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The City of Adelaide commissioned consultants Phillip Boyle & Associates (Melbourne) to undertake a car share study, and to develop a car share policy for the city.

The work to undertake a review of existing car share schemes and models located in city environments, nationally and internationally, and their supporting local policies has been completed.

The consultants have since developed a draft City of Adelaide Car Share Policy, which will be reviewed by Council.

Currently, there is only one car share operator in the City of Adelaide (GoGet) with 15 vehicles.

Quality Public Transport
Early Stages

AdeLINK Tram Proposal

In April 2016, the City of Adelaide hosted a summit to discuss the future of light rail (commonly referred to as trams) in Adelaide. 

Trams align with Council’s City of Adelaide 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

The State Government's proposed expansion includes a new CBD loop and five new routes within the metropolitan area. For more information about the State Government’s AdeLINK tram network proposal, go to and AdeLINK tram network another step closer

Trams are widely recognised as not only popular, reliable and efficient public transport, but also as city-shaping infrastructure that attracts new development and business activity. Future expansion of the city’s tram network will build on the earlier successful extension to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Lord Mayor’s Light Rail Summit

In April 2016, the Lord Mayor hosted a summit where the Minister for Transport, Stephen Mulligan, and metropolitan mayors discussed the future of trams in Adelaide. The summit was also attended by councillors and CEOs from metropolitan councils, Australian and state MPs, representatives of peak professional and community organisations, and industry representatives.

The summit provided an opportunity to discuss the future of Adelaide’s tram network, hear from expert speakers and talk about local government’s potential role in these city-shaping projects.

Representatives from the City of Sydney and Gold Coast City Council shared valuable insights on their current tram projects. Interstate experts talked about the key issues to be considered in the funding and delivery of major tram infrastructure projects.

Summit outcomes

At the afternoon roundtable, councils within the AdeLINK network agreed to:

  • Make light rail a key priority
  • Provide in principle support for AdeLINK and to take this back to respective councils for endorsement
  • Participate in the development of the State Government’s business case for AdeLINK
  • Consider all funding options (but are not in favour of new taxes on the community)
  • Reconvene within a month to further discuss outcomes

Summit media release.

Next steps

The Lord Mayor to reconvene his metropolitan counterparts to progress specific local government discussions relating to AdeLINK.

The Minister for Transport to invite councils to participate in the AdeLINK Feasibility Study working group.  

The Speakers

Summit Speakers - Summary points from their talks

Martin Haese, Lord Mayor of Adelaide

Video link

Hon Stephen Mullighan MP, Minister for Transport, South Australia

Video link 

Bridget Smyth, Design Director, City of Sydney

CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) Project

Why light rail is important for Sydney and the process of planning, funding, designing and delivering the project, including council’s role and perspective.  Four key lessons for Adelaide to consider in our own light rail journey.

Video link 

Summary of talk 

Alton Twine, Gold Coast City Council

The Gold Coast’s journey with the new ‘Glink’ light rail

Alton explained via video link the journey to realise the successful stage 1 of the new Glink, which opened in July 2014, and how the Gold Coast Council is continuing on future stages.

Summary of talk

For more information on the Glink project: and

Darrin Grimsey, Ernst & Young

Public transport infrastructure funding & delivery directions

Video link

Summary of talk 

Joe Langley, AECOM

Understanding the potential of Value Capture in Light Rail funding

Video link

Summary of talk 

Q&A panel: Bridget Smyth, Darrin Grimsey and Joe Langley

Video link

Martin Haese, Lord Mayor

Morning Session Close

Video link

Safe Cycling
In Progress

Council is making some street improvements in Chatham Street, Little Sturt Street and Willcox Street. Some of the footpaths in these streets are narrow and the pedestrian ramps do not meet Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) standards.

Concepts for the work are currently being developed and will include:

  • increased landscaping
  • traffic calming infrastructure
  • improved facilities for people who walk and ride bikes.

