Super Tuesday bike count results from Adelaide City Council

Adelaide City Council have tallyed up the counts from all the city entry points as counted on Super Tuesday in March and they report an upward trend just shy of 10% on 2011.

For those intersections counted in both 2011 and 2012, we had an overall  increase of 9.8%, which is right on the long term trend. The actual counts of each point is attached here.

The report from the ACC:

New bike lanes for arterial roads

NEW BIKE LANES TO BE INSTALLED ON ARTERIAL ROADS

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will begin the installation of new bicycle lanes along Old Port Road and Main North Road in the coming weeks.

The new bicycle lanes will be installed at:

• Old Port Road, between Bower Road and Frederick Road, West Lakes
• Main North Road, between Mawson Lake Boulevard and The Grove Way
• Main North Road (western side), between Grand Junction Road and the State Sports Park, Gepps Cross
• Crittenden Road, between Findon Road to Grange Road

Want safer cycling? Don’t dismiss dooring

Care and consideration make the road safer for everyone. Enforcing the law helps too. Fernando de Sousa (republished courtesy of The Conversation/ CC)

Every year, more Australians – particularly in cities – are riding to work. More cyclists means fewer cars on the road, less congestion, less pollution and fewer health problems. But every year more people are injured riding bikes, many of them following crashes with opened car doors. Are we doing enough to keep cyclists safe?

Prospect Road success

An article about how Prospect Road is having success in attracting more people and sales to the street since Prospect council have installed pedestrian friendly policies and a 40 kph speed zone. Prospect city council well done although cycling infrastructure still needs improvement from our perspective but it is a large step forward. Bring on the Integrated movement strategy for the Adelaide CBD. The simple idea highlighted here is to produce streets which attract people not solely cars = more sales and retailers for your street which in turn attracts even more people and sales.

The Invention of Jaywalking

Article from http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/04/invention-jaywalking/1837/ 

It happened again the other night.

Let's Go to Town - Solutions to City Traffic Congestion (1950s)

Here's a fun video if you have half an hour to kick back and have a laugh.

It kind of explains why we are banging on about the Integrated Movement Strategy.

Because it was made by General Motors in the 1950's, the aim of the vid was to sell buses, so trains, trams and bikes are not mentioned - but the basic message is still relevant.

Integrated Movement Strategy released

More on the ACC's approval of their Integrated Movement Strategy as it comes out, but it will be great for cycling and pedestrians and in reality not too bad for cars either. Unlike the Channel 7 news who seem to want to scare people that cars will somehow be forced into exile and nobody will be able to find a park, this is about making Adelaide a more interesting and economically stronger city in giving pedestrians the priority in the streetscapes in which they can mingle, shop, sit around at cafes etc etc etc and spend money.

San Francisco: Reclaiming Streets With Innovative Solutions

Adelaide's cargo bike revolution being led by the Lord Mayor

Stephen Yarwood came along to the Cargo Bike Picnic today at Elder Park, with his son Oliver. He tried out the Miller-MacRae family shopping/ child carrying vehicle, along with a few others. Check out the cargo bike grin.

After his ride he got up and spoke a few words and declared his love of cargo bikes and wants to see them as a part of the transformation of the city. The only problem is, cargo bikes might scratch cars... [open the story to see the great photo].

Latest cycling news from DPTI - Military, Churchill Rd & Emerson Overpass

The press releases have been coming thick and fast this week so I thought I'd post them up in one go.

1. Military Rd gets new bike lanes:

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will begin the installation bicycle lanes on Military Road between Bower Road and Dunstone Road, Semaphore Park next week.

The bicycle lanes to improve safety for cyclists will be operational once line-marking and signs are in place.

They will operate during peak traffic periods from 7.30 am to 9.00 am and 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm from Monday to Friday, in both directions.

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