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Pedal Update No. 194, Jan-Feb, 2010

ISSN 1321-1870

“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” H.G. Wells

Take The Road! Next Committee Meeting.

Wednesday February 10th, 7pm, 2010 at the Conservation Council, Level 1, 157 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Entrance door may be locked, please ring adjacent door bell to gain entry. Pedal Update is the newsletter of the Bicycle Institute of South Australia Inc., and is published six times per year. BISA is incorporated in South Australia and is a member body of the Bicycle Federation of Australia (BFA). Material published in Pedal Update is copyright. Articles and graphics may be copied and republished by non-profit organisations, provided that the author and Pedal Update are given credit. Opinions published in Pedal Update are not necessarily those of BISA. The Editor endeavours to ensure that information published is accurate, but recommends that readers contact the authors for confirmation if necessary. Editor: Sam Powrie editor@bisa.asn.au Copy deadlines for 2010: 14th Feb (Mch/Apl), 18th April (May/Jn), 13th June (July/Aug), 15th August (Sept/Oct), 17th Oct (Nov/Dec). All submissions considered! Copy preferences - unformatted text (with bracketed photo captions where needed). All photos/illustrations must be individual attachments, as high resolution as possible. BISA on the Web: www.bisa.asn.au BISA’s Mission: To promote cycling for transport, fitness & recreation in S.A and to represent all cyclists at the local, state, and national levels by working collaboratively with other interest groups and governments.

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BISA Committee, 2009 COMMITTEE MEMBER Jeremy Miller Sam Powrie

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Chairperson’s Report, January - February, 2010.

Happy new cycling year to you all! January again has seen Adelaide host the Australian Cycling Conference. BISA was one of the conference sponsors, and two of our members attended both days. The Tour Down Under was in full swing, and I was again struck by what a great cycling destination South Australia is. As we enter the Adelaide festival season, many people will choose to ride a bicycle to various venues instead of driving a car. Adelaide’s summer nights become alive with bicycles, a measure of a true cycling city, with everyday transport catered for on two wheels.

Recently, while trawling through images on the photo blogging / social networking site Flickr http://www.flickr.com/, I came across an image of a sign from Portland, Oregon in the US. It said something like – “Portland will be the Copenhagen of North America”. I think that this was attributed to the Mayor of Portland. This got me thinking. What would it take for Adelaide to lay claim to a similar vision? To create a cycling culture that has a unique Adelaide flavour, one that is focused on our climate, topography and urban form. A cycling culture that encompasses both the functional use and utility of the bicycle as an everyday transport option and the recreation and fitness pursuits that have bought so many to cycling in recent years. The Tour Down Under has put Adelaide on the map as a cycling destination. What we need to do is capitalise on this exposure and create an everyday cycling culture that operates all year round. There is also the potential to (re)create South Australia as a world-class cycle touring destination. With wine regions so close to the city, distinct peninsulas environments, the South East, Kangaroo Island and the Flinders Ranges, we have the opportunity to create more trails, cycling links, and travel experiences for both local and interstate visitors. Adelaide and South Australia has the potential to be the premier Australian cycling city and destination. The Bicycle Institute has campaigned over many years to make this vision a reality. I would encourage those interested in this future to become involved with BISA and be part of the voice of cycling in South Australia. In the next few months we are actively planning both the Ride of Silence and our Annual General Meeting. Both these events will be held on Saturday May 22nd. It is envisaged that the Ride of Silence will be held in the morning then we will head the AGM venue for lunch and the meeting. We are seeking volunteers to make both events a success. Jeremy Miller, chair@bisa.asn.au

Contributors To This Issue: Jeremy Miller, Sophia MacRae, Michael Dwyer, the CPF, Heather from Prospect BUG, Councillor Stephen Yarwood,. Andrew Bunney, Sergeant John Illingworth. 2

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On the Edge: Perth to Adelaide by the Coast Road (Part 12) Michael Dwyer finishes his epic ride across the Nullarbor.

