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Your views: on taking brakes off city bikeway, and a state bill of rights

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Today, readers comment on the stalled east-west bikeway, and a call to consider adopting a human rights bill.

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Get on with building city bikeway already

Commenting on the story: State Govt open to giving more money to build city bikeway

It is incredibly disappointing that the Council is so reluctant to be brave and implement the vision of earlier councils, to give cyclists at least one separated bikeway in both directions across the city and linking with other councils’ bikeways east and west of the city.

The latest version of the Frome St bikeway has set a good standard for a separated bikeway, and evidence from other places has shown that all road-users benefit and that traders and businesses along the route prosper if they are properly consulted and are prepared to cooperate in the design development.

The Flinders-Franklin option has much to commend it, and at the same time these two significant streets will gain a long-overdue streetscape upgrade as an integral part of the cost. Properties along the way will upgrade and values will rise, again offsetting the cost.

I urge the Council to immediately begin the design and consultation process and accept the constructive suggestion of assistance from the State Government. – David Plumridge

One minute the Treasurer Rob Lucas is saying due to alleged cuts to GST income there will have to be lots of cuts, and yet the Liberal Government is telling us that it is “open to spending more on bikeways”.

Mr Marshall, in view of the alleged reduction in GST income, how are you going to pay for this extravagance? – Robert McCormick

How to legally protect human rights

 Commenting on the story: It’s time to talk about rights protection in South Australia

I favour the Canadian system, which I understand is a declaration of human responsibilities: If I am a citizen, it is my responsibility to treat fellow citizens with equality and dignity irrespective of …. etc.

Much easier to prove someone is guilty, than trying to show that my rights were abused wholly or in part by that group and that group and that person, to this degree. 

And that has to be done as an individual claimant. – Ian Russell Fry

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