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Speeding fines for cyclists?

Glenelg

Cycling along the Coastal Park, Glenelg, November 2013.

This article in The Australian about proposed speeding fines for cyclists in the Holdfast Bay area got my back up a little bit. Surely there’s got to be a better solution than just fining people?

Perhaps instead of a shared pathway, why not separate the pathway so that bikes and and pedestrians use different sections? There are already two pathways along part of the section near Glenelg Beach. Top path for bikes, bottom path for pedestrians.

Will the council consider fining runners who are faster than 10 km an hour?

It would be great to have a dedicated bike corridor through/around the congested area near the beach.

However, if the proposed ‘speeding’ fines went directly into finishing the pathway that might be a different story… but it seems that money isn’t the only issue.

2012 - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/coast-path-hits-yet-another-hurdle-as-charles-sturt-council-receives-second-petition-calling-for-stop-to-works/story-e6frea83-1226462324248

2013 - http://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/grange-tennyson-residents-up-in-arms-over-charles-sturt-coast-path-in-front-of-their-beachfront-homes/story-fnii5yv4-1226704098496

 

A weekend at the farm

Yet another weekend was spent that didn’t involve any computers at all. Time away from my laptop is making #blogjune even harder to achieve. That being said, I’d rather be outside experiencing things that I can document and share.

On Friday night Michael and I moved into our first house on the weekend :-).
We slept in a tent inside the kids cubby house up on Keira and James’ farm in Watervale.

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The novelty of our first house wore off pretty quickly as the dogs decided that spending most of the night barking at us was a good idea. Thanks Bingo and Bella! (Grr!).

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We spent time with the kids (Oliver and Niamh), learned about building fences and went for a walk up to the top of Mount Horricks.

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After two weekends away in a row, it’s making it pretty hard to focus on life here in Adelaide.