Mark Parnell MLC
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Mark Parnell MLC's Discussions

Greens cycling policy for Federal election

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Parnell MLC Jun 7, 2016. 15 Replies

It's that time in the political cycle when parties put out their election platforms.  The Greens policy was released yesterday and can be downloaded here:…Continue

Footpath cycling under threat

Started this discussion. Last reply by heather Jul 25, 2016. 139 Replies

I've opened this thread to update folk on the latest moves to restrict footpath cycling.If you haven't seen it, the latest advice to Councils from the Local Government Association is that they do…Continue

Safe Cycling Regulations safe for now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew K Mar 4, 2016. 13 Replies

I don't think it got much media attention, but the Xenophon Team motion to disallow the safe cycling Regulations was defeated in the upper house of State Parliament last Wednesday.If you would like…Continue

When school goes back, how many kids will cycle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Davis Feb 18, 2016. 42 Replies

We know that from Monday, the roads will be busier because schools are back from holiday.  We also know that the pattern of yesteryear with most kids walking and cycling and very few being driven to…Continue


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Mark Parnell MLC replied to Equal2lance2's discussion Peacock Road parking - FINALLY (MTB to King William)
"This is good news. Well done!  I've been riding that route on and off for 25 years and one of the hairiest scenarios is faster bikes overtaking slower ones in that narrow lane between the parked and moving cars.  My guess is that…"
Oct 4, 2018
Mark Parnell MLC replied to Scott Sims's discussion Scott Sims for NPSP Council - Trinity / Maylands Ward in the group Vote For Cyclists
"Good luck Scott!  Checking out your competition, only one other candidate even mentions cycling so hopefully other cyclists in the Ward will rally to the cause."
Oct 3, 2018
Mark Parnell MLC replied to MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS)'s discussion Running for Campbelltown Council in the group Vote For Cyclists
"Good on you for having a go, Mark!"
Oct 2, 2018
Mark Parnell MLC replied to Fay Patterson's discussion Fay Patterson, West Norwood/ Kent Town ward in the group Vote For Cyclists
"Good luck Fay. I'm not in your area but I wish you well with the campaign. More passionate cyclists on Council can only be a good thing."
Oct 2, 2018
Mark Parnell MLC liked Fay Patterson's discussion Fay Patterson, West Norwood/ Kent Town ward
Oct 2, 2018
Mark Parnell MLC replied to burley's discussion Mitcham BUG - Who's interested?
"Great initiative. As a resident of Eden Hills, I've been cycling in and around the Mitcham Hills for over 20 years and regularly commute down to the Plains via Shepherds Hill Rd, South Rd, Daws Rd, Winston Ave, East Ave then via the Bikeway to…"
Jul 17, 2018

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What bikes do you ride?
Various commuter bikes
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Greens member of the Legislative Council in the SA Parliament with responsibility for transport, planning & climate change. I've been a commuter & touring cyclist for 30 years.
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At 19:54 on June 10, 2012, stephen said…

Hi Mark
Nice of you to drop in I hope you will support the repeal of bike helmet laws and end discrimination against bike use and users such as myself.

20 Years of failure and no proof of benefit is enough reason to end this law now.

What is the present greens party view on repealing bike helmet laws ?
Are they aware of the repressive and damaging effect this law has on green transport for so long now. ?

At 15:02 on June 8, 2012, Daniel Lynch said…

Very exciting! I think it will be a valuable asset; any chances to also make it for Android?

At 0:15 on June 6, 2012, heather said…

Hi Mark,

Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists and 3 cycling advocacy groups that I coordinate (Adelaide BUG, Look For Cyclists and Vote For Cyclists). I already send the monthly BUG News to your office. In the current issue that I emailed this week, your public post on AC of 15-May-2012 appears on page 11 under 4.1 Cyclist safety campaign.

We met briefly at the opening of the Mike Turtur overpass as I passed around a petition to keep bicycle lanes on arterial roads. Yes, you signed it.

In my Dec-2011 submission to the National Transport Commission, I referred to Look For Cyclists where I had collated links to AC posts on cycling incidents (Collisions, Near Misses, and Cyclists Assaulted or Objects Thrown) to indicate that improvements are needed in Australian Road Rules and Vehicle Design Rules.

All Adelaide BUG members are invited to a cycling coffee meet-up tomorrow / Wednesday lunchtime at Aroma Cafe on North Terrace. Understand if you are busy. Info at

Cheers, Heather

At 23:49 on June 5, 2012, David B.o.R. said…
Hi Mark, a good few years back we shared facilities in Parliament House (I was working in the library). I was just starting up as a regular cyclist.
Your advice and encouragement was really important in my not quitting the cycling habit back in those crucial early months.
So thanks and welcome to the site.
At 16:17 on March 1, 2011, heather said…

Hi Mark, I will pretend that my sending you Prospect BUG monthly newsletters, with cycling news and the Adelaide Cyclists link, encouraged you to join.

Heather, Coordinator of Adelaide BUG, Prospect BUG & Vote For Cyclists


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