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PortBUG: Cargo Bike Try-Out Day!

ADELAIDE FAMILY & CARGO BIKE DEMO DAY!!! Join Dutch Cargo Bikes for a fun day, try bikes, ask about e-bikes, chat to find a solution for YOU!

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PortBUG: The Port’s Cycleways – A Turning Point!

The recent completion of the Outer Harbor Greenway after 14 years of planning & construction signals a ‘turning point’ in the development of the Port Adelaide/Enfield Bicycle Network! We celebrated this completion with a BikeFest gathering on the Greenway & by … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Access to Glanville Rail Station – Ministerial Response.

Hi Folks,  Back in June the PortBUG wrote to the Transport Minister seeking clarity about impacts that the new housing development immediately adjacent to Glanville Rail Station seems likely to have on: pedestrian safety and disability access in and around … Continue reading

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PortBUG: BikeFest Updates.

BikeFest is only 2 weeks away – I can’t sleep! Sunday October 13th at Plant 4, Bowden then via the newly completed Outer Harbor Greenway to Woodville Town Hall for a CargoBike Convergence & the Adelaide Premiere of MOTHERLOAD: CARGO … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Gawler Greenway Update – Great News!

Gawler Greenway: Islington to Mawson Lakes Nearly Complete! A recent update notification from the Gawler Greenway Project advises us that works on the Islington to Mawson Lakes section of the Gawler Greenway are likely to be completed by mid-late October, … Continue reading

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PortBUG Special Event Notice: BikeFest & MOTHERLOAD 2019!

Dear PortBUG Friends, As you may have gathered, we are – after 14 years – now very close to completion of the 13km Outer Harbor Greenway (connecting the Adelaide CBD & ParklandS Pathways to the Port Adelaide Waterfront). Sources tell … Continue reading

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PortBUG: August News Update.

1.  SheRIDES Confidence-Building Program:  Ladies – like to become a more confident and informed rider? Consider signing up for CyclingSA’s SheRIDES Program.  “She Rides is a 6- 8 week structured riding and skills program that teaches women to discover their confidence and the … Continue reading

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PortBUG: MOTHERLOAD documentary comes to Adelaide!

  MOTHERLOAD Comes to Adelaide! Love our Planet, bicycles & a great story? Put this date in your diary right now & join us for the Free Screening & Adelaide Premiere of MOTHERLOAD, an exciting crowd-sourced documentary film exploring the cycling … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Announcing ‘The Big Bike Film Night’.

The Big Bike Film Night has announced that their film festival event is coming to Adelaide in August. In essence it is a short film-fest style event that celebrates cycling in all its glorious shapes and forms. The 2019 collection … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Improvements on the Outer Harbor Greenway.

The PortBUG was recently involved in discussions with Charles Sturt Council – along with WestsideBUG and BISA – about proposed changes to the Outer Harbor Greenway path at the junction of Belmore and David Terraces, Woodville Park. PortBUG has long … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Impacts of Car-Park Closure, Glanville Rail Station.

As Port Adelaide, Semaphore and other local residents may be aware, DPTI has posted signs at the entrance to Glanville Rail Station’s eastern car park indicating that it will soon be closed permanently with the start of the ‘Fletcher’s Slip’ housing project. The … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Northern Connector Bikeway Recon…

Today PortBUG members took a brief reconnaissance road trip up to Gawler to check out the route of the Northern Connector (NC) Bikeway and try to figure out its potential connections to established bikeways and bike networks. Although there was … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Summary of recent discussions with PA/E Council

Hi Folks, Each year BUG members have several meetings with Council staff aimed at reviewing goals and priorities from the Bike Plan and figuring out how to best continue development of the PA/E Bike Network. Last month we met to finalise … Continue reading

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PortBUG: April 2019 (Completion of the OHGreenway & More!)

1.  The OH Greenway Takes Off! (via PortBUG’s facebook group) DPTI have informed us that at long last work on the missing 150-metre ‘gasworks’ section of the Outer Harbor Greenway (between Chief and East streets, Bowden) is about to commence. … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Welcome to 2019!

1. Port Adelaide/Enfield’s Bike Budget 2018-19 & 2019/20: In October, 2018 (and following cuts to the State Bike Fund) PA/E Council approved a somewhat reduced bike budget for the coming year (2018-19). New works currently nominated include: a pedestrian refuge across … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Last post for 2018!