The enhancements:

  • Improved access for pedestrians (including additional greening, wider footpaths, Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant kerb ramps, and kerb extensions to reduce the pedestrian crossing distance).
  • Improved access for bike riders by permitting them to safely ride in both directions along the one-way Chatham Street.
  • Calmed traffic by reducing entry and exit widths at intersections to slow motor vehicle traffic entering and exiting these streets. This will also reduce noise and improve safety for the local community.
  • Widened footpath adjacent to the Prince Albert Hotel to facilitate additional outdoor dining space.
  • Resurfaced the streets following construction activities.

The project complements works undertaken in Gilbert Street to install a pedestrian zebra crossing at the Willcox Street and Little Sturt Street intersection.

Timings for the project include:

  • Willcox Street – under construction and to be completed late 2016
  • Little Sturt Street – trees planted mid-2016
  • Chatham Street (including the intersections at Sturt and Wright streets) - construction expected to commence in early 2017

Chatham, Little Sturt and Willcox streets form part of Council’s priority walking and cycling network. Undertaking these street improvements will contribute to Council’s aim of providing safe and accessible paths for those who walk and ride bikes in the city and North Adelaide.

For further information please contact Daniel Keller on 8203 7834 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Safe Cycling

Person riding bike outside of Gilbert Street Hotel


Recent improvements along Compton, Russell and Owen streets include:

  • Improving the South Terrace/ Owen Street intersection for pedestrians and cyclists;
  • Installing water-sensitive urban design garden beds at the Wright Street/ Russell Street and Gilbert Street  Russell Street intersections.;
  • Installing footpath extensions and new kerb ramps at the Wright Street/ Russell Street and Gilbert Street/ Russell Street intersections.;
  • Installing a continuous footpath across Compton Street at Wright Street to improve safety;
  • Modifying traffic lanes at the entrance to the UPark at Central Market to provide a dedicated left-turn lane into the carpark (eastbound) and a dedicated right-turn lane into the carpark (westbound). These have eliminated the existing lane merges on both sides of the intersection and improved safety.
  • Widening the Gouger Street median to include street trees and bike parking.

Compton, Russell and Owen streets form a key north-south walking and cycling link between Gouger Street at the Central Markets and South Terrace at Veale Gardens. They also form part of the City of Adelaide Bikeways network of low-stress and connected bike routes.

Improving the quality and safety of walking and cycling infrastructure along these local streets is one of Council’s strategies to encourage more people who walk and ride in the city. 

The designs are consistent with Council’s recently endorsed  Adelaide Design Manual, which aims to create high-quality and sustainable public domain outcomes.

To better understand what contra-flow cycling is and how to use these streets safely, download our Contra-Flow for Bikes Fact Sheet.

Green travel
In Progress

Electric vehicles in the city

Currently, Council offers free charging services from 2 X15 Amp power points in the UPark on Grote at 82 Grote Street and a recharging point for electric motor bikes in UPark on Light Square.

Council is in the process of installing 4 X charging points (allowing 2 EVs to charge at each) at various on-street locations around the city, plus 11 charging points in the UPark at Central Market. These are expected to be in service prior to June 2018.

On Wednesday 27 September 2017, the City of Adelaide Electric Vehicle Charging Hub at 109 Franklin Street opened. Designed and constructed in only 6 weeks, the Hub is compatible with all current plug-in electric vehicle models and equipped with:

  • 2 X Fast Charging Stations (AC 22kW) – City of Adelaide service
  • 2 X Super-Fast Charging Stations (DC 50kW) – City of Adelaide service
  • 4 X Tesla Superchargers (DC 125 kW) – Tesla service

To support operational testing, the City of Adelaide's EV charging services will be FREE until December 2017, after which customers will need to use the Chargefox App to pay for charging services (available late October 2017 from App stores).


In 2016, Council was a signatory to a document facilitated by ClimateWorks Australia about what it sees as the future of electric vehicles in Australia. 

Safe Cycling

In partnership with the South Australian Government, the City of Adelaide has constructed a new shared use walking and cycling path in Pardipardinyilla (Park 2), in partnership with the South Australian Government.

Entry and exit ramps from Fitzroy Terrace permit easy access to the path, and lighting enable it to be used at night time.

