Lynda Yates
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Anzac Hwy black spot Gordon St to Adelphi Tce

Started this discussion. Last reply by Savvas Sep 26, 2018. 8 Replies

Holdfast Bay Council reluctantly decided not to follow up the black spot funding for this route as the DPTI plans made the roundabout appear difficult for all to negotiate and traffic would have been…Continue


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What bikes do you ride?
Old ones! Just a basic one for short trips to the shops - carrier is a necessity
When do you ride?
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Hi, I signed up after receiving an email as I am standing for local council. My name is Lynda Yates and I am an existing councillor for Seacliff Ward, City of Holdfast Bay and am standing for re-election. I am keen on the environment and so consider it important to use people power to move around where possible, especially on short trips, - rather than use fossil fuel or biofuel which may take up land suitable for food production. I like riding a bike but am concerned that the lip service of cycle lanes really leaves the cyclist exposed to dangerous accidents with cars and trucks so much larger and heavier than them or their bikes - hence cyclists in accidents usually come off very badly compared to the motorist who is protected inside the vehicle. We need dedicated cycle paths that are separated and preferably totally apart from roads - so as to avoid breathing in all the vehicle fumes and make cycling really healthy as well as more enjoyable. I do think cycling is a great activity for all the family but I met a young father who wants to be with his daughters cycling but they can ride on the pavement while he can't. Also crossing the busy main road (Brighton Rd) to get to the coastal cycling trail is difficult for him and his children as the nearest proper crossing with lights is some distance away at the shops. I will push for a crossing at Seacliff if I am elected but I know DPTI don't like too many crossings as they slow down the traffic flow.
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At 20:07 on July 12, 2018, heather said…

The SA road rules were amended this decade to permit an adult to ride with children on the footpath. Further improvements since then.
From 25-Oct-2015 in SA – All cyclists permitted to ride on footpaths. Please ride slowly and give way to pedestrians.
From 16-Apr-2017 in SA – Cyclists may ride across a children’s crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing on road if they: (1) Keep to the left. (2) And give way to pedestrians.

See govt booklet Cycling and the Law (pp. 22 & 23) at

Yes, I have seen studies that air pollution from vehicle emissions is less on footpaths than for on-road bicycle lanes.


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