A city built for cyclists

Adelaide is an ideal city for cycling. Our streets are wide, flat and easy to navigate, while the surrounding Park Lands are full of paths that are perfect for relaxing journeys.

We recognise the many benefits of cycling—from reduced car traffic and carbon emissions to health, wellbeing and economic benefits —and have made cycling easier and safer in our city.

Cycle lanes

As you move throughout the city, you’ll see cycle lanes that allow safe and quick travel for cyclists. Some of these lanes are painted green and have a dedicated “bike box”. Bike boxes ensure cyclists are easily seen at intersections, by allowing them to wait safely in front of traffic.

Bikeway counter

Cycling infrastructure

In 2021, the City of Adelaide and Government of South Australia committed $12 million to series of cycling infrastructure projects through the city and Park Lands, to improve connectivity and increase safety. 

The projects include links from suburban cycleways into the city, and path and lighting upgrades. 

Learn more about the projects and current status

North-South cycleway

The North-South Bikeway is a separated bike lane that runs through the city, increasing safety for people cycling, walking or wheeling, drivers, local businesses and residents.

The bikeway features a counter showing real-time data on the the number of users a day per month and per annum. It also displays the current date, time and temperature. You can find the counter on Frome Street near the intersection with Pirie Street.

Our cycling network

City of adelaide cycling network