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PortBUG: Coast Park – Stage 1 Work Starting!
Coast Park Stage One – Semaphore Park to West Lakes Shore. Construction of Stage One of Coast Park (located between Third Avenue, Semaphore Park and the northern edge of the Wara Wayingga-Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve at West Lakes Shore) will … Continue reading
PortBUG: Progress – Coast-Park Bikeway Stage 2!
From DIT: Coast Park ‘Stage Two’ – Tennyson to Grange. Following on from the establishment of the Linear Park, Grange-to-Tennyson, the project team has developed a preliminary design for the Coast Park Stage Two Pathway. Visit the Plan SA link … Continue reading
PortBUG: Secure Bike Parking Survey…
Industrial Design student Victoria Aceiro has asked for assistance in completing her Masters degree research – see attached note & Mail Chimp survey link. You may like to help her out… “Hi everyone! I was wondering if you could help … Continue reading
PortBUG: May 2023 – Semaphore Road Speed Limits!
Port Adelaide/Enfield Council are proposing an extension of the current 40km/h speed limit precinct on Semaphore Road & are seeking public consultation & your feedback on the matter. At the moment the 40km/h precinct extends from the Esplanade T-junction as … Continue reading
PortBUG: April Update – Port Dock Rail Station Project.
PortBUG & Bike Adelaide met again with members of the Port Dock Rail Station design team yesterday to review progress with their planning. Representatives from Bike Adelaide & PAE Council was also present. Unfortunately the meeting saw no resolution of … Continue reading
PortBUG: Public Consultation – 40km/h limits for 5086!
Port Adelaide/Enfield Council are conducting further public consultations for establishing 40km/h area speed limits for Manningham & Hampstead Gardens. From an Active Transport perspective these speed limits are an important step towards a safer traffic environment for pedestrians, bicycle users, … Continue reading
PortBUG: Port Dock Rail Impacts the OH Greenway!
After many months of meetings between PortBUG, Council & DIT, the proposal for the new Port Dock rail extension & rail station has been released for public information & consultation. The project will have a major impact on access on … Continue reading
PortBUG: Walking & Cycling Plan – Have Your Say!
The Port Adelaide/Enfield Council is currently implementing its new Walking and Cycling Plan & is seeking community feedback & ideas on 2 key aspects of The Plan: Here’s what staff have to say about the Mersey Road Bikeway proposals: “We … Continue reading
PortBUG: Adelaide Cargo Bike ‘Come-&-Try’, May 6th!
Australian Cargo Bike retailer, Dutch Cargo Bike will be holding a free Come & Try Day here in Adelaide. If you have any interest in cargo bikes & their car-replacement possibilities hit the Greenway (or bus/train) & check it out. … Continue reading
PortBUG: Feb 2023 – Gawler Greenway Closure Update.
Gawler Greenway users will have noticed (perhaps ‘run into’ is the better term) the closure & disruption of the pathway adjacent to Grand Junction Road between Narweena Drive & the nearby underpass. Unfortunately PortBUG only became aware of this belatedly … Continue reading
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PortBUG News: ‘Have Your Say’ Consultations for new Bike Parking & Road Crossing Refuges.
Hi Folks, PortBUG has been quiet for a couple of months… but we haven’t gone away! We’ve been weathering the COVID storm & awaited Council’s ratification & implementation of the new Walking & Cycling Plan. So check out the important … Continue reading
PortadBUG: Adapt West – Community Bike Tour.
Jeremy Miller, AdaptWest Regional Coordinator – Climate Change, has organised a Community Bike Tour of the Outer Harbour Greenway between Bowden & St Clair on Sunday, the 16th of October from 11am to 2pm. This ride is part of SA’s annual … Continue reading
PortBUG: New PA/E Bike Plan!
PortBUG is pleased to announce Council’s ratification on 9th August of a new Walking & Cycling Plan to guide investment in Active Transport facilities & development for the next 5 years (2022 to 2027). You can check it out at the … Continue reading
PortBUG: July Updates from Council.
PA/E Officers recently provided the BUG with the following updates: Jenkins Street ‘By-Pass’: The temporary ‘bypass’ pathway for temporarily-closed Jenkins Streey along Nelson Street (& joining up with the Semaphore Road Bikeway) has been completed. PA/E staff acknowledge the less-than-ideal turning … Continue reading
PortBUG: The Port CBD Access Project…
For the past few months the PortBUG has been working with staff from PAE Council on a new Walking & Cycling Plan, with a revised draft soon to go to Council for ratification. One of our priorities for this new Plan … Continue reading
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PortBUG: ‘Motherload’ Cargo-Bike Movie Update.
