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PortBUG: Big Bike Film Night in October!

Brett from NZ’s Big Bike Film Night tells us: “Good afternoon – Brett from the Big Bike Film Night here, I just wanted to contact you about an event, our upcoming film screening next month at the Wallis Cinemas Mitcham. In essence, this … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Torrens Linear Path – Christmas Closure!

The City of Charles Sturt have provided the following notice of this proposed closure of the Torrens Linear Path to assist management of visitors viewing the Riverbank Christmas Lights: Where: Closure of River Torrens Linear Park Trail (footpath) at Adam … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Greenway & Semaphore Road Updates.

Outer Harbor Greenway Works: Since the opening of the Outer Harbour Greenway a couple of years ago, there has been repeated comment regarding the rather ‘abrupt’ gutter that cyclists have had to negotiate as they enter the pathway around McInerney … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Special Event Notice – ‘Car Free Living’.

Brave New World: Car Free Living. Presented by Jeremy Miller. Who: Jeremy is past Chair of Bike Adelaide & noted campaigner on environmental & transport issues. Where: Parks Library, 46 Trafford St, Angle Park. When: Wednesday 29 September, 7-8pm.  Modern … Continue reading

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PortBUG: August 2021 Update.

Over the last 3 months, your PortBUG coordination group has been actively liaising with Council staff on important developments to be considered by Council in September. Discussions have included: nominated Council bicycle-related funding projects, 2021-22 initial feedback on a draft … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Closure of the Sema4 Bike Paths – PortBUG Responds!

Readers will recall a recent petition to Council from the Semaphore Mainstreet Association (on behalf of 37 traders) to permanently close the Semaphore Road Bike Paths. The PortBUG has now provided Council with a detailed response which you can read … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Petition to Close Semaphore Road’s Off-Road Bikeway!

For those who visit or ride on Semaphore Road, it’s with considerable disappointment we must let you know of a petition from the Semaphore Main Street Association, aimed at the permanent closure of Semaphore Road’s unique off-road bikeways. These bikeways … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Walking & Cycling Plan Update (July 2021).

The Port Adelaide/Enfield Council has been developing a new ‘Walking & Cycling Plan – 2020-25’ (WCP), replacing our ‘Local Area Bicycle Plan 2015-20’ which the Council has working with over the last 5 years. Back in April PortBUG’s coordinating group … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Have Your Say – Closure of the Greenway at Bowden!

The City of Charles Sturt have called for community feedback on the proposed closure & detour of the Outer Harbor Greenway at Bowden for approx. 12 months. An application has been received from developers for this closure to facilitate new … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Your opportunity to attend a Community Forum on the ‘Rosewater Loop’!

Labour MP Joe Szakacs is convening a Community Forum to discuss & lobby for development of the now-disused Rosewater rail line as a community asset. The PortBUG has long supported the concept of a ‘Rosewater Loop’ – a high quality … Continue reading

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PortBUG: June Update (inc. draft Walking & Cycling Plan).

1. Workshop – Draft Walking & Cycling Plan:   In early June council officers provided PortBUG with a brief opportunity to review the new draft Walking & Cycling Plan. This draft will be discussed at a short Councillor Workshop, Tuesday 22nd, 8-8.30pm (in the PA/E … Continue reading

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PortBUG: May 2021 – OH Greenway & New Walking & Cycling Plan…

In early 2018 PA/E’s neighbouring council, the City of Charles Sturt obtained 2 traffic counters for location on the Outer Harbour Greenway (OHG-Belmore Trc) & the River Torrens Linear Path. Charles Sturt have now released up-to-date information on the annual, … Continue reading

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PortBUG: April Update – draft Walking & Cycling Plan.

Hi Folks, About 2 weeks ago PA/E Council officers provided the PortBUG Committee with an opportunity to review and comment (on a confidential basis) on Council’s new draft 5-year Walking & Cycling Plan. We only had a few days to … Continue reading

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PortBUG: March 2021 Bike Network Update.

1. AdaptWest Community Climate Change Survey: Jeremy Miller, AdaptWest Climate Change Coordinator (Councils of Charles Sturt, Port Adelaide/Enfield & West Torrens) is undertaking a Community Climate Change Survey. The survey runs for three weeks and is open to anyone who … Continue reading

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Adelaide CBD: Design Consultation – the East-West Bikeway!