The path is part of the Park Terrace, Fitzroy Terrace and Torrens Road upgrade, and follows the southern edge of Fitzroy Terrace, connecting Jeffcott Road to Prospect Road.

A growing population in Prospect, Walkerville and North Adelaide, along with greater numbers of people being attracted to the Adelaide Aquatic, will result in increased activation of the Northern Adelaide Park Lands.

For those from the neighbouring areas, the shared-use path will give people a choice of walking or cycling instead of driving the short distance to the sporting and recreational facilities located in Park 2.

For visitors or commuters from further afield, the path will provide a link between the Braund Road BikeDirect route to the north and the City of Adelaide Bikeways network to the south.

The draft Adelaide Park Lands Strategy calls for attractive landscaping around the edge of the Adelaide Park Lands, with shaded edge-paths and bold entry statements to draw people in and facilitate ongoing activation. Constructing the path will provide an opportunity to achieve these goals..

Safe Cycling

Council has installed a second zebra crossing in the city, on Gilbert Street.

Changes included narrowing the road carriageway with landscaped kerb extensions to reduce the crossing distance, calming traffic and improving public amenity.

Originally designed as a raised wombat crossing, significant stormwater implications made this option prohibitive. Council and DPTI therefore agreed to install a pedestrian zebra crossing, similar to the one installed on Pirie Street.

Council contributed $50k to the project from its $1 million greening budget while the State Government contributed $125k.

This project is an outcome of the partnership between City of Adelaide, the Sturt Street Community School and the Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) through the Way2Go program. The program promotes and educates primary school students and their communities on safer, greener and more active travel. 

Consultation on the Gilbert Street pedestrian crossing project took place in late 2013, with strong community support for the project received (over 80% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed to the project).

Little Sturt Street and Willcox Street form part of a key north-south active cross-city link between Grote Street and South Terrace. They also form part of the City of Adelaide’s Bikeways network.

Widening a section of a footpath in Willcox Street is planned for 2016-17 should the budget be allocated as part of the 2016-17 Integrated Business Plan process. Consultation on this was undertaken in February 2016.

In 2015-16, Council is continuing work on designing the link further north along Chatham, Lowe, Blenheim, Claxton and Marlborough streets, which will provide a safer and connected walking and cycling link between South Terrace and Grote Street.

Evaluation of the contra-flow cycling facilities in Little Sturt Street is complete and the results can be found here. The evaluation, including resident and street user opinions, showed over 90% support for the project. 

The project was part-funded by DPTI’s Way2Go program and Council.

For further information please refer to the Your Say Adelaide website, or contact Daniel Keller on 8203 7834 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Quality Public Transport

Latest news

The Request for Expressions of Interests (REOI) for the installation of a permanent commercial helicopter landing site in the City of Adelaide by private operators/ businesses is now closed.

The submissions have been reviewed and Council is now consulting on amending the Community Land Management Plans in order that the project can proceed.

Helipad Expression of Interest

City of Adelaide is interested in a permanent commercial helicopter landing site (helipad) being located in the central city area.

The key aim of the REOI process was to gauge the level of interest in establishing the helipad, as well as its commercial viability to operate as a stand-alone business.

Expression of Interest Information Request

Council is interested in working with any party able to adequately demonstrate capability and experience in building and operating a commercial helipad facility.

The following Information needs to be provided as part of the EOI:

  • The preferred location(s) in the City of Adelaide should consider:

-- Safety, operational and maintenance requirements

-- Impact on residential and commercial areas

-- Future development constraints

-- Environmental constraints

-- Flight paths and operations

  • Proximity to key attractors, public transport, parking and ancillary facilities (e.g. waiting areas, toilets etc.)
  • The type and size of helipad infrastructure proposed including estimated cost of construction.
  • The type of helicopters proposed to use the helipad (noting the restriction of single-engine helicopters in the central city area).
  • The average number of daily helicopter flights required to operate a commercially viable facility.
  • Any other information that demonstrates your capability, experience and interest in building and operating a permanent commercial helipad facility in the city.


The Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) documents are provided below, including the Project Brief, REOI conditions and REOI Response Schedule.

