News & Discussion: Cycling

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#316 Post by SRW » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:25 pm

The ~500 bikes are for sale apparently. Maybe the City Council can snap up for cheap, or support a local outfit like EcoCaddy to manage them?
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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#317 Post by Nathan » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:36 pm

Problem would be not in the purchasing of the bikes, but the backend to manage them (ie. the app). Unless they're offering to licence that as part of whatever deal to buy the bikes, I can't imagine there would be much interest.

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#318 Post by mshagg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:41 am

Didn't ACC defund their share bike scheme on the back of Ofo's initial success?

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#319 Post by Llessur2002 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:07 pm

mshagg wrote:
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Didn't ACC defund their share bike scheme on the back of Ofo's initial success?
It's funded until 31st December. I presume/hope this will be revisited if no other dockless scheme operator fills the gap before then.

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#320 Post by Bob » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:45 pm

I am not sure if other people have heard of issues with the new bikeway section in Frome Street but earlier today I witnessed from a distance what could have been a nasty escalation between two men and two male cyclists.

Two men in office clothes were using the cycle way as their pedestrian path strolling down the middle and effectively blocking the path.

Two cyclists that rung their bell as a warning were verbally abused. I did not hang around to see if things escalated.

Is there a need for clearer path markings for the new bikeways? Maybe it is not clear enough? Has there been any comprehensive feedback from regular users? Might be an opportunity to fine tune the markings before the next section is completed?

Not sure if this incident was an exception or a regular occurrence?

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#321 Post by Nathan » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:42 am

BikeSA have bought up the ofo bikes, and will be exploring how they implement them.
Bike sharing in Adelaide receives a new lease on life
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sou ... ccebb631a3

BIKE sharing in Adelaide has been revived after Bike SA struck a deal to buy Ofo’s 450 leftover cycles.

The city faced having no free bike service after Ofo, which was responsible for the scores of yellow bikes across Adelaide, this month announced it would shut down its Australian operations.

Bike SA chief executive Christian Haag, told The Advertiser the plan would most likely veer away from the dockless bike model Ofo attempted in its short stint in Australia, which resulting in many bikes being dumped in rivers, up trees and on footpaths.

He said a range of “hybrid docking models” would be considered over the next couple of months. These could involve technology to track the bikes and the requirement that users return them to racks to which they would be tethered.

Mr Haag said the plan was to strike a sustainable revenue model, meaning there could be a small fee to hire the bikes.

Adelaide City Council may partner with Bike SA.

Councillor Houssam Abiad has proposed the council sponsor or partner with the organisation to help retrofit the bikes with locking and location technology.

He said it would allow the council to make more informed decisions about its bike infrastructure.

“It will provide the opportunity to target our investment in bike infrastructure based off commuter habits,” he said.

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#322 Post by Eurostar » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:07 am

I hired bike many times from the Carrington Street free bike hire place , it'll be good to see more mountain bikes available for free hire

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#323 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:12 am

Nathan wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:42 am
BikeSA have bought up the ofo bikes, and will be exploring how they implement them.
That's great news and it's good to read that the ACC are, perhaps cautiously, on board. Hopefully they've started to realise the benefits that a bike share scheme can bring to the city.

I have to pop down from Rundle Mall to Carrington Street for a haircut at lunchtime and I'll really miss hopping on an ofo. Such a pain that they're gone...

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#324 Post by rhino » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:04 pm

Bob wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:45 pm
I am not sure if other people have heard of issues with the new bikeway section in Frome Street but earlier today I witnessed from a distance what could have been a nasty escalation between two men and two male cyclists.

Two men in office clothes were using the cycle way as their pedestrian path strolling down the middle and effectively blocking the path.

Two cyclists that rung their bell as a warning were verbally abused. I did not hang around to see if things escalated.

Is there a need for clearer path markings for the new bikeways? Maybe it is not clear enough? Has there been any comprehensive feedback from regular users? Might be an opportunity to fine tune the markings before the next section is completed?

