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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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PortBUG: Bike Planning Updates!

1.  Community Consultations: Council’s Have Your Say community consultations are now open for both the: the new PA/E Walking & Cycling Plan &… the over-arching Integrated Transport Plan. Both of these new Plans will guide the ongoing development of bike paths & cycling access & Active Transport … Continue reading

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PortBUG: A New Era for Bicycles in PA/E?

PortBUG is pleased to confirm that the recent meeting (9th Nov) of PA/E Council has endorsed both the new Integrated Transport Strategy & the new Walking & Cycling Plan. Both remain in draft form and will now be released for … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Greenway Users – We Need Your Help!

Hi Folks, Apologies for following our previous blog post so soon with another, but we have just been notified of a development proposal on the Port Waterfront which will have a major impact on the Outer Harbor Greenway – specifically … Continue reading

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PortBUG: New Council Proposals, Nov. 2021.

Heaps of interesting cycling-related stuff on the PA/E Council agenda tomorrow evening, including: a revised draft of the Integrated Transport Plan and…  tabling of the new Walking & Cycling Plan (Note: both plans are up for Council ratification & public consultation) new proposals for 40km/hr … Continue reading

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PortBUG: October Update.

1. Semaphore Foreshore Master Plan – Community Engagement. The PA/E Council is developing a Master Plan for the redesign, updating, renovation & revival of the Semaphore Foreshore – the area at the western end of Semaphore Road and extending from … Continue reading

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PortBUG: Update – PA/E Integrated Transport Plan.

Greetings Bicyclistas, The PortBUG Coordinating Group has been in recess for the past 2-3 months, essentially because we’ve been awaiting the long-delayed final drafts of the new Walking & Cycling Plan & its associated & overarching Integrated Transport Plan (ITP), … Continue reading

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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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