Helipad EOI

REOI - Commercial Helipad in the City of Adelaide - Response Schedules

REOI - Commercial Helipad in the City of Adelaide - Conditions of REOI

Key Contact

Peter Wong, Transport Manager

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tel: (08) 8203 7033

Smart Parking

Council has recently undertaken a study of parking within the Melbourne Street precinct.

The aim of this study was to better understand how on-street parking is used in the precinct, but includes the Dunn Street off-street car park. 

The Melbourne Street precinct comprises 1,700 Council-owned car parking spaces (1,577 on-street spaces, and 123 off-street spaces at Dunn Street car park). This constitutes 94% of the total car parking spaces available to the public within the precinct. 

The study aimed to assist in better understanding:

  • who is using the car parks
  • the main purpose for parking in the precinct
  • which destinations within the precinct users plan to visit
  • the anticipated length of stay
  • how often they visit
  • the ease of finding a parking space
  • willingness to walk from a park to their destination.

The study was completed in September 2015 and can be found here.

On 19 April 2016, Council's Economic & Community Development committee considered a report on the study, which outlined the parking study results and the proposed short-term improvements. 

At its meeting on 26 April, Council decided not to consult with the community on the proposed short-term improvements. 

Smart Parking
In Progress

There are currently 5 locations where parking motorcycles on footpaths is permitted::

  • Hindmarsh Square / Mukata (eastern side between Grenfell and Pirie streets),
  • Grote Street (between the Central Bus Station and Bowen Street)
  • Wakefield Street (east of Victoria Square)
  • Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga (north-west corner) and
  • Light Square / Wauwi (western side, just south of Currie Street).

Signage and line marking indicate where parking is permitted. There are no time limits.

The designated areas cater for existing parking demand and encourage more people to come into the city by motorcycles and scooters.

View the locations and fact sheet

The locations are the result of a trial that ran for a 9 month period, which included 3 months for consultation and evaluation. Further locations are now being considered.

Council sought feedback on the trial of motorcycle and scooter parking on footpaths. Click here to read the report.

The locations selected met the following criteria

  • Low pedestrian volumes.
  • Not located along a pedestrian desire line and no impeding on pedestrian mobility.
  • No conflict with existing (or possible future) landscaping/greening and outdoor dining.
  • Adequate space to accommodate at least 10 motorcycles or scooters.
  • Located in an office/commercial precinct where there is demand for motorcycle and scooter parking.
  • Where the space has low potential for other uses.
  • Strong local community support (gained through consultation).
  • No impact on the visual amenity of the area.
Great Streets
In Progress


In September and October 2016, Council consulted with the community to review and improve current vehicle movement and parking provisions in North Adelaide and to ascertain their views.

The results can be read here:

North Adelaide Local Area Traffic and Parking Management - Engagement Outcomes - Executive Summary

North Adelaide Local Area Traffic and Parking Management - Engagement Outcomes (29MB)

You can also watch a video of the results, here.

In 2017, Council will consider the engagement outcomes and help shape the future of traffic and parking as part of the North Adelaide Local Area Traffic and Parking Management Plan

Easy Walking

City of Adelaide has constructed a new shared use walking and cycling path in Kangatilla (Park 4) between Main North Road and Lefevre Road. It forms part of Council’s walking and cycling network as outlined in Council’s Smart Move Strategy.

The path has improved the amenity and provided more options for people who walk and ride bikes in and through the North Adelaide area.

The new path also offers an accessible route that provides everyone (regardless of their mobility needs) with access into the Park Lands. It is the final part of a local neighbourhood walking and cycling loop through Parks 4 and 5, which connects directly to the North East Park Lands Activity Hub, thereby increasing opportunities for North Adelaide residents to enjoy active recreation pursuits in a natural setting.

The shared use path  also links with existing and planned safe cycling routes (bikeways) and provides more recreation and transport options for residents and visitors, including the Braund Road and Prospect Road Bike Direct Routes, the Park Lands Trail and the north-south Frome Bikeway.

The designs used components consistent with Council’s Adelaide Design Manual, which aims to create high quality and sustainable public domain outcomes.

