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A group to encourage cyclists to report traffic advisory signs etc that have been illegally placed in a bike lane or otherwise unnecessarily impede cyclists.

Location: Adelaide
Members: 35
Latest Activity: Mar 14, 2016


Many traffic management companies place signs in bike lanes, or unnecessarily blocking cyclists' part of the road, when there are alternative sites available to the left of the roadway that do not impede cyclists.

When you tell the lollypop operators they refuse to move them because they haven't been trained properly, so you have to go to the council concerned (or DTEI if it's a major road) to get any action. If we make enough noise, perhaps those traffic management companies will remember that we are traffic and they might as well place their signs in the traffic lane as put them in the bike lane.

Discussion Forum

roadworks signage debate

Started by heather. Last reply by Scott Davis Mar 3, 2016. 2 Replies

Roadworks 25 km/h zones frustrate Adelaide drivers, Opposition says, amid debate about misplaced signage Published by ABC News on 23-Feb-2016…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…Continue

New sign recommendation for Adelaide Streets...

Started by Wombat. Last reply by Wombat Jun 8, 2010. 4 Replies

I think we should put these up everywhere and make a new law that the driver of any vehicle with an internal combustion engine must obey this sign at all times. hahaContinue

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Comment by heather on May 20, 2015 at 22:08

Paul, my recollection is that fine for stopping in bike lane much greater than for not wearing a helmet.

Comment by Paul Anderson on May 20, 2015 at 21:47

Tuesday 19th, Wakefield St near the Fire Station, a paddy wagon parks in the bike lane to harass a helmetless cyclist. Which is the greater crime?

Comment by Paul Jorgensen on December 16, 2014 at 7:29

Not a sign, but a white van man working on the Ginza redevelopment on Unley Road - I pointed out clearway - He didn't care.

Comment by Paul Jorgensen on August 30, 2014 at 14:52

Generally I don't ride in the bike lane on Pirie Street - too many doors.  This WVM likes to drive in it:

Comment by heather on August 29, 2014 at 22:02

Paul, in photo looks like a continuous yellow line, as though no parking on the road. So parking vehicle on footpath, and parking in bike lane makes 3 offences.

Comment by Paul Jorgensen on August 29, 2014 at 9:35

Doing a shopfit on Rundle Street?  Don't want to walk more than the width of footpath to do the job?

Comment by heather on August 20, 2014 at 16:59

Adelaide, North Adelaide, King William Road with shared path. URGENT cycling hazard of object (temporary fencing). On western side of road, just north of Victor Richardson Lane, on shared path.
The fencing is grey mesh which will not show up at night with some legal bicycle lights. Fencing sited at the inverted ramp, so cyclists will be directed into the unexpected fencing. Austroads requires that reflective tape or similar is placed on bollards or similar, for the safety of cyclists. The temporary fencing has been erected around a utility cover-lid. Requirement for an authority to get permission from a council before working on footpaths and roads, so ACC should know which authority to contact. The authority also needs to be educated not to repeat this cycling hazard in other locations. Reported to ACC on 19-Aug-2014.

On morning 20-Aug-2014 response from ACC that they have emailed Telstra. "I have advised them this is a safety issue and needs to be rectified ASAP." Afternoon 20-Aug-2014 temporary fence still there without any reflective elements.

Comment by heather on August 20, 2014 at 16:55

Adelaide, Adelaide, Morphett Street with bicycle lanes. Cyclist unfriendly barricades in bicycle lane. 174 Morphett Street.
88 Construction has obviously obtained permission from ACC to place barricades in the bicycle lane. Pedestrians have been catered for, but not the safety of cyclists. Would ACC please review in case there is a better solution.
(Placing roadworks signs of reduced speed limit is not the best solution. Cyclists do not like signage for drivers in bicycle lanes, and not recommended for cyclist safety. Difference between 50 km/h and 40 km/h is not a lot. Temporary 25 km/h signs are only permitted when workers are present, although that would be during business hours when traffic volumes highest.)
Reported to ACC on 18-Aug-2014.

Comment by Paul Jorgensen on August 20, 2014 at 9:41

This is a terrible bike lane.  Still, it would be preferable not to put road signs in it.

Comment by pete davis on July 16, 2014 at 16:55

Hi folks ,, I have just started using this app on my Android phone after a couple of friends recommended it . So far I have only made one report, so I don't know how it will work but it's worth a try . I have read some good reports about it .


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