I can now say ‘we’ in my story because I have been joined by Denis. He and I would make the final journey from Elliston on Eyre Peninsula to Adelaide. My legs were a bit creaky after the nearly 4,000 km from Perth but they were still doing the job. Denis and I were lucky to be invited out for dinner to the home of some of Elliston’s resident artists who were largely responsible for the art on the cliffs. Below is a photo of a mounted skeleton; I think the creature is imaginary. Should you pass by Elliston, read the story; it may cast light on this piece of work. That night we viewed some other works of art including a barbed wire canoe, not too good for sailing but the idea is humorously wonderful. Between art, fishing and living in a small town, the artists appear to have a very pleasant life. They are aware of Peak Oil and partly aware of its implications on our way of life. We saw an ancient grubby diesel motor powered by the fish and chip oil from the local hotel. It is used to charge the batteries if the sun has not shone enough on the roof’s solar panels. Feeling somewhat recovered after the couple of days in Elliston, we made an early start to cross Eyre Peninsula and were on the road at 6:00 am to try and beat the heat. It was almost cool at that

Strange creature on the cliffs of Elliston. time and not too bad when we stopped two hours later for breakfast. However, by 10:00 am it was hot and it seemed like a good time for a snooze under a bit of brush. Our destination was as far as we could go towards Cowel and the ferry.

This was the very hottest stretch I had to be out in, in the journey from Perth. We were out there with nowhere to escape the heat but to continue onwards. The wind was thankfully mainly behind us but the heat was still huge. Feeling low, I remember asking Denis how he felt and he said “Ok” in a grunt but I think he was glossing over somewhat. We reached the town of Lock where only one mad dog was wondering the streets in the heat. The deli was open Up the creek without a paddle! The prow of and it had an air conEllistons barbed wire canoe ditioner doing its job. After a few moments, the owner told us to take what we wanted and total up later while she went out the back to lie down. We lay on the floor of the deli and drank and ate everything cool. She was very trusting and sympathetic. We set off again at 3:00 pm but this was a mistake as it was still very hot. Nonetheless we made progress and stopped in a truck stop after an hour or two. It had a few trees which was shelter from the early evening sun and the wind. Even in this heat, an ‘emu’ front gate marker was worth a quick photo. We finally reached Cowel and its coffee shop and we were very happy indeed to be there. We had some hours before we had to cycle to the ferry so after coffee and buns and pies, we looked in at the museum. I was No. 194, Jan-Feb. 2010.

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On the Edge: Perth to Adelaide by the Coast Road (Part 12, cont.)

looking for photos of bikes from the old days. There was an eighty year old woman there who remembers many bikes in use about the place in the old days but we found no good photos. After a pleasant trip on the ferry to Wallaroo we looked in vain for a camp spot at the Office Beach. As there were no vacancies we rode off looking for another caravan park but never found one. That night, we camped somewhere surrounded by wheat dumps on an industrial road. It didn’t matter to us; the ground feels much the same whether in a caravan park or on the side of the road.

Of the final days ride home, the character we met at the Balaklava camping ground stands out in my mind. We cycled into the council park and there was Clary sitting beside his dilapidated caravan and fridge which had plenty of beers in it. Without a thought he called us over and said, “Help yourselves. Replace them when you can.” Clary had worked What better way to say where one lives. for years up in the far north. He told us yarns and a story of an incident in the Parachilna pub where he had a soft spot for the lass that owned it. Denis also remembered her from many years ago. But now Clary was old and slowing down. Perhaps we won’t see him next time we pass through. What is it like to be home again after a 3,891 km bike ride? One certainly needs a little adjustment in the mind. The delights of a real roof over one’s head with the elements kept at bay is something to be savored. And as the cares of travel start to drift away, they are replaced by the social cares and the many connections we have. From my trip I learnt that even in uncomfortable conditions one can still stop, breath deep and say to oneself, its hot, its uncomfortable, its dry and tough but it’s all ok. And even living in suburbia, when things get tough one can still breath deep and say, it’s all ok. Does one get itchy feet to be off again? Not for a long, long time. It took a long time too for my leg to feel normal too. I thought that I had arthritis that was to be permanent but one day I realized it was gone. A long time has now passed since we arrived home and I said to Denis the other day, “Do you want to ride to Darwin?”He smiled a bit and said, “Yeh.” And I said, “Ok.” Michael Dwyer

More folk art. Denis is tastefully dressed with helmet and chucks to keep the sun off. The plane behind Denis has a female pilot. A fine and detailed folk art piece.

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Ed; Michael is planning something involving ‘heading North’ a bit later this year. Stay tuned....

