Bicycle paths & lanes

Cyclists are road users and have similar rights and responsibilities as drivers of other types of vehicles. However, cyclists are vulnerable road users, so a number of treatments are in place to make cyclists as safe as possible in the road environment.

Issues

As road users cyclists are required to share the road safely with cars, buses trucks and motor bikes. Bicycle lanes, off road paths and safe road crossings are provided to help create a safer environment for cyclists.

Initiatives

The Bicycle Network

Adelaide’s principal bicycle network, known as Bikedirect, provides options for cyclists of various needs and abilities. Bikedirect provides a series of maps listing arterial roads, roads with bicycle lanes, quiet local streets and off road shared use paths.

Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle lanes help cyclists and motorists to share the road. They are marked with continuous painted lines, bicycle symbols, and bicycle lane signs. Some bicycle lanes operate during specific times such as peak hours and these times are indicated on the sign. Drivers must not drive, park or stop in bicycle lanes when it is in operation.

Paths

Off road paths provide a space for cyclists separated from motor vehicle traffic. The majority of these are shared use paths that are specifically signed. Cyclists and pedestrians should watch out for each other and be considerate when using paths.

Road Crossings

Median refuges and cyclist lanterns assist cyclists to cross the road safely.

Cyclists detection

At signalised crossings cyclists can be detected through cyclists push buttons and sensors in the road surface.

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Reporting Faults

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport is responsible for all traffic and signal management and provides a 24-hour service for reporting traffic signal faults. If you notice a fault, free call 1800 018 313 and quote the Traffic Signal (TS) number shown on the signal controller box located at the intersection.

Latest news

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Northern Connector lines painted black in new trial

01 Apr 2021

Black contrasting line marking, aimed at improving road safety and visibility, will be trialled on the Northern Connector in a state-first.

The new line marking will require the temporary full closure of the Northern Connector to all southbound traffic, and the temporary partial closure to northbound traffic, next weekend.


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Action to refuse registration of cars with critical defective Takata airbags expanded

06 Jan 2021

Additional vehicles registered in South Australia have now been identified as having been fitted with a “critical” Takata airbag, and will be refused registration to ensure the safety of all road users.


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Road safety works

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Northern Connector lines painted black in new trial

01 Apr 2021

Black contrasting line marking, aimed at improving road safety and visibility, will be trialled on the Northern Connector in a state-first.

The new line marking will require the temporary full closure of the Northern Connector to all southbound traffic, and the temporary partial closure to northbound traffic, next weekend.


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Final asphalt for Darlington Upgrade Project

07 Nov 2020

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking.


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