Northern Territory freedom

This informative video from Mike Rubbo of http://www.situp-cycle.com/ shows how the Northen Territory have taken a different path than the rest of Australia on helmet laws and footpath sharing. It reminds of a recent trip to Alice Springs and being surprised by the number of cyclists on a typically hot summer day and the number not wearing helmets and the good network of pathways provided to cyclists. Mike travelled to Darwin in 2010 to produce this video on the way they provide for cycling in the Northern Territory. http://www.situp-cycle.com/2010/09/16/darwin-shows-the-way/

City of Marion to invest in cycling and walking in new $1.8mil plan

News released today from City of Marion.

“Railway Terrace will be transformed into a people-friendly street that promotes healthy lifestyles by encouraging walking and cycling and use of public transport while accommodating the needs of motorists,”

Concept plan for feedback by 5 April

http://makingmarion.com.au/railwayterrace


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Tuesday, February 26 2013
$1.8m streetscape puts walking and cycling first

Coast to Vines Reconstruction: River Rd and Railway Tces reconstruction

 We have received the following notification from the Onkaparinga Council:

 

In conjunction with the State Government, the Onkaparinga Council has constructed the Coast to Vines (C2V) Trail.

 

The section between River Rd and Railway Tce is in poor condition and at the end of its lifecycle. 

Bike theft on the ride in Adelaide. Keeping your bike safe

There has been a lot of reported bike thefts in Adelaide recently. Many from the CBD and around popular places like the university and Gawler Place but also from private property. One story we heard was an entire trailer with 12 bikes was stolen from a front yard. The good news on that one was many of the bikes were recovered.

SAPOL have tried to communicate about the problem to cyclists and have introduced what they called a 'Bike Passport'. It's really a simple document that encourges you to take notes about your bike - make, size and particular components like tyre brands, pedal type etc. It was launched at the recent TDU Ride Like Crazy event.

Vale Alex Moulton

British bicycle engineer best know for his unique bicycle designs with small wheels and unique suspension designs, Sir Alex Moulton OBE, has died aged 92.

Read more about his life on Bike Radar here.

Moulton

 

Council announces plans to get city moving

The Adelaide City Council has released it's wide ranging transport plans for Adelaide. The 10 year plan aims to turn car-dominated streets into pedestrian and cycling-friendly environments to accomodate the demands of a growing greater Adelaide

Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood told The Advertiser, "This is wholly and solely focused on bringing more people into the city,"

"We have got to go from 200,000 people in the CBD every day to 300,000 people every day.

"We are seeing significant growth in the number of people coming into the city and we need to tap into that by providing the best possible accessibility and transport."

Have your say on Frome St cycle lane plans

The Adelaide City Council is inviting opinions on their proposed bike lane plans for a section of the Frome Street Bicycle Route between Glen Osmond Road and Pirie Street. The Bicycle Institute were involved in some consultation on these plans and ideas and are very happy to see the options being presented for public comment.

Please click here and have your say or download the project information sheet [PDF] here. It's quick and easy and will mean a lot to cycling into and around Adelaide.

 

The economics of cycling adds up

From macrobusiness economics blog and the conversation.

http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2012/10/economics-of-cycling-make-sense/

Streets for People : Compendium for South Australian Practice

A significant document recently released as a collaboration between DPTI and the Heart Foundation SA along with others who make up the SA Active Living Coalition. Hopefully to be well used by town planners throughout SA. The design document can be downloaded via their website at http://saactivelivingcoalition.com.au/

Streets for People Compendium Cover

More welcome news on cycling infrastructure

The Adelaide City Council and State Govenment have today annoucned a new group - The Bicycle Infrastructure Group (BIG) - to focus on cycle pathways and route planning and encouraging more cyclists for a heathly community. The annoucement coincides with the visit to Adelaide of members of the European Cyclists' Federation to begin planning for the 2014 Velo Cities cycling conference.

The release in full.

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