1, 6. Slowing cars to 40 km/h, dedicated bike lanes and installing refuge islands on busy street are at the heart of a plan to increase…"
Mar 16
heather replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"The City North Messenger of 18-Mar-2015 on pages 1, 3. "Speeding cars and motorists using backstreets to avoid peak-hour traffic along North East Road have prompted a fresh push to reduce speed limits to 40 km/h in Hillcrest and Oakden. Port…"
Mar 16
Russ S replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"Hi Sophie, Sounds great. I'll send you an email via your council email address now."
Mar 16
Sophia MacRae replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"Russ, that is interesting to hear. Maybe you and I should have a coffee soon. I am very interested in finding out more about the pools."
Mar 15
Russ S replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"Yes, some shoddy journalism by the Messenger. If I was one of the rat runners cutting through another suburb/council area why would I vote in favour when polled on an anonymous forum. Good luck with the push Sophie, as a resident I am certainly in…"
Mar 15
Russ S replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"Very Good point Andrew!"
Mar 15
Andrew K replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"Oh and if anyone wants to claim that they are both starting and ending their journey in the Norwood Payneham & St Peters area, off the main roads and therefore it will increase their travel time by twice this amount. Then I don't know what…"
Mar 14
Andrew K replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"The issue itself needs to be better 'sold' to residents. Most people are unaware of the facts and think they are making a rational decision (in favor of 50kph), due to a mistaken belief that there is a big difference in travel time. If the…"
Mar 14
Andrew K liked Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
Mar 14
Sophia MacRae replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"Cr Kevin Duke, Cr Garry Knoblauch and myself had a very good meeting this morning with Martin Small, who was the Director of Road Safety at DPTI when the current SA Road Saftey Strategy 2020 "Towards Zero Together" was written. He gave us…"
Mar 13
stretts replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.
"“You’ll need other measures, but I can’t tell you what they are without statistics.” How many more statistics do we need before something is done to make our cities safer and more liveable?"
Mar 11
Sophia MacRae posted a discussion

40kph in NPSP, For & Against in Messenger.

The East Torrens Messenger (and maybe Eastern Courier also) has run a big spread on the proposed community consultation for 40kph in residential streets in Norwood Payneham & St Peters.I was asked to write about 200wds, as was Cr Connie Granozio.News Ltd ran their own survey, and got 13% in favour of 40kph throughout the Council's residential streets... But the respondents to the survey could have come from both within and outside the council area.Check it out.…See More
Mar 11
Sophia MacRae liked Mark Parnell MLC's discussion Senate calls on Abbott to get serious about cyclist safety
Mar 6
Sophia MacRae replied to Not an electronic mouse's discussion 40 km/h in Norwood Payneham St Peters
"So I was on Ch 7 news tonight... I didn't see it, I hope it came across ok, any comment?"
Mar 4
Sophia MacRae replied to Not an electronic mouse's discussion 40 km/h in Norwood Payneham St Peters
"The Elected Members who support the idea are taking the viewpoint of enabling safer neighbourhoods across the whole City for all people of all ages, pedestrians as well as cyclists and gopher users - a much more comprehensive approach than simply…"
Mar 3
Sophia MacRae replied to Not an electronic mouse's discussion 40 km/h in Norwood Payneham St Peters
"This is why I won't go through the comments on news.com.au.... I am expecting to cop some flack, but that's politics. I will read through every submission that comes back from all NPSP residents during the formal consultation process, and…"
Mar 3

Profile Information

What bikes do you ride?
Gazelle Chamonix
Trek SLX Lexa
Mongoose Meteore
When do you ride?
Commute
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
-Ward Councillor for Maylands/Trinity in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, since Nov 2010.
-Currently studying Master of Sustainability and Master of Planning at University of Adelaide.
-Student member of Planning Institute of Australia
-Associate member of Australian Institute of Traffic Planners and Managers
-Member of Bicycle Institute of SA
-Professional musician B.Mus (Perf) Hons. Grad Dip Jazz
-AustCycle teacher for Ride-a-Bike-Right
Website, blog, interest group address.
http://www.sophianpsp.blogspot.com

Sophia MacRae's Blog

Putting a positive spin on Adelaide

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 12:00 5 Comments

This is a re-post of the article I wrote for the latest edition of The Bicycle Institute quarterly, Pedal Update.

http://www.bisa.asn.au/node/284

Considering some of the discussion on Adelaide Cyclists, I thought it would be good to spread the story around a bit.

cheers,

Sophia

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Adelaide: Heaps okay, really!

It’s easy to knock Adelaide, especially if you’re a bike user. It’s soooo…

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Mums on Bikes

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 18:56 1 Comment

During the recent Australian Cycling Conference, one of the themes that came up in several presentations was that once the more vulnerable members of the community felt comfortable with cycling in shared space environments, that was a good indication that bicycle use had reached a high level of normalisation and safety.



The “more vulnerable” category included elderly people, children, and mothers carrying children.



As a mum on a bike here in Adelaide, I thought it might be… Continue

Cycle Touring Kangaroo Island

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 18:00 5 Comments

Island Tour



Myself and Jeremy have a bit of a passion for getting on our bikes and going places, and one of the places on our list for quite a while has been Kangaroo Island. Just by virtue of being an island it is a romantic destination, and the challenge of the rough roads only added to its appeal. Pristine environment, isolated bays, wildlife and great local food and wine – how could we resist! So we set aside 3 days over the Australia Day weekend, and with a minimum of planning,… Continue

2010 Australian Cycling Conference Review

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 17:30 0 Comments

This article was originally pulished in BISA's Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Pedal Update. I attended both days of the conference as one of the BISA delegates.





2ndAnnual Australian Cycling Conference



Janaruy 18-19, 2010





As some of the world's best road racing cyclists prepared for Stage One of the Tour Down Under, delegates and speakers from all over Australia and New Zealand, with special guests from the Netherlands, gathered at the Flentje Lecture Theatre,… Continue

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At 10:15 on July 19, 2012, heather said…

The Days have folding bikes. Is it the Brompton? The last time I spoke to them was when I was Bicycle SA member, so not in a position to ask.

At 18:02 on June 22, 2012, heather said…

Sophia, happy birthday.

At 16:59 on April 21, 2012, Paul said…

Hi Sophia -

I think I saw you on your cargo bike the other day. Happily peddling down KW Street in the city. What sort of bike is it?

Cheers,

Paul

At 9:20 on October 16, 2009, Gus K said…
Hi,

I knew someone in Adelaide would see it and catch up with me! ... and as I wrote to Jeremy Miller.. "welcome, we've been expecting you"

My son is Oscar and he's just started in the pre-kindy room. The Xtracycle is certainly eye catching. I kept meaning to catch you and after Pat started his group I thought I'd grap a picture.. being the morning I didn't have a lot of time to wait for you to come back.

Now Oscar is a little bigger I'm going to ride him to St Morris in a seat.. I'll have to try him out on the Xtracycle.

Thanks for joining and spreading the word around as well. I just got an email from the Sydney Cyclist site about their 2nd birthday. They have 1000+ members so I hope this group will get to that by Feb 2011.

All the best.
Angus
 
 
 


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