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.
Latest Activity: May 12
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.
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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
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
Sam P provided a file (see below) of roads under the control of DTEI, usually arterial roads. Email full details of hazard to firstname.lastname@example.org Local councils are responsible for many cycling hazards on main streets and…Continue
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
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
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
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
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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