TDU Media Release From Greens MLC Mark Parnell.
“Friday 25th January 2013. As Tour delights, bike blackspots fester
With international cycling attention on Adelaide this week, the needs of ordinary bike commuters must remain a Government priority, says Greens Parliamentary Leader Mark Parnell.
The call comes as the Greens bike blackspot smart phone app continues to provide real time information on danger spots for cyclists on our roads.
“It is ironic that as the Tour Down Under cycling teams head up Main North East Road today for the start of Stage 4, they will pass one of the most notorious bike blackspots in metropolitan Adelaide,” said Greens Leader and keen cyclist, Mark Parnell.
“In Windsor Gardens, the bike lane completely disappears at the Windsor Hotel forcing cyclists into fast moving traffic.
“This is just one example of many highlighted by cyclists since the Greens bike blackspot app was launched in the middle of last year.
“While we celebrate the wonderful Tour Down Under, the needs of daily bike commuters must not be ignored.
“Fixing bike blackspots is a very effective way of making cycling safer and more attractive.
“I urge the new Transport Minister Tom Koutsantonis to act promptly when reports from cyclists using the Greens app start arriving on his desk,” he said.
The ‘Bike Blackspot’ app allows cyclists to record the location and type of problem, attach a photo, notes and then automatically email the SA Transport Minister and the Greens. All Blackspots recorded go onto a map at http://sa.bikeblackspot.org
The app can be downloaded here: http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/bike-blackspot/id510581717?mt=8“