State & Local level Bike Planning is an important process & an essential aspect of Active Transport development. The major focus for the PortBUGs bike planning efforts are currently the:
- development of the forthcoming S.A. State Bicycle Plan &…
- implementation of the Port Adelaide/Enfield Bike Plan.
As of December, 2015 South Australia’s Minister for Transport Stephen Mullighan tells us that the State Bicycle Plan is under review (the previous State Bike Strategy, ‘Safety in Numbers’, expired in 2010!) PortBUG has provided a number of submissions to the new Plan and we have a page here that will chart its progress.
A new Port Adelaide/Enfield Bike Network Plan: 2015-2020 has just been developed & endorsed by Council. PortBUG has made a number of recommendations for its initial implementation & we will be monitoring its implementation over coming years!
Anticipating the State Bike Strategy and (we hope) a comprehensive ‘network plan’ for Adelaide, the Local Government Association has come up with it’s own bike plan, the Metropolitan Local Government Group Cycling Strategy. Its stated purpose is to “help improve connectivity across Council boundaries on priority cycling routes.”
While the LGA exercise doesn’t seem to have benefited from community engagement, it does suggest that the LGA recognises the need for a city-wide, joined-up cycling network, particularly with regard to:
- ensuring connectivity of major cycling routes across Council boundaries &…
- providing cycling facilities for all types & levels of of bicycle use.
We see this recognition of need for comprehensive connectivity for all bicycle users as significant steps forward which we hope will be reflected in the State Bicycle Plan!
Current Focus: Our current focus (2016-17) is on improving conditions for practical bicycle use & ensuring implementation of the Port’s Local Area Bicycle Plan 2015-2020:
- facilitating implementation of the Port’s ‘Local Bicycle Plan 2015-2020’
- surveying & promoting a proposed ‘East-West Greenway’ via Rosewater, Ottoway and Dry Creek
- promoting improved off-road bicycle provisions on Causeway & Semaphore Roads & convenient & secure bicycle access into the Port’s CBD
- monitoring & promoting ‘Active Transport’ facilities (footpaths & bikeways) associated with new residential development planned for the Inner Harbour
- supporting the Council’s completion of the Northern & Waterfront sections of the Outer Harbour Greenway.
We’ll update our ‘Projects’ page as frequently as we can and post news of our activities at the BUGBlog as well!