Not sure if this incident was an exception or a regular occurrence?
This is a case of misuse by the pedestrians. The bikeway has been designed for bikes, there is a footpath for pedestrians 3m further over. Perhaps more obvious signage is needed?
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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#325 Post by Llessur2002 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:03 pm

And the South Road cycling/pedestrian overpass is finally open :banana:

https://portadbug.org/2018/07/31/portbu ... -now-open/

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#326 Post by Norman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:32 pm

Update from the City Council regarding the Frome Street Bikeway

20 August
Pirie Street - Wakefield Street construction scheduled for completion

27 August
Rundle Street - Grenfell Street construction scheduled for completion

29 August
Bikeway Counter scheduled for activation

Source: https://yourfutureadelaide.com.au/proje ... -bikeways/

I've been waiting for one of those bikeway counters for years. They are all over Europe these days. Here's an example of what they look like:

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#327 Post by omada » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:03 am

No mention when the north-south link all the way to North Terrace will be completed ?

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#328 Post by Nathan » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:20 am

omada wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:03 am
No mention when the north-south link all the way to North Terrace will be completed ?
The last section (Rundle St to North Tce) has to wait until the Adelaidean has been completed.

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#329 Post by Llessur2002 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:37 am

This should be interesting if anyone's in the area...
Critical Mass Photo Shoot

Sunday from 09:00-10:30, South Road lowered motorway

Hosted by Westside BUG and Bicycle Institute of South Australia

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Know this picture? We have ONE chance to take our own ICONIC ADELAIDE IMAGE. We need at least 100 RIDERS so bring your family, friends and dogs. Cargo bikes encouraged; our own freight carriers :)

What's happening? As a part of their opening celebrations the T2T project team are allowing bikes (and walkers) onto the now complete South Rd Lowered Motorway (from Torrens River to Torrens Rd) for an hour and a half only (9:00am - 10:30am). While we are not as interested in celebrating this expensive infrastructure for cars it has given us an idea!

Let's get together and create an amazing photo with the help of Tim Loft, Adelaide's own cycling photographer. In an artistic way, we want to show the space a 100 cyclists take up compared to 100 cars and we need your help. If we get more than 100 that's great; we will include everyone in a big bunch shot.

Tim will take a second photo from the same position once the motorway opens. Together the photos will symbolise the high cost to transport people by car and how brilliant bikes are.

Come wearing a coloured top to represent a car colour. No high vis necessary - but colourful is great!

Meet from 9am on Holden Street, in front of the Coopers Stadium (near intersection with Susan Street), Hindmarsh. We will then enter the motorway via Susan St by 9:30 to give us time to set up the picture. Entry is via Susan St, Hindmarsh only.

We will never have this chance again!

For all details of the T2T event - file:///C:/Users/Honey%20cakes/Desktop/T2T%20project%20-%20cycling%20and%20walking%20community%20celebration%2023%20September%202018%20.pdf

All credit for the idea goes to the Westside BUG - but BISA is very happy to help out. BISA will cover photography costs but if you can donate a dollar or two to help out on the day that would be great. BISA is a community volunteer advocacy group.
https://www.facebook.com/events/373738156499214/

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Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

#330 Post by Llessur2002 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:50 am

Dedicated cycling and walking track planned to connect Gawler to Port Adelaide

CYCLISTS will soon be able to travel “safely” from Port Adelaide to Gawler on a dedicated cycling and walking track.

As part of the $885 million Northern Connector project, the State Government has announced it will extend the proposed shared-use path from Gawler to Port Adelaide.

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A new shared use path linking Port Adelaide to Gawler.

The new off-road path will connect the existing path off Eastern Parade in Port Adelaide to the Northern Connector path.

It will run side-by-side with the Port River Expressway and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Once it is up and running, cycling on the Port River Expressway between Port Adelaide and the Superway will be banned.

Transport Minister Stephan Knoll said the shared-use path would provide a safe route for cyclists between Port Adelaide and Gawler.

He said the new path would reduce traffic congestion and travel times for both cyclists and motorists.

“The shared-use path will provide a safe, attractive and direct alternative to the current bike lanes on the Port River Expressway,” he said.
From: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenge ... a37e0d7491

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