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.



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.

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

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.

Adelaide City Council listens to cyclists

AdelaideNow reports that cyclists have overwhelmingly come out in support of the Adelaide City Council's plans to build more cycle paths and better connect cycleways from the inner suburbs into the city.

The plans, that have an allocated cost of $2.2mil in this financial year, include at least 11 new cycling paths connecting the city with Magill, Norwood and Prospect.

Update: Cyclist and Pedestrian Detours for Southern Expressway Duplication

  This message has been generated as part of our ongoing commitment to keep the cycling community informed about the Southern Expressway duplication project.  Construction of the Southern Expressway duplication is continuing and the coming weeks will see changes to current pedestrian/cyclist detours. Detours will be in place with traffic management and directional signage for guidance. A summary of these detours is as follows: 

Leigh Street trials six-month road closure

Councillor Malani says one of the key successes of Leigh Street’s laneway culture is the collaboration between traders, working together to create a vibrant precinct.

As traders adjust to a six-month trial road closure, many are noticing more people in the street and a calmer atmosphere during the day.

“We want to really identify the strengths of closing the street and what works, and take some learnings away from that,” Clr Malani said.

“We are looking at a potential long-term closure and landscaping; to enable people to have a beautiful outdoor dining space, a pedestrian and cycle-friendly space, and see where we can replicate this throughout the city.”

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