Council endorsed the construction of the project in May 2015, subject to the removal of the pedestrian connection and kerb ramps linking to Margaret Street north. This was due to Council Member concerns that the inclusion of the pedestrian connection would increase activity along Margaret Street and that the additional infrastructure was not necessary. 

Easy Walking

In September 2015, Council completed a shared use walking and cycling path in Wita Wirra (Park 18), Pityarilla (Park 19) and Kurangga (Park 20), along the southern side of South Terrace between Peacock Road and Charlotte Street.

This path now provides more options for people who walk and ride bikes in and through the South Park Lands area.

The shared path forms part of Council’s walking and cycling network as outlined in Council’s Smart Move StrategyIt offers an accessible route that provides everyone (regardless of their mobility needs) with access into the Park Lands.

The path also forms the final part of a 1.5km long local neighbourhood walking and cycling loop through Park 20, which includes sections of existing footpath and the Park Lands Trail, thereby increasing opportunities for residents to enjoy active recreation pursuits in a natural setting.

The shared use path also links with existing and planned safe cycling routes (bikeways), providing more recreation and transport options, including the Mike Turtur Bikeway and the Frome Bikeway for residents and visitors.

The designs use components that are consistent with Council’s recently endorsed Adelaide Design Manual, which aims to create high-quality and sustainable public domain outcomes.

Detailed project information is available on Your Say Adelaide.

Easy Walking

Two shared-use walking and cycling paths in Ityamai-itpina (Park 15) and Kurangga (Park 20) have been upgraded as part of Council’s 2015-16 asset renewal program. Upgrades included widening the paths to 3 metres and improvements to reduce stormwater ponding on the paths.

The paths include:

- Ityamai-itpina (Park 15) on the north side of Wakefield Road between the tennis courts and Dequetteville Terrace, linking to Angas Street, Kent Town; a length of approximately 350 metres.

- Kurangga (Park 20) from Greenhill Road to near South Terrace, parallel to Peacock Road; a length of approximately 530 metres.

Safe Cycling

Super Tuesday bike count results

2018 results

2018 results summary

2017 results spreadsheet

2017 commentary on results

2016 results

2015 results

What are Super Tuesday bike counts?

Super Tuesday bike counts originated in Melbourne in 2007 and are Australia's biggest visual bike count.

The counts take place annually from 7am to 9am on the first Tuesday in March when volunteers in the state capitals count cyclists at particular locations.

Click here for more information.

Super Tuesday bike counts in Adelaide and Norwood

Super Tuesday counts have been undertaken in South Australia since 2009.

The counts have always been affected by the Clipsal 500 event, as well as the Fringe Festival road and path closures, with many riders unable to use their normal route to work.

Traffic disruptions at this time lead to a higher than normal number of cyclists, as commuters who would normally use a car adopt cycling as a means of avoiding the congestion.

This year, therefore, Super Tuesday in Adelaide was held on Tuesday 13 March 2018, between 7 and 9 am, one week later than nationally. Streets in Adelaide had been re-opened and cyclists should have been using their normal routes.

41 intersections were counted by volunteers coordinated by the City of Adelaide and the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters.


The City of Adelaide and the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters are very appreciative of the time and effort put in by their volunteers, without whom this survey would not be possible. A big Thank You goes to them for assisting with the counts, and for providing plenty of feedback and suggestions for possible future improvements:

Our grateful thanks also go to Andrew Waugh and Ian Radbone of BISA for their analysis of the count results and preparation of the graphs.

Easy Walking
In Progress

What is the Wayfinding Strategy?

The City of Adelaide's wayfinding signage is a contemporary, high-quality and user-friendly suite of guides to moving around the city.

It plays a role in promoting Adelaide as a walking and cycling-friendly destination while activating the city's’ streets and parks. Collectively they contribute to the locals' and visitors' experience of the city, and add to the aesthetic integrity of the streetscape and Adelaide Park Lands.

The signs identify key civic destinations and public transport facilities, promote key linkages and routes, and assist in general wayfinding.

