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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

Access, mobility, health - have your say on the Adelaide Integrated Movement Strategy

Started this discussion. Last reply by heather May 4, 2012. 39 Replies

It's now up on the Adelaide City Council website. Public consult period open until June 8th. All suggestions will be taken on board.All aboard!…Continue

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Sophia MacRae replied to Paul Jorgensen's discussion Bike Parking At Adelaide Oval
"Or you can walk your bike across!"
Dec 7, 2013
Sophia MacRae replied to Colin Maher's discussion Photo of first sharrows in SA
"Looking forward to them appearing in Norwood Payneham & St Peters.... Our cycling strategy got endorsed by Council on Monday, implementation will start in the next financial year. I am one happy Councillor!"
Dec 4, 2013
Sophia MacRae replied to Shane Sody's discussion Bus parked in bike lane? What bike lane? No bike lane here; oh, um yes there is again now
"Aw, shucks! Well folks, local government elections are coming up in Nov 2014 after state government election in March, there's a few of us on the inside now, as staff or elected members, it is certainly a way to learn how to make things move…"
Dec 3, 2013
Sophia MacRae replied to Shane Sody's discussion Bus parked in bike lane? What bike lane? No bike lane here; oh, um yes there is again now
"Impressive work Shane. I have been out of the loop, being cycling on an island without Internet or optus phone coverage (western Kangaroo Island!) and actually have not been on Adelaide Cyclists for a while... Good to see the advocacy and political…"
Dec 3, 2013
Sophia MacRae replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 6 days left for submissions to draft City-Wide Cycling Plan
"How are people going with submissions to Norwood Payneham & St Peter's draft plan? As part of my uni study, I've downloaded a heap of local govt submissions for the freshly released "Walking, Riding and Access to Public…"
Aug 3, 2013
Sophia MacRae liked daniele's discussion where the wheels went... DIFFERENT SPOKES SALA Exhibition.
Aug 3, 2013
durian rider replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 6 days left for submissions to draft City-Wide Cycling Plan
"Only took me a few minutes to do this. Great idea. If we want more bike lanes etc, we need to speak up."
Jul 30, 2013
Sophia MacRae replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 6 days left for submissions to draft City-Wide Cycling Plan
"Thanks, much appreciated! "
Jul 30, 2013
stretts replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion 6 days left for submissions to draft City-Wide Cycling Plan
"Thanks for the reminder, will collate feedback tonight and email off!"
Jul 30, 2013
Sophia MacRae posted a discussion

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

For anyone with an interest in the eastern side of Adelaide:NPSP draft City-Wide Cycling Planfor the City of Norwood Payneham & St PetersThe draft Plan has been developed by InfraPlan, with Bicycle SA, and including community input recieved during the month of April.Submissions due by 5pm Monday August 5th.Email bikeplan@npsp.sa.gov.auto Melanie Hutton, Sustainability…See More
Jul 30, 2013
Scott Davis replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion More on Britannia Roundabout - collation of Adelaide Cyclists feedback before Wednesday's (closed) presentation for NPSP Council by DPTI reps.
"The disaster shows on Discovery Channel have at least one episode about a crash in a tunnel. The smoke and fumes, combined with secondary crashes meant people could not get far along the tunnel. I guess frequent phones mean the one you need is never…"
Jul 8, 2013
Clive Palfrey replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion More on Britannia Roundabout - collation of Adelaide Cyclists feedback before Wednesday's (closed) presentation for NPSP Council by DPTI reps.
"I've made many a trip up and back on the freeway but only of recent times in peak hour traffic from the city up. I've never had an issue with the tunnel and found that most seem to drive to the speed limit. I always get dry throat syndrome…"
Jul 8, 2013
David Southern replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion More on Britannia Roundabout - collation of Adelaide Cyclists feedback before Wednesday's (closed) presentation for NPSP Council by DPTI reps.
"There is at least one bend on the freeway (near Bridgewater) where the design speed was 100mph (160 km/hr).  (When the first part of the freeway was constructed, there was no absolute speed limit after a deristriction sign.)"
Jul 8, 2013
Adam R replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion More on Britannia Roundabout - collation of Adelaide Cyclists feedback before Wednesday's (closed) presentation for NPSP Council by DPTI reps.
"Thanks Ian. The centripetal force argument seems like stretch.  There are other bends on the freeway which have as tight (or tighter curvature) which are 100 or 110.  Those other bends are also open, and subject to rain/wind/fog etc.…"
Jul 8, 2013
Ian Smith replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion More on Britannia Roundabout - collation of Adelaide Cyclists feedback before Wednesday's (closed) presentation for NPSP Council by DPTI reps.
"Adam, that has something to do with the radius of the tunnel curvature and the fact that the lights are spaced the way they are.  Here is my understanding; 100km/h apparently exerts more centripetal force on the vehicle than is good design…"
Jul 8, 2013
Adam R replied to Sophia MacRae's discussion More on Britannia Roundabout - collation of Adelaide Cyclists feedback before Wednesday's (closed) presentation for NPSP Council by DPTI reps.
"For that matter, why is the speed limit only 90 in the Heysen Tunnel? Seems no reason."
Jul 7, 2013

Profile Information

What bikes do you ride?
my Xtracycle
my Free Spirit
When do you ride?
Commute
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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