Introducing Prospect BUG. Are you a cyclist, who lives, works or commutes in Prospect? If so, please join us to seek safer cycling in Prospect. Cyclists who live outside the area but regularly cycle through are also most welcome to join us. Some of our recent advocacy activities: • Lobbying against Prospect Road Masterplan. Prospect Council seeks permission from DTEI, plus State and Federal government funding, to remove a section of the bicycle lanes on Prospect Road, and narrow the road such that there will be 30cms clearance between cyclists and overtaking buses (contacting politicians about the above). • Collecting signatures for a petition on ‘Cycling on Arterial Roads’. • Submission to Prospect Council on its Prospect Masterplans, with copies to politicians. 4

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Submission to Council on its Development Plan Review, with an emphasis on environment, traffic and cycling. Arguing for action against drivers who persistently park illegally in the Prospect Road bicycle lane and requesting that they be ticketed. Informing the local newspaper when a cyclist was injured on Prospect Road. He had been unable to cycle in the bicycle lane due to illegally parked vehicles. Correspondence and phone calls with Australia Post. I hope that twelve months of postal vans illegally parking in the Prospect Road bicycle lane have come to an end. Reporting over 700 cycling hazards in five council areas

Check out our web page at www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/bugprospect. Better still, email us at prosbug[at]adam. com.au, receive an e-newsletter, and be active in seeking safer cycling in Prospect. Now is the time to urgently lobby against narrowing an arterial road and removing bicycle lanes. If the Minister for Transport can be persuaded to overlook his government’s cycling strategy in one suburb, it does not bode well for any South Australian cyclist. Heather of Prospect BUG. prosbug[at]adam.com.au

Letters.

From Andrew Bunney: Dear Chair, I just returned from a holiday in Mexico where there were many interesting bike initiatives. Their advocacy group had a different take on the ‘Share the Road’ concept. Their sticker (with similar graphics to ours) says, ‘Change the Road’. From what I’ve been reading here in the press, it seems a pertinent slogan for SA. I also enjoyed the closing down of main streets to cars in the old centres in 2 cities I visited (Mexico City and Merida) on Sundays 8am-1pm. Seeing thousands of cyclists and skaters (whole families often) cruising around and really enjoying their fabulous cities was a thrill. In Merida they provided free water and sunscreen at kiosks, bouncey castles, karaoke, computer games etc at stops en route. Mexico City has free bikes from booths around town 9am-4pm every day. Hand over a drivers licence (!) or passport, and take a bike, helmet & lock for 2hrs. (No one else had helmets.) Cheers, Andrew Bunney From Sergeant John Illingworth (SAPOL). Dear Chair, ...There is a bicycle storage area in use on Rundle Street at the intersection of Pulteney Street. The facility is generally referred to as a “head start storage area” or “advanced stop line treatment”, and is recognised in the associated guidelines that Councils and other authorities use to provide the appropriate level of safety and amenity for cyclists. This type of facility is commonly used throughout Europe and is becoming more commonly used in Australia. Bicycles enter the storage area via the normal bicycle lane (left of picture) and then position themselves in front of other traffic. Sergeant John Illingworth

Traffic Training & Promotion Section, SAPOL. Ed; for some comments on this new ‘head start’ facility see: http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/ new-bike-boxes-at-corner

Taking the Lane - SAPOL Bike Patrol Shows How It’s Done!

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Kangaroo Island Bike Touring. Sophia MacRae

