Boltage program

Coast Vines Rail Trail roadworks

Do you ride the Vines Rail Trail? Please note this advice from DPTI about the upcoming work.

COAST TO VINES RAIL TRAIL

Cyclists using the Coast to Vines Rail Trail should be aware that construction has begun on the McLaren vale Overpass. DPTI's contractor Bardavcol has established a compound at the corner of Victor Harbor Road and Martins Road adjacent to the rail trail.

Major earthworks have started and heavily laden trucks and other vehicles cross the path frequently. Warning signs and orange bunting have been erected on the approach to the site and cyclists are asked to proceed with care.

Paris cyclists now able to legally run red lights

Paris city councillors recently voted to give the green light to cyclists to legally proceed through red lights in the French capital. The pilot program will be tested at 15 intersections in east end of Paris and if successful will roll out to 1,700 intersections across the city.

Cyclists must of course yield to pedestrians and oncoming traffic before proceeding through these designated intersections and would be held liable if they caused a collision.

Road Diets

Road diets featuring Dan Burden who came up with the phrase. A streets film production but Dan is a founder of the Walkable and Liveable Communities Institute at http://www.walklive.org/

Moving Beyond the Automobile: Road Diets from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Petition to reopen the Holland St bridge

There is a group of cyclists who feel passionate encough about the need for the Holland St bridge to be reopened by Charles Sturt Council they've started a petition.

The Holland Street bridge has for many years provided a convenient, safe, car-free route for cyclists and pedestrians wishing to cross the River Torrens between South and Port Roads. It's untimely closure breaks an important link in a popular low-stress cycling route and necessitates a tedious and potentially hazardous detour involving some of Adelaide's busiest streets.

Want to write a bicycle story?

Our next edition of Pedal Update is being put together now. Do you have a cycling story to tell? We'd love you to share it with us and the membership. No story too short (or long) and if you've got some photos we can use them as well.

Perhaps you've been touring or seen some great cycling Utopia get writing and email editor@bisa.asn.au

Don't forget that if your membership fees are due you can quickly renew by using PayPal or bank transfer. Go to our Join or renew membership page here.

The Dutch Cycling Embassy

The Dutch Cycling Embassy website has much information for all on this site with a lot of research material on cycling infrastructure and we will endeavour in the future to post some of it onto the website. http://www.dutchcycling.nl/en/home

They have produced this excellent video produced and narrated by Amsterdamize 's Marc Van Woudenberg.

NACTO's "Cities for Cycling" Roadshow Rocks Chicago

A Streetsfilms video on the US intiative of Cities for Cycling allowing city planners to learn from each others experience. It is always a good thing to minimize the mistakes made in other cities and councils and implement best practice. Hopefully it provokes some thought on planning principles and how different Adelaide councils and the State Government need to work together and learn from each other in implementing bicycle infrastructure.

 

Adelaide has won the right to host Velo-City Global 2014 - it's official!

Latest PRESS RELEASE on the Adelaide City Council web page.

http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/council/media-centre/media-releases/a...

It's great news, congratulations to all the stakeholders who worked hard to win the conference.

 

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