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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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PortBUG: Strong Support found for Coast Park-Stage 1!

DPTI have released a summary of responses to a recent community consultation (May & June, 2020). Results indicate overwhelming support for construction of Stage 1 of the Coast Park as proposed between Semaphore and Grange, specifically comprising the section between Semaphore … Continue reading

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PortBUG: TAPA MARTINTHI YALA Shared Use Path Now Open!!!

DPTI and the Northern Connector Project announced this morning the opening of the final linkages on the Northern Connector Bikeway, otherwise named the TAPA MARTINTHI YALA Shared Use Path. The key links now open are the Southern Interchange at the PREXY … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Bicycles as Everyday Transport – News from the UK…

Here’s a great article from the BBC explaining why it’s essential – particularly in these ‘COVID-times’ – that we understand and frame cycling as a form of everyday transport, and not primarily as a ‘sport’ or recreational activity. It’s really worth reading! … Continue reading

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PortBUG: A Call to Action & a Walking & Cycling Plan for S.A! 

With most progressive cities around the world investing in Active Travel-led recovery strategies, the South Australian Government has been caught on-the-hop by its lack of vision for walking and cycling – we currently have no Walking & Cycling Plan (and haven’t … Continue reading

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PortBUG: WeRide Australia – Great Animations & Programs…

80%of Australian parents say there are not enough bike paths for children to cycle safely to school. Car driving releases 17 x more CO2-per-km than travelling by bike. WeRide Australia is developing a range of interesting programs to help children … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Why more women aren’t cycling or walking…

No Lycra in sight: Why more women aren’t cycling or walking…  (Julie Power, SMH, June 3rd, 2020) “With a basket on the front of her bicycle and two daughters and school bags weighing down the back, Melissa Derwent cops “surprised looks” … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Northern Connector – Is it connected (yet)?

The recent opening of the first two sections of the Northern Connector Cycleway (Tapa Marinthi Yala) and the Gawler Greenway (between The Parklands and Salisbury Highway) has proved very popular with both commuting and recreational cyclists, providing as it does a … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Keeping Up With Adelaide’s & SA’s Cycleways…

It can be difficult to keep up with the new Cycleways and Greenways opening up around Adelaide and across South Australia, especially for those new to the city and South Australia, or new to bicycle use. For those investigating both … Continue reading

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PortBUG: New Integrated Transport Strategy for The Port!

The first round of Public Consultation has opened for Port Adelaide/Enfield’s new Integrated Transport Strategy. Here’s your chance to have your say in its development by completing the short survey here & at the link below! This is an important … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Port Adelaide-to-Gawler by Bikeway!

DPTI have announced the opening of both the Northern Connector & the Port Expressway Bikeways. “The second section of the Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path which runs alongside the Northern Connector motorway, between the Bolivar and Southern Interchanges, will … Continue reading

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PortBUG: 100+ peak groups & experts call for safer walking & cycling.

Australian health and transport experts have formally called on decision makers to enact urgent measures to support safe walking and cycling and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 100 health and transport experts have co-signed an open letter to … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Pathways of Desire – the ‘Rosewater Loop’…

In our recent April blog post we mentioned the Rosewater Loop Project – a new shared-use pathway proposed by the Port Adelaide/Enfield Council (& currently awaiting State Government funding). The project involves conversion of the existing (now-disused) Rosewater Loop rail … Continue reading

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PortBUG: April 2020 – Bike Plan Updates.

1.  Woolnough/Semaphore Road Junction: Several years ago a tragic pedestrian fatality at the corner of Woolnough and Semaphore Roads prompted many requests that Council improve safety at this important footpath and bikeway road crossing. In particular the PortBUG asked that the … Continue reading

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PortBUG: New Shared-Use Path for the O/H Greenway, Birkenhead.

Work has commenced on a final section of the Outer Harbour Greenway North– the section of the Greenway between the Harbor Loop and North Haven. The small section involved is approx 100 metres of shared-use pathway running along the western … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Section #1 Northern Connector Bikeway Opening!

Section #1 of the TAPA MARTINTHI YALA Bikeway Opening!We’ve received the update below from the Nth’n Connector Project/DPTI today: The first section of the new, shared use path that runs alongside the Northern Connector Motorway, will open on Saturday 18 … Continue reading

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