Myself and Jeremy have a bit of a passion for getting on our bikes and going places, and one of the places on our list for quite a while has been Kangaroo Island. Just by virtue of being an island it is a romantic destination, and the challenge of the rough roads only added to its appeal. Pristine environment, isolated bays, wildlife and great local food and wine – how could we resist! So we set aside 3 days over the Australia Day weekend, and with a minimum of planning, left the mainland behind. It is easy to get to KI from Adelaide without a car – for a charge of $10 per bike we could put them on the coach and then on the vehicle deck of the ferry, safely tucked out of the way. Jeremy took his Avanti with a few modifications to set it up as a touring bike, loaded with front and rear panniers and carrying our cooking gear and supplies, and I took my trusty Xtracycle, carrying our tent and essential snacks. Between us we had carrying capacity for 17 litres of water, an important consideration on KI where most campsites don’t have water. The ferry landed in Penneshaw at 10am, and after a little bit of meandering around, and calling into the Visitor Information Centre where we filled up our water bottles, we set off for the easternmost point of the island, Cape Willoughby. This required a long steep climb out of Penneshaw, but we were rewarded by the most beautiful view of the mainland. Shortly afterKI roads are often challenging... wards we were on the famous KI dirt road. Oh boy. The stories are true – the road was quite an experience. A word of advice ladies – make sure you have a really good sports bra when going cycling on KI! But after the initial shock, it became clear that one simply has to slow down, relax, loosen the body to go with the bumps, and laugh a lot! There were soft sand traps galore, corrugations like an old farm shed, potholes like swiss cheese, interspersed by stretches of beautifully graded hard white dirt stretching off into the distance. We had plenty of hills to keep us working, and whenever we gathered speed on the downhills, my bell would be set off at the slightest indentation, functioning as a “bump-o-meter”, and ringing constantly as we flew along. As we came up to the lighthouse at Cape Willoughby, we were covered by a fine mist that covered the Backstairs Package on our left, in contrast to the clear skies and views of the South Coast cliffs on our right. We were cheerily greeted by the two National Parks blokes manning the Visitor Centre, who shared stories and jokes with us as we ate our picnic lunch. “Welcome to the Cape Willoughby experience” said one as we all watched a four wheel drive pull up, sit for a minute, and then drive away. Fully refreshed, we started the next leg to American River, which took longer than we thought, as our average speed on the dirt roads was about 10-12 km/h. We were staying with friends that night, who happened to live at the top of a very steep hill. The cold beers were most welcome! However, the next morning we were reminded that dehydrated cyclists ...but they’re worth the effort! should always drink PLENTY of water in between bottles of Coopers and bottles of KI red… consequently we got off to a very slow start on Sunday morning, and had to revise our itinerary. Our plan was to ride to Kingscote and check out some of the attractions, but as we were heading to D’Estrees Bay to camp that night, we needed to head off in that direction, with just a little detour to sample the wares of Clifford Honey Farm. Highly recommended, we had our picnic lunch under the trees with Honey Ambrosia to drink, followed by awesome homemade honey ice cream. We once again discovered how friendly the locals are, especially one gentleman from Penneshaw who was showing some French friends around the island, who had a chat with us and then offered us the use of his shower once we were back in Penneshaw! We left the honey farm loaded with produce, and pushed on to D’Estrees Bay and the wilderness of Cape Gantheaume National Park. We found a campsite at least a kilometre from the nearest campers, and enjoyed the moon and stars and the sound of marsupials scampering around. In the morning we went swimming at the beautiful Wrecker’s Beach, with crystal 6

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Kangaroo Island Bike Touring (cont). clear water and the whole place to ourselves. Then it was time to load the bikes up again, and head back to Penneshaw. We reached Prospect Hill after midday, where we climbed up 512 steps to the lookout for a view of the narrowest part of the island and enjoyed our cheese sandwiches and the 360 degree vista. I was obsessed about calling into at least one winery while we were on KI, and I could see Sunset Winery on the map only 6 kms out of Penneshaw. What we didn’t realise was the grade of the hill to get there! At that point of our journey, faced with a curving gravel driveway that reared up like a wall, we got off our bikes and pushed them all the way up. Actually, Jeremy rigged up a rope from his bike to mine and TOWED it up the hill, with my rather pathetic assistance. But it was worth it! The view was fantastic, and the wine was great, and we happily spent some money there. Luckily the driveway looped around to rejoin the main road at the top of the huge hill, so there was no more suffering. All that remained was to make our way down the 11% grade hill into Penneshaw, flying down at 60 km/h to the renowned “Fish” café where the fish’n’chips were calling us. We collected our order and sat on the grass with a couple of beers, exhausted but exhilarated by the whole experience, waiting for the ferry to take us back to the mainland, and already planning our trip back. Sophia MacRae

sophiamacrae@gmail.com

More KI Touring Notes: There is an active Bicycle User Group on Kangaroo Island who may have further useful information for those planning bicycle adventures - contact Manfred Meidert on KI, 8553 0383. See also:

http://ozisafari.com/SouthAustralia.html http://wikitravel.org/en/Kangaroo_Island http://www.adelaidetouringcyclists.org/kangaroo_island.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/andersondotcom/sets/72157622339622877/detail http://members.iinet.net.au/~bikefish/sa_ki.htm http://www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/fun/cycling.aspx http://www.bv.com.au/join-in/30313/

A Vision for Adelaide... from potential ACC Mayoral candidate Stephen Yarwood. A Message to Adelaide Cyclists.

