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Prescription Sports Eyewear

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jules Begg May 3, 2016. 6 Replies

Have had a couple of very positive reports about these guys, Adelaide based (and just around the corner from me). Will be trying them out in a few weeks, will update on outcome. Anyone had any…Continue

April Fools day at Mount Gambier

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike W Apr 1, 2015. 4 Replies

An example of the level of intelligence of cycling critics.Continue

$50k in parking fines in four months.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike W Feb 4, 2015. 2 Replies

Local messenger has an article regarding how the Holdfast Bay Council has issued over $50,000 worth of fines since the bike lanes on Brighton Rd were commissioned. Read the signs kiddies.Local…Continue

Brighton Road Bike Lanes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike W Oct 18, 2014. 10 Replies

The new Brighton Road bike lanes have been painted and today I noticed some of the new signs were being erected advising that the lanes were active between 4pm and 7pm heading south.Hopefully this…Continue


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What bikes do you ride?
Giant Defy
Giant TCR Composite 1
When do you ride?
Weekends, Other

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At 18:18 on August 23, 2013, Lee-Anne said…

I Mike I got this response from the council (via my contact) today:

These main roads are owned & maintained by DPTI. Any requests for sweeping should be passed onto them. I can tell you that DPTI only sweep if requested. They are not big on proactive work. We the COHB do sweep these roads but do not want to take on the responsibility of DPTI infrastructure & maintenance. Thanks

Regards David


next avenue I guess - good luck with this  :)

At 9:34 on August 20, 2013, Lee-Anne said…

Hi Mike W. I have passed on your comment  to my contact at  Holdfast bay Council, who has in turn passed it on to the correct person in council.


At 12:35 on August 18, 2013, Ride-a-Bike Right said…

Hi Mike W,

Thanks for your comment on the event at Holdfast Bay.If you would like to suggest to the council where they could improve their street cleaning here is the link for their website form.

I shall pass it to my contacts as well.

At 20:46 on June 18, 2012, heather said…

Hi Mike, would you comment on my draft letter at

At 15:21 on January 6, 2012, heather said…

Mike, can you take photos of the hazards you mention: abrupt bicycle lane end; worn bicycle path; etc. These will assist my report to the authority. Will sign it Coordinator of Adelaide BUG

At 23:42 on January 4, 2012, heather said…

Mike, I might contact the authority, if I can copy your picture and send that.

As I understand the situation, it is a bicycle lane that ends suddenly. There are some examples of similar situations for vehicles, but black and white signs are used to warn drivers. Are you familiar with the old Kintore Avenue -- Victoria Road intersection in the city. Several cyclists complained to me about that hazard. I reminded ACC a couple of times of the concrete protuberance into the bicycle lane, that squeezed cyclists out. That is if they had not run into concrete because it was hard to see at night (especially when going faster down the hill). ACC fixed it.

There may be a bicycle path on the OTHER side, so first cyclists must cross the road, a potential hazard surely with that busy road. That is, if the cyclist/s have not run off the road, or tried to move into the travel lane and been hit.

Please get back to me.


At 13:21 on November 5, 2011, sandra marshall said…

Hi Mike,Scary Photo...

Thanks so much. It was an exhilarating morning. Such a great group of people, from all around adelaide , and the world!

Are you home already??


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