Safer Roads & Bikeways

Maintenance of Roads & Bikeways:  Adelaide has a vast road network that needs constant maintenance. We all need to get involved in monitoring the use, maintenance & ongoing development of our roads and pathways. 

  • 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 plant and if you’re 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!