Invitation to a PortBUG Survey Ride.


New Greenway at St Clair (Photo: Dave Case)

Hi Bicycle Folks,    This coming Sunday morning, 7th Oct. the PortBUG will conduct an informal review ride – a ‘saddle-survey’ – of the Port Adelaide-to-City section of the Outer Harbour Greenway. This stretch of the Greenway runs for 13km from The Port to the Adelaide Parklands.

We’d like to invite ‘followers’ from our BUG Blog and our facebook Bicycle Forum to come along with us and contribute to a vision & plan for the ongoing development of the route.

We’ll meet by 9am outside the Port Admiral Hotel, c’nr Commercial Road and St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. We’ll need to get going promptly so we suggest that you try to get there around 8.30-8.45 so you have a chance to meet BUG members. Bring a snack and a drink, particularly if it looks like it’s going to be warm. We should be back in the Port by 12-12.30.

All are welcome! The ride will be quite leisurely with pauses to take photos and discuss and document opportunities for improving the route. We’ll ride up to the Adelaide Parklands (via the new Underpass) and then return – probably via a coffee-stop and opportunity for discussion, either at the Plant 4 Market or the Loose Caboose Café, both near the new Bowden Rail Station.

This brief survey is the first step in a program of ‘discovery’ the BUG is undertaking to prepare submissions for a new PA/E ‘Integrated Transport Plan’ that we understand will replace the Council’s current Bike Plan after 2020. Other steps in this process will probably involve:

  • surveying community recommendations for new bike routes/bikeway improvements
  • a similar survey of recommendations for improved conditions for walking and other forms of Active Transport (including movement and access for children and for people with physical disabilities)
  • a mapping exercise to identify ‘gaps’ in the current PA/E Bike Network & opportunities for improved connectivity.

This is not an organized ride – the route is very secure but participants need to be responsible for their own safety. If you haven’t ridden the OHG route yet this will be a good opportunity to become familiar with it. We look forward to your contributions and to meeting ‘followers’ from the Blog and Facebook Forum!

GuideThe PortBUG has prepared a simple OHG Wayfaring Guide which you can download and print from our Greenway page. We’ll also encounter a couple of short detours along the way (due to ongoing work on the Greenway) which you can read about at our f/b forum posts here and here.

We look forward to catching up if you can come along.

Sam Powrie, Secretary, PortBUG. M: 0478 514 21

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