Get bike racks on Adelaide buses

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Get bike racks on Adelaide buses

We need this desperately. Adelaide wants to be a green city but are being hampered by a Public transport system that is massively insufficient for a planned city. bike racks on our buses would make a massive difference to the way we commute.

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Location: Adelaide
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Comment by heather on March 27, 2012 at 0:28

Patrick Conlon, Minister for Transport, vetoed bike racks on buses about 5 years ago at a BISA AGM. A new minister to contact: Hon Chloe Fox MP, Minister for Transport Services, ministerfox@sa.gov.au, 12th Floor, Terrace Towers, 178 North Terrace, ADELAIDE SA 5000, phone 8303 2101.

Comment by Stig of The Dump on March 27, 2012 at 0:15

i was just thinking that seeing everyone is laying into the govt over transport at the moment, this would make a good smokescreen issue if they could grab it and run with it - make it look like theyre doing something.

would be good for tourism if people could hire a bike, catch a bus into the sticks, or the one that goes to cleland, then ride back 

Comment by Tamara Ford on March 26, 2012 at 23:01

These are desperatly needed!!

Who do we need to pester to make this happen?!

Comment by heather on February 12, 2011 at 1:05
Ideas for ACC Bicycle Action Plan close on Friday 18 March. Join Adelaide BUG and post NOW.
Comment by heather on February 6, 2011 at 18:02
Posted by Konadog today at www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/bike-bus-in-adelaide and copied.
Up here, even in the smaller communities the city transit buses have a bike rack on the front and anyone can pop their bike on it and take the bus: http://bctransit.com/regions/vic/transitplus/bike_and_ride.cfm
Comment by heather on June 14, 2010 at 7:14
One can only persist. I was at the BISA AGM in 2009 when Conlon vetoed racks on buses cos it would slow public transport, and he thought problems at the moment. Nothing about cyclist safety if bus with rack hit cyclist.
Comment by Samantha on June 13, 2010 at 13:52
I spoke to my local member some time ago about this. Isobelle Redmond actually. She kindly went and talked to the hills transit about the issue. The manager agreed that if there were to be beaks on buses then they should start on the aldgate route.
It seems everytime this issue comes up there is a new excuse not to do it. It makes the bus too long or much harder if its in a collision etc. Sigh!
She advised me to contact the minister of transport. If every one on this group did that then maybe he'd think about it???

You can email the department here:
dtei.enquiriesadministrator@sa.gov.au

Minister Patrick Conlon can be emailed at
minister.conlon@saugov.sa.gov.au

cheers!
Comment by Paul Anderson on January 26, 2010 at 9:13
Comment by Paul Anderson on January 26, 2010 at 9:11
I have just returned from a quick trip to Canberra, and out of the corner of my eye I spotted a yellow rack on the front of a green bus - a very similar contraption to the lead photo for this group. I will try and find out more, but in short, if it's good enough for the national capital, it's probably good enough for us!
Comment by Mike H on November 12, 2009 at 16:32
Here's a link about the Victoria (British Columbia, not Australia), system:

http://www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/transitplus/bike_and_ride.cfm
 

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