The text below is extracted from BISA’s E-News, 23rd January: “Dear Friends, Colleagues and Constituents, I write to advise you about 2010 Adelaide City Council Election rumours. Many people have suggested I run for Lord Mayor having seen my intense ambition to influence the future of Adelaide. I am in the final stages of talking with family and friends and will make a decision soon. Today (last week) the Advertiser is running an on-line poll about our next Lord Mayor and I have been included on this list. I write to ask you have a read and consider voting. [Ed; See results & comments at: http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,26543801-5006301,00.html ] So what do I stand for? I believe Adelaide should be: • world’s most liveable city – we were ranked 11th last year and should aim for number 1 • positioned globally for the 21C Economy – IT, green jobs, arts and culture • vibrant with more CBD residents walking to work and play • a leading sustainable city exporting our skills and knowledge • a modern “can do” Corporation and team player with State and Federal Government; and... • an international brand reflecting excellence. I appreciate the chance to drop you this line. I wish you all a Happy New Year!”

Stephen Yarwood, Councillor - Adelaide City Council. No. 194, Jan-Feb. 2010.

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2nd Annual Australian Cycling Conference, January 18-19th, 2010 Sophia MacRae.

As some of the world’s best road racing cyclists prepared for Stage One of the Tour Down Under, delegates and speakers from all over Australia and New Zealand, with special guests from the Netherlands, gathered at the Flentje Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide, to exchange ideas and knowledge of cycling research, policy and planning. Building on the success of last year’s conference, this year the program was expanded over two days, allowing more time for discussion amongst all the delegates, and more papers to be presented. Much of the conference focused on the future of cycling, enabling a cultural transformation that normalises people on bikes in all aspects of society. Many of the speakers presented papers on the more practical aspects of improving cycling infrastructure, to enable this transformation. The Conference was opened by the Minister for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, the Hon. Patrick Conlon. Mr Conlon, who has recently become a regular bicycle user, outlined some of the measures the State Government is taking to support cycling. Distinguished Speaker Ian Lowe demonstrated in his presentation why the bicycle is such an important part of our response to climate change and the planning of a sustainable society. The reasons are well known to most of us – bicycle use dramatically lowers the costs of energy use, pollution, poor health and fitness, traffic congestion and infrastructure maintainence, as well as having zero carbon emissions after manufacture. It is important for bicycle users in the community to keep pressuring their politicial representatives to invest in cycling to the level it merits. Guest Speaker Dr Ineke Spape from the Netherlands gave an inspiring presentation about how to achieve a real shift in culture towards a Bicycle Orientated Society (BOS), thus going beyond the concept of Transit Orientated Development (TOD). Cycling as a transport mode has been normalised in the Netherlands, but it has taken 40 years of conscious planning to reach this stage. If urban and transport planners design for cars, then you get cars, whereas if the planning is directed towards cycling and shared space, then that is what will come. Infrastructure for cycling must be destination orientated, and supported by lots of secure, free bike parking and media campaigns to keep pushing the message, making cycling an attractive option to women, children, and the elderly. When these groups are comfortable with moving around by bike, then cycling is safer for everyone. Dr Spape emphasised the importance of keeping the cycling message fun, by linking bicycle use to style and fashion, gadjets and accessaries, competitions and incentives. She spoke about “honey and vinegar” - carrot and stick – approaches to moving towards a BOS, where as more space is given to bicycle users and pedestrians, less space is available to cars. Bob Perry from SCAPE strategy in NSW gave an eye-opening photo-essay presentation of ultra-local cycling in Japan. In Australia there is a high awareness of the successful bicycle culture of both the Netherlands and Denmark. We may be unaware just how well the Japanese integrate shared space in their urban enironments. Within the neighbourhood context, bicycle users, pedestrians and motor vehicles all share the streets, all moving at a slow speed that encourages a vibrant commercial space for small business, and a much greater social and aesthetic amenity. This “human” speed allows a safe domain with a high degree of interaction. Women, children, mothers carrying children and the elderly are all using bicycles to move safely through the neighbourhood, and everything needed for daily life is in close proximity. Mr Perry said the Japanese are “space creators” and Australians are “space wasters”, giving too much space to traffic circulation. This will not change until Australians desire a different society to what we currently have, where proximity and public space are valued over large private space and the consequent sprawl. There were many papers presented showing the latest research in various aspects of cycling policy, infrastructure and safety. The abstracts are available online at this link http://www.hubtt.com.au/australiancyclingconference.htm with the contact details of the speakers, should you wish to contact them to learn more about their work. One of the new aspects to this year’s conference was the round table session, where delegates could break into small groups to discuss various “hot topics” that had come up during the day. This was an opportunity for brain-storming around the various topics, so that ideas and contributions could be distilled into concepts that delegates could put into practise after the conference. Of course no conference is complete without a dinner and some drinks at the pub! A good time was had by all at Spices on Rundle St, and both the Belgian Beer Cafe and the Exeter enjoyed the patronage of some committed and inspired cycling advocates! Sophia MacRae sophiamacrae@gmail.com 8

