A city for cyclists

Adelaide is an ideal city for riding bikes. In the city, riders enjoy the wide, flat, easy to navigate streets, while the surrounding Park Lands have a variety of dedicated bike paths, perfect for relaxing journeys.

The City of Adelaide recognises the many benefits of cycling – from reduced road congestion and carbon emissions to the health, wellbeing and economic benefits everyone. It has introduced a number of initiatives to make cycling easier, and safer in the city.

Bike lanes

As you move throughout the city, you’ll see bike lanes some of which are painted in green. These allow safe and quick passage, and many also have a dedicated “bike box” – a green box at the head of intersections. Riders can wait here in front of traffic, where they are easily seen and can then pull away safely from the intersection.

Bikeway counter

Separated bikeways

The City of Adelaide, in conjunction with the State Government, has committed $12 million to build a series of cycling infrastructure projects through the city and Park Lands to improve connectivity and safety for people riding bikes.

The North-South Bikeway includes separated bike lanes through the city meaning a significant increase in safety and city accessibility for cyclists using the path, while the landscaping features make it a great outcome for cyclists, pedestrians, motorists, local businesses and residents.

A further series of cycling infrastructure projects will improve links from suburban bikeways into the city, including shared paths in the Park Lands, lighting upgrades and four projects that will fill in missing links on the Outer Harbour Greenway.

The North-South bikeway even has a highly visible bike counter showing real-time data about the number of users per day/month and annum.

The counter is located on Frome Street near the intersection with Pirie Street, and also displays the date, time and temperature.

You can view the real-time figures below.

Number of separated bikeway users (Frome Street) from 1 January 2019

Number of separated bikeway users (Frome Street) yesterday