$12m city cycling transformation
29 July 2016
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is teaming up with Adelaide City Council to deliver the largest single investment in cycling infrastructure in the city’s history.
The council will match the State Government’s $6m contribution for the reinvigoration of bike paths, including high-quality bikeways linking the city’s north-south and east-west.
The north-south cycling infrastructure will connect Frome Bikeway from Pirie Street through to the River Torrens, while the east-west route will flow between Kent Town and Mile End.
The new bikeways are scheduled to be completed by 2019. It’s expected that they will encourage more people to cycle, helping to achieve our state’s target to reduce carbon emissions and freeing up more space on our roads to improve traffic flows.
Consultation will be undertaken with businesses, residents and property owners adjacent to the bikeways to ensure the designs complement and enhance the surrounding areas, encouraging economic growth and accessibility along the bikeway. Wider public consultation will invite feedback from the city’s broader community.