Bike Advocacy


These pages record some of the work BISA has recently undertaken to improve conditions for bicycle use across Adelaide and South Australia. BISA engages in a wide variety of actions. Some tend to involve shorter-term activities – responding to specific issues, proposals or actions, or providing commentary in the consultation phases of Government or Council projects and planning processes. Examples include our liaison with DPTI and Councils over specific road and pathway design and construction issues.

Other actions can involve ongoing strategies, often initiated by BISA and aimed at longer-term outcomes and processes that require coordination over time. Examples include projects aimed at significant change to planning or engineering practices or perhaps the scope of overall provision for bicycle use across Adelaide. Some examples are the provision of an expanded Greenway Network, the roll-out of secure parking cages, increasing the size of the State Bicycle Fund and BISA’s strategies for supporting BUGs.

What are our priorities? Find a list of our top 10 infrastructure priorities here

Future Support for Cycling? What do we want to see done in South Australia to support cycling? Find our ideas here

Election 2018:  BISA called for an investment of $75 million a year for 4 years directed to cycling infrastructure or 5% of the transport budget based on 17/18 spending. To see why this amount and our recommendations on how to allocate the funding visit our election paper

Post Election 2018:  Following the election we wrote to the new transport minister Stephan Knoll asking for clarification on a number of points including: future planning, funding and the state of ongoing projects including the Mike Turtur Bridge, Gawler Greenway and City Bikeways. We are awaiting a response and look forward to the opportunity to meet with him to discuss. A future planning process will focus on strategies to push the State Government to deliver a new state bicycle plan and associated funding. We hope this will include collaboration with other cycling groups and businesses – a Bike Coalition of sorts. Our other focus will be on initiatives to engage councils and encourage implementation of local bike plans. To support this we are hope to encourage new local Bicycle User Groups to get active in their local council area and have micro grants available to support this. Recently we heard from the City of Charles Sturt and they have put in excellent strategies and processes to implement their cycle plan which we hope to share with other councils. BISA will also focus on identifying and promoting development of future Greenways.

BISA has put considerable advocacy efforts into the Frome St Bikeway, especially trying to get it finished! For more information about our activities and councils actions visit our Frome Bikeway page.

BISA also continues to liaise with the City of Adelaide on the East-West Bikeway and will ensure this project is delivered for riders in SA. We are disappointed with the delays however look forward to future collaboration to get this project finished. We have recently met with the Lord Mayor to discuss this poject.

Past Advocacy Work & Correspondence:  Recent and past cycling advocacy activities in support of cycling in SA are listed below.

