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Pisoni’s pedal plan. Sadly a no-go.

May 13, 2016

Nice try from the Liberals’ man in Unley . And it would be wonderful to think that a 10kph speed limit on cyclists  usurping our footpaths would actually work…

Just ONE small problem, David. Who is going to police the worthy idea? How can it be proved that the offender was actually exceeding 10kph (hand-held radar guns for the boys in blue on pedestrian pavement patrol? Undercover cops in mini patrol cars cunningly disguised as gophers?  Cameras secreted in dog collars or kiddies’ pushers?)

The old rule has always been (as it should be) that you don’t enact a law that cannot be policed. This is, sadly, a classic example.

What we need is some pollies with enough nous, public awareness and intestinal fortitude to have the shared-footpath stupidity revoked asap.

Any takers?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ian S permalink
    May 13, 2016 4:30 pm

    And replaced with what safer alternative exactly?


  2. May 13, 2016 6:24 pm

    Agree. Let’s face it the speed of cyclists won’t be policed, so why have a law.
    Bikes do not belong on the footpath.
    Young kids on 3 wheelers should be ok. Generally they’re supervised by a parent.


    • Ian S permalink
      May 13, 2016 6:50 pm

      640 bicycle riders were killed by car drivers Australia wide in the last 5 years. Nada, none, zip, zero pedestrians were killed by bicycle riders during that period, including in those states and territories where footpath and shared path riding was allowed.

      Now, if we become the only backwards state in Australia to revert back to previous laws, where are bicycle riders going to ride safely when the road isn’t safe? …. I’m waiting……Anyone?…..Anyone with an intelligent answer or well thought out suggestion?…..Anyone?…….

      I didn’t think so. Try riding a bicycle along some of the roads in Australia, even those roads you want children to ride on like Young St in Parkside during peak hours, and see whether you feel safe. Bicycle riders would prefer not to ride on the footpath if proper safe infrastructure and road conditions was provided. It really is as simple as that.


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