From Katie – Chair of Bike Adelaide (formerly BISA)… Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and have enjoyed some recent jaunts on your beloved bicycle. I am writing to you as an active bike advocate involved with local … Continue reading

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PortBUG: State Bike Funding for S.A in 2021?

In October the PortBUG wrote to the new Minister of Transport, Corey Wingard, seeking restoration of the much reduced State Bicycle Fund to ensure that in 2021 (and beyond), Councils can get on with implementing their bike plans & agendas. … Continue reading

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PortBUG: $200 Million Available in SA for Cycling…?

Latest State Budget News from Katie Gilfillan at the Bicycle Institute… Hello, 1. BUG Network Update: Firstly – a big welcome to Daniel who has recently created a Barossa Valley BUG and joined our SA BUG network. If you know … Continue reading

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PortBUG: State Government Bike Planning – Community Input…

Towards the end of October the Bicycle Institute (‘BISA’) was approached by the Dep’t for Infrastructure & Transport (DIT) who were seeking recommendations for projects and planning goals to improve cycling conditions: along the Torrens Linear Park and… across the … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Petition for a Climate Emergency Declaration for S.A.

CEDAMIA (Climate Emergency Declaration and Mobilisation In Action) are gathering signatures for their NO MORE BAD INVESTMENTS petition. They are seeking action by South Australian’s Lower House, asking them to declare that we are facing a climate emergency and to take immediate steps … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Grange Greenway Consultation Opportunity…

Kath Mardon from the City of Charles Sturt writes… “Hello Port Adelaide Bicycle Users Group, We are developing options to complete the Grange Greenway cycling and walking route between Meakin Terrace and the Grange Railway Station. The Grange Greenway is … Continue reading

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Vale Mr Connery.

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DIT Offers a Bike Project Planning Opportunity!

PortBUG understands that the Department for Infrastructure & Transport (DIT) has asked BISA to come up with a list of suggested bicycle infrastructure projects in a hurry for: improving access to & use of the Torrens Linear Park Trail (the … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Bicycle Budget 2021-22 – Have Your Say!

2020 has been a most unusual year for our Bicycle Network and Bike Plan. The State Bicycle Fund was drastically reduced in the previous year making it very difficult for Council to pursue further projects – and of course COVID … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Proposal for New Pedestrian Crossings – Semaphore Road.

At its meeting on the 13th October Council resolved that they will not proceed with the proposal to install two new zebra crossings on Semaphore Road (nor will they remove the parking wheelstops – these will instead be replaced with … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Our State Budget Request to Minister Corey Wingard.

Early this year the Port Adelaide/Enfield Council unsuccessfully sought support from the State Bicycle Fund to build the Rosewater Loop Bikeway, a proposal to connect residents of Rosewater, Ottoway and maybe Wingfield into the Outer Harbor Greenway & Port CBD by upgrading … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Commencement Stage 1, Coast Park, Semaphore to Grange…

PortBUG was pleased to hear today that the Minister for Transport & DIT have announced the commencement of a ‘Stage 1’ project to complete the Coast Park between Semaphore and Grange. The full announcement is quoted below, (the italics/bold are … Continue reading

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PortBUG: New Walking & Cycling Plan, 2020.

Proposed Network Improvements (thanks to Tony for the mapping) The Port Adelaide/Enfield Council is developing a new ‘Walking & Cycling Plan’ as part of a larger Integrated Transport Strategy. The PortBUG – while primarily focussed on improved environment & outcomes … Continue reading

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PortBUG: A Fossil-Free TDU?

From Fossil Free SA… BreakAway with us on Friday 25 September!  Fossil Free SA stands in solidarity with the ‘Fund Our Future, Not Gas’ national day of action organised by School Strike for Climate on Friday 25 September. We’d love you to … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Consultation – Zebra Crossings Proposed for Semaphore Road.

Following a number of car/pedestrian collisions and incidents on Semaphore Road, Council is proposing that two ‘zebra’ crossings be installed between Military Road and the Esplanade (see attached plan & animation). The intention is to make the street more ‘walkable’ … Continue reading

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PortBUG: The Big Bike Film Night – Tues, August 25th.

The Big Bike Film Night – across the Tasman to Adelaide!     Just because Kiwis can’t fly, doesn’t mean that the Big Bike Film Night can’t make it over to Adelaide for a screening. We’re showcasing our 2020 collection … Continue reading

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