13 Mar, 2018

New Section of City Bikeway Ready to Ride

The Lord Mayor is encouraging people to get on their bikes and try out the newly completed section of the North-South Bikeway between Grenfell Street and Pirie Street.

The recently completed high-quality design improves Frome Street by adding more green elements, with carefully designed plantings.

Materials used, along with greening elements, mean that the concrete bikeway is easily distinguished from the road and footpath.

In addition to this newly completed section, the southern section of the bikeway between Wakefield and Carrington streets recently received an impressive makeover.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese inspected the bikeway this morning and looked forward to it extending further north to the new city high school that is under construction and to North Adelaide.

“This project is great news for those who ride bikes, for business owners, property owners, motorists and pedestrians,” said the Lord Mayor.

“It is a project that is providing the city with the type of high-quality and safe, separated bikeway design that we deserve.

“An exposed aggregate bikeway and greening elements improves the experience for bike riders, drivers and pedestrians, visually separating the bikeway from the road.

“Council is committed to delivering an improved design, further greening and better traffic flow, while providing sufficient car parking right along the route.

“I again thank the State Government for partnering with us on this record investment in safe, high-quality bikeways and I encourage people to come and view this new section for themselves.”

The City Bikeways project is being developed in partnership between the City of Adelaide and the State Government. The unprecedented joint investment of $12 million is providing transport options that are safe and sustainable, and will ensure Adelaide remains one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Bikeway works will recommence in April on the Rundle-Grenfell and Pirie-Wakefield sections.

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Matt Halliwell