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Cycling Roundup... 1.

Toll of Misery as Tunnel Goes Under.

(from Brian Robins & Matt O'Sullivan, SMH, January 21, 2010) ‘The Lane Cove Tunnel has collapsed into receivership, becoming the third major infrastructure project in the city to fail in the past two decades due to wildly optimistic traffic forecasts.’ ‘One senior construction industry executive said yesterday that ''billions of dollars has been lost on these projects due to patronage risk'', signalling it would be all but impossible for similar projects in future.’

2. Bicycle Sales Weather Global Economic Storm CPF Media Release, 21st Jan, 2010 (http://www.cyclingpromotion.com.au/content/ view/466/9) The Cycling Promotion Fund is calling for continued Commonwealth investment in bicycle infrastructure projects of national significance following the release this week of statistics showing 2009 bicycle sales* of 1,154,077.’ ‘This also marks the 10th year in a row that bicycle sales in Australia have outstripped cars and the 8th year in a row they have exceeded 1 million.’

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A Metre Matters In Road Safety

Media release from The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government: (23rd November 2009). “A team of 27 cyclists have set off from Parliament House to ride the 830 kilometres to Melbourne... The six day ride marks the start of the Amy Gillett Foundation’s ‘A Metre Matters’ campaign which aims to reduce accidents between motorists and cyclists... this public education campaign urges motorists to provide more space on the road for cyclists, particularly when overtaking.

See: http://canberratomelbourne.tumblr.com 4. Free CycleSafe Bike Courses, February.

CycleSafe - sign up for one of the free, 4 week courses to build your confidence on the road and get the skills you need to get out on your bike and reduce your reliance on the car. Bikes and helmets are available for use if you are un-

Free Bike Courses February 2010 CycleSafe - sign up for one of the free, 4 week courses to build your confidence on the able your Topics covered include roadonrules, roadto andbring get the skills you own. need to get out on your bike and reduce your reliance the car. Bikes and helmets are available for use if you are unable to bring your own. journey planning and bike maintenance. Save time, save Topics covered include road rules, journey planning and bike maintenance. Save time, save money, stay healthy and help the environment! money, stay healthy and help the environment! Bookings are essential and places limited. For more details contact each location. Bookings are essential and places limited. For more details Hindmarsh Library West Lakes Library 149 Port Road, Hindmarsh. Cnr West Lakes Boulevard & Brebner Drive, contact each location. Phone 8408 1333 West Lakes. Phone 8408 1333 Saturday February 6, 13 20, 27 Thursday February 4, 11, 18, 25 No. 194, Jan-Feb. 2010. 10am - 12pm 6pm - 8pm Findon Community Centre (Blokes on Bikes Session) 222 Findon Road, Findon. Phone 8408 1310

Henley Community Centre (Parents and Kids Session) 196A Military Road, Henley Beach

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West Lakes Library, Cnr West Lakes Boulevard & Brebner Drive, West Lakes. Phone 8408 1333, Thursday February 4, 11, 18, 25, 6pm - 8pm. Findon Community Centre, (Blokes on Bikes Session), 222 Findon Road, Findon. Phone 8408 1310, Friday February 5, 12, 19, 26, 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Cheltenham Community Centre, 62 Stroud Street North, Cheltenham, Phone 8408 1390, Friday February 5, 12, 19, 26, 4pm-6pm. Hindmarsh Library, 149 Port Road, Hindmarsh. Phone 8408 1333, Saturday February 6, 13 20, 27, 10am - 12pm. Henley Community Centre, (Parents and Kids Session), 196A Military Road, Henley Beach, Phone 8408 1277. Saturday February 6, 13, 20, 27, 1pm - 3pm.

