Prospect BUG

The home page for Prospect BUG. Open to cyclists who live, work, commute or train in Prospect. Prospect BUG (Bicycle User Group) advocates for safer and enjoyable cycling.

Location: Prospect, Adelaide
Members: 69
Latest Activity: Feb 4

You can contact coordinator Heather via her page, e.g. to receive the newsletter.

Join us to seek safer cycling. Now 130 MEMBERS. We are a diverse group -- what we have in common is a love of cycling.

Current aims include:
— Promote cycling for leisure and sustainable transport
— Prompt fixing of cycling hazards
— Complete the Braund Bikeway e.g. calming, hazards, signage
— Safe crossing of Fitzroy Tce e.g. pedestrian tunnel
— Modify bikedirect Myrtle St to improve cycling safety
— Re-open bikedirect Edgeworth St to cyclists
— Road and cycling infrastructure that meet guidelines

What would you like for cycling?

Discussion Forum

presentation 'Be Safe, Be Seen'

Started by heather Feb 4. 0 Replies

Prospect Council is hosting a free cycling safety presentation ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’.Free cycling accessories for attendees.Date: Tuesday 11-Feb-2020 12.30pm for 30 minutes.Venue: Irish Harp Room, 128…Continue

cycling hazard of blue cat eyes in Prospect

Started by heather Mar 2, 2019. 0 Replies

By 22-Feb-2019 blue cat eyes were installed on Braund Bikeway. Some are in intersections. Cyclists, please be careful when moving to the road centre to turn into or out of Braund Rd. I know of…Continue

Braund Bikeway in Prospect

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Oct 25, 2018. 8 Replies

The Braund Bikeway requires more work to be cyclist-friendly: — Fix obvious hazards and make other improvements — Improve the new bikeway signage — Add sharrow marking — Improve the cycle route and…Continue

Bicycle Parking in Prospect

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Oct 11, 2018. 9 Replies

Can you add to this discussion of bicycle parking? Can you give examples of good and bad bike parking, with the locations? Would you like more bicycle parking, and where? Some info might interest…Continue


Started by heather. Last reply by heather Sep 4, 2018. 1 Reply

In the City of Prospect Magazine winter 2018, Kristina Barnett writes that she is currently involved with the Prospect Bicycle User Group. This is not the case.Heather, Coordinator of Prospect BUG…Continue

Prospect Rd hazards Jan-2018

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Aug 2, 2018. 14 Replies

If you travel Prospect Rd by bicycle or car, please be aware of a new hazard introduced by 9-Jan-2018, reported to Prospect Council, and not yet remedied. The footpath has been extended and now…Continue

Petition presented. Road design still flawed.

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Jul 30, 2018. 1 Reply

Thank you to the 3,433 people who signed the petition ‘Keep Bicycle Lanes’. On 11-Aug-2010 cyclists gathered on Parliament House steps, prior to walking to Patrick Conlon’s nearby office and leaving…Continue

Braund Rd boulevard community consultation

Started by heather. Last reply by heather Nov 13, 2015. 3 Replies

Over the years, Prospect Council has organised multiple traffic studies of Braund Road, which indicate excess traffic speeds, volumes and crashes. Now the state govt has offered funds to traffic calm…Continue

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Comment by heather on September 8, 2018 at 17:58

Public Forum - Bike Friendly City
Cycling has the potential to transform the places we live, and how we engage with our environment. The aim of this Public Forum is to explore the potential for cycling to not only provide for transport and recreation but solutions to challenges of liveability, health, community building and sustainability. The Forum aims to bring together practitioners and researchers from across South Australia to share their work and engage with forum participants.

Time: Wednesday 12-Sep-2018 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: North Adelaide Football Club, Menzies Crescent, Prospect SA
Forum Presenters:
— Adelaide Bike Kitchen
— Bike SA
— Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)
— Bicycle Institute of South Australia (BISA)
— City of Adelaide (ACC)

Light refreshments will be provided.
RSVP: Email Jessica O’Neill at by Monday 10-Sep-2018 5.00pm.

Comment by me n mouse on March 1, 2018 at 12:17

Heads up, roadworks on northbound side of Churchill road from just past regency road, (Bunnings side) that forces you into traffic, it's been ongoing for over a week now.

Comment by Bicycle Fish on January 27, 2018 at 19:31

2018 Jan 27 : there is some new work affecting bike lane on Prospect rd ( West side), that appears to degrade the bike lane. Image may contain: outdoorImage may contain: outdoorImage may contain: outdoor

Comment by David Ladd on September 9, 2013 at 23:24

'Rusty Bikes' team of 8  will be well oiled for Fri 13th quiz

Comment by Gus on September 9, 2013 at 11:56


There are still some tables free for the Bicycle Institute 'Wheels of Fortune' quiz night this Friday at the Community Bike Workshop, Plympton.

$15/$10 concession a head. Form a team of 8 (or so) and book in ASAP. The Bicycle Institute advocates for better and safer cycling in SA.

We'd love to see you there, it's going to be a fun night and a good chance to meet others interested in cycling advocacy.

Comment by David Ladd on July 13, 2013 at 1:02

Good work, the library might be next.

Comment by Kristina Barnett on July 9, 2013 at 3:18

Heather's lobbying has paid off with this one!

"Monday 8-Jul-2013 three bicycle parking rails (currently wrapped in orange mesh) installed at 144 Prospect Road outside the Prospect Post Office and shopping mall. Have been requesting this bicycle parking since public submissions invited on the building plans in 2002! Not uncommon to see 4 bicycles here, but facilities to lock 3 better than nothing"   I've been happy to help Heather in my role as an elected member Prospect Council in trying to get these items done - taken 3 years since I was elected but -hey- small steps!

Comment by heather on July 8, 2013 at 20:27

Monday 8-Jul-2013 three bicycle parking rails (currently wrapped in orange mesh) installed at 144 Prospect Road outside the Prospect Post Office and shopping mall. Have been requesting this bicycle parking since public submissions invited on the building plans in 2002! Not uncommon to see 4 bicycles here, but facilities to lock 3 better than nothing.

Comment by Ruth Beach on September 21, 2012 at 10:17
A cyclist running for Prospect Council By-election

I am a candidate in the Prospect Council by-election. I have commuted by bike for 25 years and love mountain bike riding though I’ve done less of it since the kids were born.
I believe our streets should be safe for all. I will actively support moves to improve cycling, pedestrian options and public transport options in favour of vehicular traffic.
As a Councillor, I would bring knowledge of the frustrations experienced by cyclists such as bike lanes running out; cars parked in bike lanes; the need for decent commuter routes instead of busy roads; the need for cycle access to blocked roads; satisfactory parking facilities; lock up facilities at train stations. The list goes on.
The promise I make is that I will work hard to improve the City of Prospect for you.
Comment by heather on October 31, 2011 at 12:44

Please post hazards here so we can discuss and I report to authorities. I keep hearing complaints from cyclists while roads under construction.

I understand that this month a Prospect cyclist was seriously inured when he hit wires newly erected across a cycling route in ACC area. His relatives have asked for the name not to be released, so I do not know if we have met. Of course we regret cyclist injuries and hope for a recovery.


Earlier this year a female cyclist died when hit by a truck at Cavan. I wrote to the authorities asking for road design improvements but no response. The name was not released. Have since heard that she was a Prospect resident.


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