MonthDescriptionFile (as pdf)
AugustEmail to NPSP on The Parade Masterplan Phase 3 by Fay Patterson and Ian RadboneDownload file
JuneComments on Marion Road StudyDownload file
JuneSubmission on The Parade Masterplan Phase 2Download file
JuneSubmission on Public Health FrameworkDownload file
MayLetter to new Transport Meeting introducing BISA and seeking a meetingDownload file
AprilDPTI response to our letter on audio-tactile linemarkingDownload file
MarchA scoreboard for the various parties' election commitmentsDownload file
FebruaryCall to parties for election commitmentsDownload file
FebruaryLetter to DPTI re. impact of audio-tactile linemarkingDownload file
JanuaryBriefing notes for meeting with Road Safety Minister Chris PictonDownload file
DecemberComments on Draft Adelaide Road Footpath and Crossing Master Plan (Victor Harbor)Download file
NovemberChristmas email to Adelaide City CouncillorsDownload file
NovemberEmail to ACC's Daniel Bennett re. dockless bike share and mandatory helmetsDownload file
NovemberComments on Jetty Road Glenelg Draft MasterplanDownload file
AugustComments on proposed works at the junction of Main South Road and Hillier Road, Reynella Download file
AugustEmail to Lord Mayor, re. east-west bike routeDownload file
AugustComments to North Terrace tramway project teamDownload file
JulySubmission to Inquiry into the Regulation of Parking and Traffic Movement in South AustraliaDownload file
JuneResponse from ACC re Gawler Place, parking and Currie/Grenfell StreetsDownload file
JuneOpen letter to Holdfast Bay councillors re. Jetty RoadDownload file
JuneResponse from DPTI re. Main Road, BelairDownload file
MayLetter to DPTI re. Main Road, BelairDownload file
MayLetter to Lord Mayor regarding Gawler Place and review of on-street bike parking and Currie/Grenfell StreetsDownload file
AprilResponse from Adelaide City Council re. access between River Torrens and CityDownload file
AprilLetter to Transport Minister seeking meeting re. North TerraceDownload file
AprilSubmission to Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Council about proposed improvements to Ninth Avenue, St PetersDownload file
MarchSubmission to Port Adelaide Enfield Council about the options for allowing cycling past the Semaphore PalaisDownload file
MarchEmail to DPTI regarding planned changes to Elder Smith Road, Mawson LakesDownload file
MarchLetter to Transport Minister seeking information about the implementation recommendations of the Citizens' Jury into sharing the roadDownload file
FebruaryLetter to Adelaide City Councillors about the Frome BikewayDownload file
FebruaryEmail to Unley Mayor and Councillors re Rugby Porter routeDownload file
FebruaryEmail to Adelaide City Council staff re. bollardsDownload file
FebruaryLetter to the Transport Minister about access between the River Torrens and North TerraceDownload file
FebruaryLetter to the Lord Mayor about access between the River Torrens and North TerraceDownload file
Date Description File (as pdf)
2016
NovemberComments on the City of Unley’s planned improvements to the Rugby/Porter route.Download File
 NovemberSubmission on the City of Campbelltown’s draft Bicycle Plan.Download File
 OctoberLetter to Minister Mullighan: complaint about the delay in announcing grants to councils for bike projects.Download File
 OctoberBISA submission to DPAC about the Capital City Policy Review (Design Quality) Development Plan AmendmentDownload File
 OctoberOur top 10 infrastructure projectsDownload File
OctoberSubmission on the River Torrens Integrated Strategic Asset Management PlanDownload File
OctoberWhat we would like to see in the State government’s bike strategy – updateDownload File
SeptemberSubmission on the 30 Year Plan UpdateDownload File
SeptemberSubmission on the draft railway crossing strategyDownload File
AugustSubmission on the City of Charles Sturt’s Transport PlanDownload File
JulyComments on the Broadview, Enfield and Clearview (South) Local Area Traffic Management StudyDownload File
JulyOur proposal for a safer crossing of Regency Road for the Levels BikewayDownload File
JulyGrange Rd railway crossing safety upgrade Management StudyDownload File
 FebruaryFay Patterson’s ideas for Operation Moving TrafficDownload File
 2015
 November Comments on Braund Road bicycle boulevard.  Download File
  June 2015Comments on plans put out by the West Torrens Council for a university-based precinct north of Phillips Street in Thebarton.  It includes Holland Street, which is an important cyclist link across the river. Download File
26th May 2015Comments to West Torrens council on plans to relocate Vintage Road closure, Underdale. Thanks to Fay Patterson for work on this.Download File
26th May 2015Letter from BISA Chair to Project Manager, City of Charles Sturt with comments on proposed street upgrade for Bartley Terrace, West Lakes. Thanks to Ian Smith & Fay Patterson for their assistance.Download File
25th May 2015Letter from BISA Chair to Minister for Transport and Infrastructure re: Bike Lanes on Portrush RdDownload File
30th March 2015Letter to The Minister re state bicycle strategy to replace Safety in NumbersDownload File
2nd March 2015Letter to Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) re: Fitzroy Tce & Park Tce upgrade proposal. Comments best viewed with upgrade plans (here).Download File
1st Feb 2015Response from Adelaide City Council re: Frome St Bikeway and safety in Elder ParkDownload File
2014
Date Description File (as pdf)
15th Dec 2014Letter to Adelaide City Council re: Frome Bikeway and cycling safety in Elder ParkDownload File
14th Oct 2014Letter to Onkaparinga Council re: Willunga Foreshore Access Plan, Stage 5Download File
14th Oct 2014Cycling for the Environment, for Health, for Pleasure. A little background history for the citizens’ juryDownload File
26th Sept 2014Letter to Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) re: Submission to Expert Panel on Planning ReformDownload File
12th Sept 2014Email to DPTI re: Fullarton Rd upgradeDownload File
14th Aug 2014Submission re: Greenhill Road Median Safety ImprovementsDownload File
18th July 2014Reply from DPTI re: Beulah Rd Roundabout and Shared Path Fullarton RdDownload File
1st July 2014Email to Adelaide City Council re: Frome Bikeway, wayfinding signageDownload File
11th July 2014Email reply from Adelaide City CouncilDownload File
24th June 2014Reply to DPTI and Norwood Payneham and St Peters Council (NPSP) re: Fullarton Road at the Beulah Road, Rundle Street intersectionDownload File
16th June 2014Letter to John Rau MP, Minister for Planning re: Amy Gillett Bikeway: Stage FourDownload File
3rd Sept 2014Reply from Minister’s Office re: Amy Gillett Bikeway: Stage FourDownload File
 2013
 Date  Description  File (as pdf)
 26th Aug 2013 BISA input into the Frome St Bikeway project (Carrington St to Pirie St) – sent to Adelaide City Council as part of the Community Consultation. Download File
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