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Consultation opens on the East-West Bikeway (closing Feb 19)
 
For the first time in over 3 years, the public is being given the opportunity to comment on an east-west bikeway design.

The proposed route is shown below and includes a fully separated kerbside bikeway with a proposed 2.5m width (excluding pinch points).

 
Our aim is to encourage as many positive responses as is possible. Please take a few minutes to fill in the online form today (the form is at the bottom of the page). Consultation results will decide if this project is delivered or abandoned.

You can see more detail on the proposal here

Other ways to provide feedback include:
Talk with a team member: 0407 773 198
Email your comments to citybikeways@cityofadelaide.com.au
Written Submissions All written submissions must be received by 5.00pm on the date advertised and should be addressed to: Community Consultation East-West Bikeway GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

Our key thoughts:
1. The proposed design and route will provide a safe low-stress cycle route for people to access the city from the east and from the west.
2. While a route directly along Flinders is preferred, we deem it to be an almost impossible mission to achieve and therefore support the alternative route proposed.
3. The centre of the road option is untested, unsafe, and unfeasible (a distraction aiming to derail the project by opposing councilors not recommended by staff).
4. Delivery of the proposed street design will increase the number of people cycling to the city for the many benefits it will bring. Delivery should not be delayed any longer. 


SPREAD THE WORD AND SPEAK UP - 11% of cycling accidents occur in the City of Adelaide. Riders deserve a safe option!
Name change to Bike Adelaide - It's official
We have received confirmation from the powers that be, and we're now officially Bike Adelaide. We're proud of what we achieved as BISA and look forward to continuing the good work as Bike Adelaide, but hopefully with a little less confusion about who we are (or aren't).

As well as the logo used in the header will see us using the following logo for our advocacy work.



Green is our primary colour (we have purposefully avoided colours pushed by the be safe be seen campaigns. For us safety comes from safe infrastructure, and effective supporting policies and practices.)

However, knowing how diverse the fabulous biking community is we will celebrate riding in all colours and bikes of all sorts so expect some variation. As an inclusive organisation we consider ourselves animal friendly, child friendly, and hot dog friendly.




If you don't feel represented by any of the pictures above please send a picture our way :) We want to make sure we represent you and your needs.

*Please note images are not meant as a statement on helmet laws. They are a statement on the fun and freedom cycling brings and the diversity of people who cycle. They are also a statement on what a cycle network needs to accommodate to support everyday cycling (pedalling dogs and hotdogs excluded).

For more on our approach, advocacy priorities, and our connection with regional BUGs through the SA BUG network please visit Bike Adelaide – Advocating for bike friendly communities

Thank you for everyone's patience while we go through this change. We are still contactable on our BISA emails and at this stage chair@bikeadelaide.org.au. We look forward to many more years of friendship as together we work to create bike-friendly communities across Greater Adelaide and SA.

Also, please encourage your riding friends and family to join Bike Adelaide
RAA Risky Rides Survey Results
Thank you to the RAA for conducting their first Risky Rides Survey. The results are now in. To see which roads and bike paths came out as the "riskiest" and for some interesting quick stats on accidents and bike usage view their quick fact sheet

The full report includes interesting insights into the cyclist experience.

The survey includes a high volume of responses from recreational riders using arterial roads and the key concerns, therefore, focus on arterial roads. Bike Adelaide has written to the RAA seeking further discussion on infrastructure priorities to encourage everyday transport cycling. We plan to meet to discuss this further later this month. 
Super Tuesday Bike Count - call for volunteers
This year Bike Adelaide will again be counting cyclists on Super Tuesday.  This will be the 11th year that we have taken part in the national event. Last year we saw a Covid-induced dip, after a strong rise the year before.  Will we get back to the 2019 levels?
If you are able to spare a couple of hours from 7am to 9am on Tuesday 2 March (and hopefully join us for coffee and cake afterward), please email 
Ian Radbone, or phone him on 0402 965 929.
Advocacy update
Thanks to Fay Patterson for providing feedback on the Crafers to Stirling Bikeway proposal and feedback on options for the Chief street redesign being proposed by the City of Charles Sturt on behalf of Bike Adelaide.

Thanks to Andrew Waugh for attending the Brighton Hove Rail Grade Separation feedback session. Andrew advised designs do not include a raised pedestrian/cycle path and provided feedback about the importance of this addition. You can provide your thoughts at the DIT website.

Thanks to Katie and Brian for meeting with Mitcham Council to discuss the City to Flinders Bikeway. The meeting was very productive. Council consultation is currently open on the route. Have your say before the closing date. This bikeway will endeavor to avoid areas of high vehicle volumes and areas with a crash history involving vulnerable road users and vehicles. Our priority is to also ensure the route provides a direct, flowing ride. 
Bits and Bobs
We've all seen graphs of speed versus fatalities. This is speed vs yielding to pedestrians - and something similar can be guessed for cyclists. Lower speeds are just more humane. (Source: the World Bank.)
The 'Bloke' aims to ride and record as many (possibly all?) of Australia’s bike trails. He has created an interesting website full of both city and regional pathway reviews and other useful information.
Join Bike Adelaide and add your voice to the call for improved infrastructure for all cyclists

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Pedal Update is a newsletter of Bike Adelaide Inc., published monthly.  Bike Adelaide is incorporated in South Australia.  Material published in Pedal Update is copyright unless otherwise stated.  Articles and graphics may be copied and republished by non-profit organisations, provided the author and Pedal Update are given credit.  When by lines are used, opinions published in Pedal Update are not necessarily those of Bike Adelaide
 
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