Vic Park crit track users upset at new 'go slow' near grandstand signage

Nat Redmond has shared a photo on Facebook of new signage that has appeared around the Victoria Park grandstand and 'Velo Precinct' asking cyclists to ride slower. As we come into warmer weather and the crit racing season starts many are asking what's the point of a purpose build crit track that allows racing to be held even when the work is underway for Clipsal when training can't be done at speed?

The 'Velo Precinct' cafe, function centre and spin training rooms operated by Stuart O'Grady are also popular with mother's groups and there have been some close incidents (even personally during the Community Cup time trials held in May and June).

Surely some common sense from the Adelaide City Council has been neglected?

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Comment by Andrew K on August 18, 2016 at 13:31

Advisory signs that will be ignored. Sounds like someone at the ACC doesn't have a strong grasp of reality.

Comment by Equal2lance on August 18, 2016 at 16:53

That can't be true, no council in the world is that stupid.

Comment by Peter B on August 19, 2016 at 11:08

I dunno. It's public space. My feeling is that unless you're paying, you have to be prepared to share the space. I assume you can join a cycling club and get priority use at a velodrome.

Perhaps long term, some extra track could be put down to bypass the cafe. (So the cafe area is like a "pit lane").

Comment by Peter H on August 19, 2016 at 11:41

The original crit course was essentially the old clipsal circuit.  That new grandstand part of the track only exists because of years of extensive campaigning by the racing community.   Cycling clubs and pedal prix do already pay for exclusive use during events, but even during these times there are lots of people and keep fit groups etc. with an attitude of public entitlement who blindly wander across the track during races.

Comment by Simlin on August 19, 2016 at 12:20

Just take it as a friendly reminder to look out for unsteady toddlers on balance bikes while ripping out your intervals and move on.

Comment by Tim B on August 19, 2016 at 12:33
Perhaps they should have put a sign out front of the cycling cafe just before the cycling track saying - Watch for Bikes?
Comment by Jilden on August 20, 2016 at 8:40

It could be worse, there could be "cyclist dismount" signs outside of the cafe. ;-)

Comment by snappy_don on August 23, 2016 at 12:11

@Dave- Unfortunately booking are affected too. The HPV pedal prix  have not been allowed to use that section of track at all for their Sunday training, instead diverted up the motor circuit track through the middle of the park.

Warning signs are fine, but surely 30m of fence along the bottom of the grandstand steps would solve the problem.

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