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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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Andrew K replied to Lynda Yates's discussion Anzac Hwy black spot Gordon St to Adelphi Tce
"This begs the question, why are Councillors in Australia ignorant of international best practise design guidelines. "Dutch-Like" when used to describe Australian/British infrastructure is usually nothing like what is considered best…"
Sep 26, 2018
Lynda Yates replied to Lynda Yates's discussion Anzac Hwy black spot Gordon St to Adelphi Tce
"Sam, Thank you for the info. I googled the roundabout and found a useful video showing one in operation - much clearer than just looking at the plans. I hope council will choose to install one in the near…"
Sep 20, 2018
Lynda Yates replied to Lynda Yates's discussion Anzac Hwy black spot Gordon St to Adelphi Tce
"Sam, We are nearing re-election plus this is only me stating what happened in my opinion so I couldn’t speak as a councillor. One of the main issues was ‘the southern approach to the roundabout on Gordon Street is likely to see an…"
Sep 20, 2018
Lynda Yates replied to Lynda Yates's discussion Anzac Hwy black spot Gordon St to Adelphi Tce
"Sam, Sorry I wasn’t being very precise. I meant a cycle lane not a proper segregated bikeway. There is a cycle lane on the rest of the Anzac Hwy now except in this area. We discussed the proposal in the council meeting and thought cyclists…"
Sep 20, 2018
Lynda Yates posted a discussion

Anzac Hwy black spot Gordon St to Adelphi Tce

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 reduced to one lane, meaning some waiting times at lights would have quadrupled. This may well have led to more accidents due to impatient drivers. Until this is sorted out please ride on the pavement between Gordon St and Adelphi Tce as there are not many pedestrians using the wide footpaths…See More
Sep 19, 2018
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"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…"
Jul 12, 2018
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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
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..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
https://www.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/23438/DPTI-Cycling-and-the-Law-Booklet.pdf

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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