Hi Folks, There’s just time for a few updates before we fire up the BBQs and fill the Eskys. 1.  Our ‘Followers’ – A Big Thankyou!  First I’d like to welcome all those who have signed up to follow the PortBUG … Continue reading

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PortBUG: 2018 End of Year & ‘Christmas’ Update!

1. PortBUG & the Tour Down Under: On January 15th, 2019 the first stage of the Tour Down Under will be finishing in St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. The Finish will be accompanied by a Street Party & Festival. PortBUG will … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Your feedback sought – changes to OHGreenway……

The City of Charles Sturt are planning extensive remodelling of three key T-junctions on the Outer Harbor Greenway on Belmore Terrace and they are seeking your feedback! They have proposed raised intersection pavements at the following junctions on Belmore Terrace … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Local Cycling Update, October 2018.

1.  Invitation to a Special PortBUG Meeting:  PortBUG’s November meeting this Thursday evening will be given over entirely to a discussion with Chris Dunn, Manager Design, Construction & Transport at Port Adelaide/Enfield Council. We’d like to invite our Blog Readers … Continue reading

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Election Update: Cycling & Active Transport – What the Candidates Say!

As of today, Oct 23rd , voting slips for the Port Adelaide/Enfield 2018 Council Elections are on their way to your letterboxes (voting closes on November 9th). Over the last few weeks PortBUG (via our facebook forum) have been inviting Councilor … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Summary of Candidate’s Statements for Cycling…

For your information as a voter in the forthcoming local government elections, PortBUG is pleased to provide a summary of candidate’s statements of support for bicycle use and Active Transport from 12 of our Port Adelaide/Enfield candidates. To read the … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Candidates Support for Active Transport – Local Gov’t Elections…

Read Active Transport Statements from Candidates at the Port Adelaide Bicycle Forum. Hi Folks, PortBUG has a simple message in this post – ‘Vote for Cycling’! The Local Government elections are coming up soon. You’ll receive your election papers in the post. … Continue reading

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Invitation to a PortBUG Survey Ride.

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 … Continue reading

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PortBUG News: Where’s the Money Coming From…?

Note: See below for a Form Letter that you can send to Min. Stephan Knoll. Each year PA/E staff and the PortBUG come up with a program of targeted projects taken from those identified in its Bike Plan as well … Continue reading

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PortBUG News: New PREXY Bikeway announced…

Dedicated cycling and walking track planned to connect Gawler to Port Adelaide… From Ashleigh Pisani in the Northern Weekly Messenger yesterday, September 25 (and thanks to DPTI for the alert!) ‘CYCLISTS will soon be able to travel “safely” from Port … Continue reading

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PortBUG News: New Bike Parking on the O.H Greenway.

The City of Charles Sturt has advised that over the next 4-6 weeks, the bike lockers next to the Woodville Train Station (see below) will be replaced with a new Bike Parking Cage. This card-accessible enclosure will provide more access … Continue reading

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Port BUG News: Invitation to a Special Event!

‘Critical Mass’ Photo Shoot. Hosted by Westside BUG and the Bicycle Institute of South Australia. Do you recognise this picture? It was taken many years ago outside the Council offices in Munster, Germany to illustrate for town authorities the reason why they … Continue reading

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PortBUG News: Post-Budget & New Project Updates.

1. Causeway Road, Semaphore. This extremely busy designated freight route runs through the middle of Semaphore and Port Adelaide’s residential areas. It features primary schools at both ends, two rail stations with associated pedestrian crossings, a pub and access to several residential … Continue reading

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PortBUG: PA/E Council Bike Plans, 2018-19 & Beyond…

1.  Causeway Road Bikeways:  This project (actually part of 2017-18 investment) appears to almost be finished with just line marking and the surfacing of the pathway adjacent to Glanville Station to be finished. It will provide linked off-road bikeways (also for … Continue reading

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PortBUG: New Causeway Road Bikeways…

  Work is nearing completion on the new shared-use pathways along Causeway Road at Semaphore and Ethelton. Causeway Road has long been a hazardous route for cyclists as well as pedestrians and users of mobility devices. It’s a designated heavy … Continue reading

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