The Wayfinding Strategy complements the city’s streets, squares and Park Lands Trail with a range of wayfinding and interpretive signage, aligning with various projects such as the Safer Paths Program and the Reconciliation Action Plan.

The signage suite

Urban Plinth

The striking charcoal-coloured Urban Plinths are contemporary wayfinding icons that create a strong visual contrast to the streetscape. They direct pedestrians to immediately surrounding civic and tourist destinations, bringing awareness to laneways and pedestrian networks. Positioned at key intersections along important major streets, they serve as wayfinding beacons to help pedestrians navigate themselves around the city. The Urban Plinths display illustrated maps, walking times, directional information and the location of various services and public transport

Station to Market Link

The Station to Market Link connects the Riverbank precinct and the Adelaide Railway Station to the Central Market precinct. It aims to create awareness of low-stress, low-speed thoroughfares by navigating pedestrians through attractive laneways and.

Park Lands Wayfinding

The Park Lands Wayfinding Strategy aims to connect pedestrians and cyclists with the Park Lands and boost their usability and patronage. The signs include information on the many attractive features of the Park Lands: park names, walking trails, dog-friendly areas, featured landscaped zones, playspaces and facilities.

Types of Park Lands wayfinding signage include cycle bollards, pole-mounted pedestrian signage, maps and regulatory information. There are also interpretation signs and panels, which illustrate the rich history and significance of features around the Park Lands and their connection to the National Heritage Listing and the Kaurna culture.

Running Loops

The Running Loops have been installed around the Torrens River (Karrawirra Pari) to highlight the numerous routes along the river for recreational activities such as jogging. They also provide the wayfinding information for users to navigate themselves.

The signage suite provides the different levels of information required at specific points. 

Easy Walking

Works to improve access for people walking and riding bikes at the West Terrace / Sir Donald Bradman Drive intersection have now been completed and include the following:

- New widened Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant kerb ramps on the west side of West Terrace to improve the north-south shared use walking and cycling path.
Signalising the left turn movement from Sir Donald Bradman Drive to West Terrace to improve safety for people walking and riding bikes.
Installation of bike lanterns that will allow cyclists to legally ride across Sir Donald Bradman Drive along the shared use path.
Installation of a bike head-start lane on Sir Donald Bradman Drive at West Terrace.
Installation of a push button on the Grote Street approach to the intersection that will allow people on bikes to activate the traffic signals.
Installation of a 100 metre long section of missing westbound bike lane along Sir Donald Bradman Drive from West Terrace.

These works complement the proposed West Terrace shared-use path renewal works between Anzac Highway and Port Road planned for 2015-16, which will provide a safer and more connected route for people walking and riding bikes from the south-west to the City.

For further information, contact Daniel Keller on 8203 7834 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Easy Walking

Improvements along the shared-use walking and cycling path along West Terrace (between Port Road and South Terrace) have now been completed, as part of Council’s 2015-16 asset renewal program.

The works include:

- Widening the path to a more consistent 3 metre width (with the exception of adjacent to the Adelaide Cemetery).

- Installing new widened Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant kerb ramps and bike lanterns at the Glover Avenue signalised crossing point. This will allow people riding bikes to cross legally (similar to the one installed at Sir Donald Bradman Drive along the shared use path).

- Installing a new continuous priority raised crossing at Wylde Road for people walking or riding bikes. Lighting and stormwater upgrades will also take place.

For further information, contact Daniel Keller on 8203 7834 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Easy Walking

In June 2016, Council installed traffic signals at the intersection of Whitmore Square and Sturt Street East. The signals include pedestrian and cyclist crossings.

Council endorsed the project at its meeting on 22 September 2015, The key aim is to improve safety for people crossing the eastern side of Whitmore Square.

Sturt Street forms part of The City of Adelaide’s Bikeways network. Installing traffic signals also improves east-west accessibility and safety for people who bike ride and drive along Sturt Street East. During the past 5 years, there have been 6 crashes recorded, with 5 of them involving bike riders.

This project will also significantly assist in improving safety and accessibility for pedestrians.

The project is not expected to affect on-street parking, and have only minimal impact on traffic flow.

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