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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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