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.”

Greenways: the future of Adelaide's bikeways?

24/08/2012 , 1:30 PM by john Thompson-Mills          

Do you know what a Greenway is? Well if you're a cyclist, you should at least try to find out because Greenways form a significant part of the SA Government's cycling infrastructure. 891 Mornings presenter Ian Henschke spoke to Sam Powrie and Transport Minister Patrick Conlon about the Greenway policy as outlined in 2010 and the construction of Adelaide's first 'greenway network'. Ian asked what Greenways will mean for bike users across the city. Listen to the audio

Brisbane's next bikeways revealed

City Hall will spend more than $10 million of a $120 million bikeway budget in the next 12 months, according to a list which shows a year-on-year breakdown of Brisbane City Council's bikeway program.

Stages 3 and 4 of the Bicentennial bikeway top the list with a combined value of $15.2 million, though the Land Street to Regatta Ferry upgrade won't be completed until next financial year.

However, the council will spend $1.6 million connecting Greenslopes Hospital to the state government's new Pacific Motorway V1 Bikeway and $1.8 million on the Cabbage Tree bikeway at Aspley Carseldine before the year is out.

Grants available for safer, greener travel projects

Are you a group, or individual, with a great idea to get more people cycling and reduce cars on our roads? It can be a small idea within your community.

Funding allocation for SA cycling projects

The SA Governent has announced that $1.4 million will be spent in 2012/13 for cycling initiatives across the state through the State Government’s Black Spot Program and the State Bicycle Fund.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Patrick Conlon said a significant portion of the funding has been assigned to improving cycling access to, and conditions within, the City of Adelaide, reflecting the Weatherill Government’s priority to create a vibrant city for all South Australians.

Velo-city Global 2012

Velo-city Global 2012
25 July 2012

Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood returns from the world’s premier cycling planning conference, inspired about Adelaide’s cycling future.

Velo-city Global, held in Vancouver, Canada, last month brought together politicians, government planners and academics to discuss best practice for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities.

Stephen’s keynote speech focused on the City of Adelaide’s integrated approach to transport planning, which aims to make cycling an attractive option for travelling into and around the city.

“City transport should be about choice and sustainability,” Stephen said.

Cycling deaths, injuries rise

Drivers blamed as cycling deaths, injuries rise

Heather Kennett
Sunday Mail (SA)
July 15, 2012 12:00AM

ANZAC Highway is South Australia's most dangerous road for cyclists, while more riders are injured and killed in the CBD than any other suburb.

The Motor Accident Commission revealed cycling casualties increased from 463 in 2007 to 562 last year.

An analysis of Adelaide's cycling blackspots, compiled for the Sunday Mail, shows that 253 cyclists were injured or killed riding through the CBD over the four-year period followed by 97 at Beulah Park in Adelaide's east, and 93 at Glenelg.

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