Bicycle Blackspot Eradication


Bicycle Blackspot Eradication

The aim of this group is to build upon previously published information on cycling blackspots, to try and get as many Adelaide cyclists as possible to have an input on what the worst blackspots for them is and suggest how to fix it.

Location: Adelaide
Members: 22
Latest Activity: May 12, 2019

The plan is that if you know of a cycling blackspot, if you can start a discussion forum for that spot if one does not already exist, stating where the problem is, any particular details of the hazard and possible solutions. If someone has already started a discussion for a blackspot you are aware of, add a comment, so that there is an indication on the numbers affected that particular hazard.

I suspect that when the government tries to work out priorities for cycling infrastructure, it uses statistics such as injury figures and numbers of cyclists for a particular stretch of road. What this fails to capture is where a route is not used because of some hazardous choke point. Hopefully with the input from enough real cyclists we can get some o the worst problems fixed.

NEWS: This map is now public. Anyone can add to it. Click Edit, select map marker icon, drag to location, click Done then Save. (n.b. you need to have a Google account to have access.)

Also some issues raised on this map have been fixed. If you know of a place please remove it from the map.

View Adelaide Cycling Black Spots in a larger map

Discussion Forum

Look what they've done to my bike lane! (abbrev 1)

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Oct 28, 2011. 4 Replies

Prospect Council and the State Government are in the process of 'upgrading' arterial and freight route Churchill Road. Is this the next freight route where a cyclist will die? Please help me to stop this 'upgrade' now. Photos include:– Trucks in…Continue

Corrugation along along John Rice Ave

Started by Pete (repeats ?) Roberts Jun 13, 2011. 0 Replies

When Heading East on the section of John Rice Ave past Holden Car Factory, the bitumen has extensive corrugation along which is a very busy section of road.Any cyclist using this stretch in peak hour takes their life in their own hands.Link of…Continue

Which authority is responsible for a cycling hazard?

Started by heather Mar 11, 2011. 0 Replies

Sam P provided a file (see below) of roads under the control of DTEI, usually arterial roads. Email full details of hazard to Local councils are responsible for many cycling hazards on main streets and…Continue

Any ideas for improving Adelaide cycling -- then post on Adelaide BUG

Started by heather Mar 9, 2011. 0 Replies

The Adelaide City Council is seeking ideas from cyclists for its next ACC Bicycle Action Plan. You can write a formal submission, or more simply post your ideas on the web page of Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group). The only criteria for joining is…Continue

Please let Road Repair know that we need his hazard reporting

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Jan 4, 2011. 2 Replies

Road Repair emailed me that he would stop reporting cycling hazards because of recent public criticism. Although my posts supported what he was doing. I also emailed Road Repair about a recent letter in Australian Cyclist asking for a national…Continue

Is the zoo bridge slippery?

Started by Tom Adams. Last reply by Tom Adams Dec 17, 2010. 2 Replies

My friend James has fallen on the new Linear Park Bridge west of Hackney Rd.  He's broken a thumb on one hand and the other wrist, as well as requiring stitches on his legs and a few other scrapes etc.  (Also his typing speed is much reduced). …Continue

1st ever stack. Payneham Rd. Lambert Rd. Landower Rd Joslin.

Started by Angus Fry Dec 16, 2010. 0 Replies

Riding behind another rider down Payneham Rd. in Joslin.  Approaching the traffic lights at Lambert Rd. the lane disappears so I tucked in left directly in line behind the other rider (mistake here was that I had just reduced my forward vision to…Continue

Gravel, pothole and step in bicycle lane on corner after cutting into footpath and road.

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Nov 3, 2010. 1 Reply

No photo so will explain. On Sunday 24-Oct-2010 I reported the following tocouncil. The hazard was made after the evening of Wednesday 20-Oct-2010, and would have been before Sunday 24-Oct-2010.Prospect, Prospect, Alpha Road and Prospect Road with…Continue

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Comment by Gus on February 18, 2011 at 20:33

Hey black spotters. Zed is involved with the open source mapping site called BlackYak Bike Trails and it now offers route planning for Adelaide and most of all it incorporates this groups map data into the service as a layer.


Also, try out this route planner



Comment by Alexander Langman Hender on February 14, 2011 at 14:41

Great group! I'm in!

The worst black spot is over course over the driver's left shoulder.

Comment by heather on February 12, 2011 at 0:58
Ideas for ACC Bicycle Action Plan close on Friday 18 March. Join Adelaide BUG and post NOW.
Comment by heather on April 6, 2010 at 1:55
I already know.

At the corner of Wellington Square and Jeffcott Street in North Adelaide was a smooth SA Water cover-lid. It was also to the left of the road where a cyclist rides, or is forced to ride by vehicles, even when trying to avoid hazards. Later bicycle lanes were marked and half of it was now in a bicycle lane. It took TWELVE YEARS to have the smooth cover-lid replaced. During that time I wrote many letters, including to the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Water Security. Writing to the two ministers was not a catalyst for action.

Since then I have written to the ministers about hundreds of cycling hazards due to SA Water infrastructure. Smooth cover-lids, non-flush cover-lids outside limits of Austroads, and blue cat eyes / RRPMs installed outside Technical Standard 135 and also happen to be cycling hazards. Still waiting.

I am appalled by a particular cycling hazard that I noticed in December 2009. I wrote to the Minister for Water Security and SA Water but not remedied, despite me stressing the hazard. When you are next in Prospect, check out Regency Road on the southern side, just east of the intersection with Prospect Road. If you want to take a photo, wear visible clothing and take a friend to guard you from the the traffic. There is a huge hole around a cover-lid that. The hole is 45mm deep, and the cover-lid itself is more than the Austroad limit of 20mm. The hole is where a cyclist may move from the left lane to the right, to make a right hand turn. It is also on a downhill. I ride a sturdy MTB with town-and-country tyres for utility shopping, but not sturdy enough to cope with that huge deep hole. Some authorities place cat eyes in bicycle lanes without realising that it is a hazard for light weight road bikes with skinny tyres. But even the densest person must realise that a huge deep hole in the road is a cycling hazard.
Comment by David Bowler on February 19, 2010 at 0:02
How is this to catch out the unsuspecting cyclist. As you come down Blacks rd, Gilles Plains in the morning it looks like an unobstructed run down the bike line, but look closely and hidden n the shadows in a man hole sticking up in the middle of the lane.

Comment by Sammy the Crab on January 14, 2010 at 18:01
Marion Rd between Anzac Highway and Cross Rd yields a similar experience to what's illustrated in the video. Good bike lanes before and after, but a 250-odd metre stretch of running the gauntlet, often with heavy vehicles bearing down on you. The northbound route has the added disadvantage of a horrendous surface.
Comment by heather on December 11, 2009 at 13:59
The Shuldholz - North East Roads intersection has long been in the top 5 for vehicle collisions, that includes Grand Junction Road at Gepps Cross and the Britainia Roundabout. The video definitely shows the traffic volume at the intersection, which is scary in its own right.
Comment by Gus on December 9, 2009 at 10:50
Some of you might know that campaigner for blackspot eradication, David Bowler's video was posted on the Adelaide Advertiser website and picked up by a number of other News Ltd outlets and blogs.

The Advertiser's story.

Courtesy: The Adelaide Advertiser

Comment by Dan on September 8, 2009 at 9:38
I can see no edit link when I go to that page - I'd like to add the George St comment below.
Comment by Gus on September 7, 2009 at 16:13
Click on your location, select the default marker, fill out the details in the title and text box. You can click on the blue icon when you have the pop-up details box and select from the range on offer. It just happens there is a blue bike..

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