Just a reminder that ‘Motherload’, the unique & fantastic feature-length cargo bike movie will be screened: this coming Sunday 29th, 1-4pm at… the Healthy Living Precinct, 16-20 Hindmarsh Ave, Welland (easily accessed by bike – directions here). Plenty of tickets still available here with a … Continue reading
PortAdBUG: Recommended Online Inspiration…
For many years I have followed the ‘Bicycle Dutch’ blog published by the apparently indefatigable Mark Wagenbuur in the Netherlands. In his own words: “I am one of the many Dutch who cycle almost every day. I have 50 years … Continue reading
New detour around Jenkins Street closure on the OHG!
PAE Council have informed us that the developers of the Fletcher’s Slip housing precinct now have a commencement date for installation of a temporary detour pathway around the now-closed Jenkins Street section of the Outer Harbor Greenway/Loop Path. The modifications will be … Continue reading
PortBUG: A New ‘Motherload’ Screening in May!
Middle Ground Motherhood (MGM) are planning a screening of the acclaimed cargo-bike movie ‘Motherload’ on Sunday, 29th May. Motherload is an inspiring, feature-length movie documenting one woman’s (& her family’s) discovery of the cargo-biking world & the joy & empowerment that cargo-bike … Continue reading
PortBUG: Update – Discussions with Council Staff.
Last week PortBUG met with transport staff from PAE Council for a couple of hours & did a bit of a ‘walk around’ survey of the Port CBD to share experiences & ideas aimed at improving access & convenience for … Continue reading
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PortBUG: Response to DIT’s draft SA Cycling Strategy!
Several weeks ago DIT at long last released a draft SA Cycling Strategy. SA’s last Cycling Strategy – ‘Safety in Numbers’ – ran its course over a decade ago in 2010. PortBUG & everyone of SA’s other bicycle organisations has … Continue reading
PortBUG: OHG at the Port Waterfront – Update.
PortBUG has had a further conversation with PAE staff regarding the ‘temporary’ closure of the Outer Harbor Greenway along Jenkins Street on the Port’s waterfront. Key issues discussed were: the schedule for improving the proposed ‘detour’ around the Fletcher’s Slip … Continue reading
PortBUG: Update on Outer Harbor Greenway closure on Jenkins Street, Port Adelaide.
PortBUG received a call this afternoon from a representative of Cedar Woods, the developers of Fletchers Slip & responsible for the apparent closure of Jenkins St. The representative was responding to recent PortBUG enquiries (also sent to Council) expressing a … Continue reading
PortBUG: URGENT NOTICE – Outer Harbor Greenway, Jenkins Street, Port Adelaide.
Outer Harbor Greenway users riding to & from the waterfront or Port CBD may have noticed what appears to be the imminent closure of the bikeway section along Jenkins St at Port Adelaide – connecting the Birkenhead Bridge path & … Continue reading
PortBUG: Outer Harbor Greenway ‘in the news’…
PA/E residents may notice mention of the Outer Harbor Greenway in the latest PAEtodaynewspaper. It’s quite a good article – there’s unfortunately no photo & on reflection, its statement that children can use the Greenway ‘with a parent or guardian’ seems a bit … Continue reading
PortBUG: More Pre-Election Bike Promises!
From In Daily: Greens call for ‘Cycling Revolution’ at 2022 election. The South Australian Greens are calling for an additional $20 million to be poured into the State Bicycle Fund and the establishment of a Walking and Cycling Commissioner ahead … Continue reading
PortBUG: New State Bicycle Strategy out for comment!
At long last South Australia is to have a new cycling strategy (our last one – ‘Safety in Numbers’ – ran its course in 2010)! From DIT: “The draft 2022-2032 Cycling Strategy for South Australia outlines the vision for riding in South … Continue reading
PortBUG: Christmas Update (2021 is Almost Over!)
Hi Folks, 1. W&CPlan ‘Have Your Say’ Extended: Last update we told you of an opportunity to Have Your Say by commenting on PAE Council’s new Draft Walking & Cycling Plan, & in particular on the ‘Put it On The … Continue reading
PortBUG: Walking & Cycling Plan Consultation.
PortBUG really encourages members on our mail list to now take a few minutes to actively contribute to the implementation of the new Port Adelaide/Enfield ‘Walking & Cycling Plan’. We’re most definitely not asking you to read the Plan! If the PortBUG has learned … Continue reading
PortBUG: New Walking & Cycling Plan – ‘Have Your Say’ Now Open!
Apologies Folks, the PortBUG update sent out yesterday had incorrect links to the Have Your Say community consultations for the new PA/E ‘Walking & Cycling Plan’ & ‘Integrated Transport Strategy’. You can check these consultations out here at a corrected … Continue reading