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National Ride2School Day. Wed March 17th. (from BicycleSA) Wednesday March 17th 2010 is National Ride2School Day. Register on-line for Ride2School Day 2009, to be eligible for great student prizes. Ride2School Day is a national behaviour change initiative which aims to increase the number of students walking and riding to school. Walk, wheel, skate or scoot your way to school on National Ride2School Day, 2009 ...make sure your school is part of the action! Order your free R2S Kit today! For more information: Web: www.ride2school.com.au Bicycle South Australia - Ride2School. Contact: Ben Woodcock Phone: (08) 8168 9999 Email: benw@bikesa.asn.au 6. Sturt Street Bike Lane Review Proposal. In a recent edition of his regular news update, ACC Councillor David Plumridge notifies us of a proposed review of the trial Sturt St Bicycle lane. Many bicycle users have contacted us (or commented at Adelaide Cyclists) regarding key safety issues in its current design. It appears that: • there are problems with drivers entering from side roads not looking out for bicycle users • drivers on side roads traveling too fast for safety The ACC should perhaps give more thought to: • traffic calming on the side roads (speed bumps, lane restrictions etc) • improving sight lines • provision of specific warning strategies. BISA has proposed a ‘users report’ of the Sturt St. facility and is willing to coordinate this. We suggest you provide comments at the Adelaide Cyclists web site (see: http:// www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/comments-ontrial-copenhagen). Just go to AC and provide your comments and we’ll do the rest (without identifying anyone of course). Alternatively you can email BISA at secretary@ bisa.asn.au. If you’d like to subscribe to Councillor Plumridge’s newsletter go to: www.davidplumridge.com 9


Updated BUG Contact List (Jan 2010). Organisation

Contact person

City of Adelaide

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City of Burnside City of Charles Sturt City of Holdfast Bay City of Marion City of Mitcham City of Onkaparinga City of Port Adelaide Enfield City of Prospect City of Unley Dep’t Water Land & Biodiversity EPA (Env. Protection Authority) Flinders Medical Centre Kangaroo Island Goolwa and District Mawson Lakes Mount Gambier North Terrace Precinct NRG-Flinders/TerraGas DisabilitySA Parliament House BUG Salisbury TAFE SA Adelaide Campus TAFE SA Regency Campus TransportSA University of Adelaide, Waite Campus West Torrens BUG Women's & Children's Hospital

Patsy Sarah Cleggett Danielle Tannenbaum Rose Gasiorowski TBC Vinh Ngo Brian Acland Heather Ashley Campbell Mel White Glenn Sorensen Mike Brisco Manfred Meidert Harry Joyce Rebecca Dunow Sharon Holmes David Ladd TBC Sam Powrie Mark Parnell MLC (Greens) Andrew Hall Yvonne Ladd Michael Southern Peter Larsson Ryan Farquharson Terry Grealy Kevin Duffy

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New - 15% Member Discounts on Crumpler Bags! BISA is very pleased to add Crumpler to their list of discounters. Crumpler are an Australian company making very fine carry bags, many specifically designed for bicycle users. Crumplers main Adelaide store can be found at 10 Gawler Place, Adelaide. All you need to do is show your membership card to receive a 15% discount it’s that simple. See: https://www.crumpler.com.au

New ‘Caroline’ Shared-Use Path Between Belair and Lynton. The City of Mitcham, in response to the community’s need for a safe, convenient cycle and pedestrian path that links the Mitcham hills and the Mitcham plains, is preparing to construct the Caroline (Belair – Lynton) Shared Use Path in the first half of 2010 commencing in February. The Caroline Path, funded by Federal and State Government grants, will link Caroline Avenue in Belair to Beagle Terrace in Lynton via the existing fire trail network. A webpage (www.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au/goto/carolinepath) has been prepared to update the community about the project and to identify any new issues that can be considered as part of the implementation process (or call 8372 8888.) 10

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STOP PRESS! Podcast with Minister Patrick Conlon! Recently BISAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chairperson, Jeremy Miller and Angus Kingston, Coordinator of the Adelaide Cyclists community cycling website, met with Minister for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure, Patrick Conlon to record an interview for podcast via the BISA and AC web sites. Jeremy put a range of key cycling-related questions and propositions to the Minister. To hear what he had to say, listen to the podcast at www.bisa.asn.au and http://www.adelaidecyclists.com. We anticipate posting the link by Monday 1st February or soon thereafter. Ed. 12


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