Reporting Problems on Roads & Bikeways…

Zak Valiff: PA/E Bike Officer.

Problems on the Port’s Local Roads & Bikeways?  To report a Local Bike Network issue or problem on a local road or pathway contact the Port Adelaide Council:  The Port Adelaide/Enfield Council has designated Engineer Zak Valiff as go-to contact person for bicycle-related concerns or queries so please address emails to ‘Attention: Zak Valiff’.

If you have a smartphone you can also use an app on your phone to notify the local Council on the spot:

  • SnapSendSolve.snapsendsolve  SnapSendSolve allows you to take a picture, write a note & send a notification to the relevant authority. Port Adelaide/Enfield Council is registered to receive notifications via this app!
  • MLS EMyLocalServices  MyLocalServices is sponsored by the LGA & delivers Council information on waste collection, events & parks. It also allows you to report local maintenance issues & receive news from your local Council.

Reporting Main Road Issues:  To report a Main Road problem contact DPTI hereWhich road is a ‘Main Road’? You can check here

Potholes & Road Maintenance:  Road & pathway users can very easily help when we notice problems by reporting directly to the Local Council.

broken-beer-bottle-0424209-lgBroken glass is a problem in bike lanes. It leads to many flat tyres, especially for roads bikes running narrow rubber at high pressures. If there are broken bottles in the bike lane you’ll be doing all cyclists a big favour if you ask your Council to come and sweep it regularly!

Caltrop-close-up2Caltrop (also sometimes called ‘3 cornered-jack’, ‘goat’s head’ etc) is a major cause of flat tyres in Adelaide – Bicycle Enemy #1 & a notifiable weed! If you see Caltrop growing on or by your local bike track or in your street please report it immediately to Council. If it’s an isolated or immature plant and if you are properly prepared, there’s no reason why you can’t deal with it yourself – but you’ll need spade, broom, bag & bin! Watch this short video first so you know how to remove the plant and all of its seeds properly! If it’s an infestation please get on to Council asap!