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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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PortBUG: Grange Greenway Update.

Thanks to Sara Morrison at the City of Charles Sturt for this update & the ‘network’ image above.  A ‘Grange GreenLink’ bikeway was first outlined in PortBUG’s original proposal for an Outer Harbor ‘GreenLink’ in 2005. We hoped that it … Continue reading

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PortBUG: PREXY Bikeway, Linear Path & Kilkenny OHG Updates.

1. Progress on the PREXY Bikeway. Members of the redoubtable Uncool Cycling & Canoeing Club have alerted us to rapid progress on the long-awaited new bikeway running parallel to the Port Expressway (the ‘PREXY’) – see the very encouraging photo … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Outer Harbor Greenway & Birkenhead Bridge Upgrades.

1. Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Works & Your Bike: DPTI have announced a major program of upgrades for The Port’s historic Birkenhead Bridge. Port Residents and others in the community are invited to two ‘drop in’ information sessions to meet the … Continue reading

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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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