The Mike Turtur Bikeway is the busiest cycling commuter route connected to the city. Several crossings are being upgraded to meet the demand and make the route safer and more convenient.
King William Street bikeway
Currently, the Mike Turtur Bikeway ends just South of South Tce. People riding bikes share space with an angled parking lane for much of the distance between South Tce and Victoria Sq. The department is working with Adelaide City Council, through the Bicycle Infrastructure Group (BIG), to design a bikeway following King William St to extend the Mike Turtur Bikeway from South Tce to Victoria Square.
Tram track crossing at South Terrace, City
Status: Completed (October 2013)
A joint project between DPTI and Adelaide City Council installed a tram crossing and bike box at the intersection of Peacock Road and South Terrace. Improvements include:
- a signalised cyclist crossing of the tram tracks on a safer alignment
- a bike box on Peacock Rd northbound at South Tce to increase storage capacity and safety for cyclists entering the city
- an easier connection from the shared use path to the bike lane on Peacock Rd
- a signalised pedestrian and bicycle crossing of Peacock Rd at South Tce. The crossing will serve the Park Lands Trail and improve access to the tram stop
The $200,000 project was funded by the Greenways program and Adelaide City Council.
Upgrade of Goodwood Road crossing
An existing crossing was upgraded to cope with the increase in bicycle traffic, making the crossing safer and more convenient.
Seaford railway crossing at the Goodwood railway station
Currently, a significant diversion is required to use the level crossing at Victoria St (there is also an option to walk through the subway at the Goodwood station).
Through the Rail Revitalisation project options are being evaluated to provide a more convenient railway crossing along this busy cycling corridor.
Upgrade of crossing at Winifred Avenue / Beckman Street, Glandore
A joint project between DPTI and Marion Council installed bicycle right turn lanes and median refuge islands on Winifred Av and Beckman St. The existing cycling route crosses from roads on one side of the tram alignment to the other at this intersection. The improvements provide a safer and more convenient crossing of the intersection for people cycling the Mike Turtur Bikeway and walking to the tram stop.
Shared use path between Morphett Road and Brighton Road
Status: Completed (November 2013)
A new shared use path completed a 1.8km segment of the Mike Turtur Bikeway (following Maxwell Tce from Brighton Rd, Glenelg East and Morphett Rd, Glegowrie). The path was constructed by the Cities of Marion and Holdfast Bay and funded in part by the state government Planning and Development Fund.
The shared use path is part of a linear park along the tramline, improved access to tram stops and provides an alternative to cycling on Maxwell Tce. The project upgraded to existing lighting, fencing and landscaping and planted native trees and shrubs.
For more information, see the City of Holdfast Bay website.
Upgrade of crossing of Brighton Road
Status: In design
A joint project with City of Holdfast Bay to upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing to improve cycling and walking access from the new shared use path along Maxwell Tce to Jetty Rd.