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Sophia MacRae's Discussions

Advertiser Opinion Piece "Adelaide Needs A Safer Cycling Option"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophia MacRae May 7. 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

Tags: plan, submission

More on Britannia Roundabout - collation of Adelaide Cyclists feedback before Wednesday's (closed) presentation for NPSP Council by DPTI reps.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Davis Jul 8, 2013. 32 Replies

Continuing the conversation....As Norwood Payneham & St Peters Council is a stakeholder in the Britannia Roundabout proposal, DPTI will be making a presentation to Elected Members and senior…Continue

Tags: Council, Roundabout, Britannia, DPTI

Lessons from the 1950's (from General Motors, no less!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gillian May 6, 2012. 8 Replies

Here's a fun vid if you have half an hour to kick back and have a laugh.It kind of explains why I'm banging on about the Integrated Movement Strategy.Because it was made by General Motors in the…Continue

 

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Russ S replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion Norwood Payneham & St Peters in the group Vote For Cyclists
"Good luck Christel, great to see your support for the plan. Hopefully we will have another cycling friendly member of council!"
Oct 20
Sophia MacRae replied to heather's discussion Council elections 2014 links in the group Vote For Cyclists
"Good idea to have an annual forum. Will discuss further after the elections."
Oct 18
Sophia MacRae replied to James's discussion The Advertiser and cycling - something you all need to know
"Thanks for all the work you are doing James!"
Oct 18
Sophia MacRae replied to Ian S's discussion Every bike counts
"It will count in a political sense. Adelaide City Councillors want to see results to justify the bike infrastructure because of the backlash from certain stakeholders. Despite the fact that the bikeway isn't finished, the political will to…"
Oct 18
Christel Mex replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion Norwood Payneham & St Peters in the group Vote For Cyclists
"Well said Sophie! I tried not having a car for six months and loved shopping on the bike.  I aspire to ride to work one day and will so much support the Councils cycling plan if I get elected to the Kensington Ward. Good luck with that door…"
Oct 14
Christel Mex liked Sophia MacRae's discussion Norwood Payneham & St Peters
Oct 14
Sophia MacRae replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion Norwood Payneham & St Peters in the group Vote For Cyclists
"Thanks Mark! There's some candidates in the current Local Govt elections, very promising!"
Oct 9
Mark Parnell MLC replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion Norwood Payneham & St Peters in the group Vote For Cyclists
"Good luck Sophia!  When it comes to cycling "street cred.", you've got it in spades!"
Oct 9
Sophia MacRae liked Katie Hannan's discussion Katie Hannan for Craigburn, City of Mitcham
Oct 8
Sophia MacRae added a discussion to the group Vote For Cyclists
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Norwood Payneham & St Peters

Hi everyone.I am seeking re-election in the Maylands/Trinity Ward, which covers the suburbs of Stepney, Maylands, Evandale, Trinity Gardens, St Morris, Firle, and the streets of Devitt Ave & Coorara Ave (Sth side) in Payneham South.I was elected to NPSP Council in 2010, campaigning on a bicycle/pedestrian and sustainable urban planning platform.Since 2010, the Council has developed a City Wide Cycling Plan, with the consultancy work led by Gayle Buckby of Infraplan. This Plan won an award…See More
Oct 8
Sophia MacRae replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion Advertiser Opinion Piece "Adelaide Needs A Safer Cycling Option"
"Thanks Heather, Simon and Ross! I had a look through the online comments generated during the first day, and was actually pleasantly surprised at the general tone. It may have become more negative since. However, I don't want to be bogged down…"
May 7
rossmg replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion Advertiser Opinion Piece "Adelaide Needs A Safer Cycling Option"
"Logical well presented argument - thank-you."
May 7
Simon Lownsborough replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion Advertiser Opinion Piece "Adelaide Needs A Safer Cycling Option"
"It's sad that the comments these stories generate are so emotive and total rubbish. Anyway, you may have seen this doco on Brussels but if not it's worth looking at."
May 7
Brian Jenkins (BJ) liked Sophia MacRae's discussion Advertiser Opinion Piece "Adelaide Needs A Safer Cycling Option"
May 6
heather replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion Advertiser Opinion Piece "Adelaide Needs A Safer Cycling Option"
"Sophia, good article. Thanks for supporting cycling and sustainable transport."
May 6
Sophia MacRae replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion Advertiser Opinion Piece "Adelaide Needs A Safer Cycling Option"
"Yes, I have just re activated my blog... Has been dormant for a while. sophianpsp@blogspot.com.au I shall post the link there, and you can expect a lot of activity over the next few months..."
May 6

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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