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Outer Harbor Greenway

The Outer Harbor Greenway will provide a safe, direct, continuous and attractive link from the city to Port Adelaide and the Lefevre Peninsula.

The 20km route begins at the River Torrens Linear Park in the Adelaide Park Lands and ends where it connects to Coast Park at Outer Harbor. It generally follows local streets fronting the Outer Harbor railway line, diverging from the railway through Port Adelaide across the Birkenhead Bridge.

Key segments have been built as part of the St. Clair redevelopment and the Port Adelaide Hike & Bike Loop (Our Port project). Future segments will be delivered as part of the Bowden Master Plan, the Goodwood and Torrens Rail Junction projects and the South Rd Upgrade - Torrens Rd to River Torrens project.

The Greenway is detoured at two locations: 

  1.  Around construction for the South Road Upgrade - Torrens Rd to River Torrens until 2018
  2. Around the Birkenhead Bridge at Port Adelaide 

Project locations

Key arterial road crossings and segments of shared use path will complete the route


Detailed segment maps:


Project status

Shared lane markings ("Sharrows") on local roads


Status: Completed

Sharrow pavement markings have been painted on the Greenway route on low-traffic local streets between Bowden and Port Adelaide and along streets on the Lefevre Peninsula.

Sharrows are intended to position cyclists away from the ‘door zone’ of parked cars, alert drivers to the presence of cyclists and assist with wayfinding. 


New shared use path along the River Torrens Linear Park, Bonython Park (Adelaide Park Lands)

Status: Completed

The new sealed shared use path extends the Greenway route to connect with the existing River Torrens Linear Park on the South side of the River via the recently completed ETSA bridge.  This upgrade was made possible through a partnership with Adelaide City Council.


Park Terrace underpass

Status: Concept design (project funding announced May 2016)

Stage 2 of the Goodwood and Torrens Rail Junction Project will replace the existing Bicycle/ Pedestrian Actuated Crossing (BPAC) at Park Tce with an underpass.


Interim Greenway route through Bowden

Status: Interim route signposted

As development envisioned by the Bowden Master Plan is realised, the Greenway will follow a new local street between Chief St and Park Tce.

The interim alignment is circuitous but provides a comfortable route following low traffic streets through Bowden and new buffered bike lanes on Chief St. 


New Chief Street buffered bike lanes


Status: Completed (May 2014)

New buffered bicycle lanes provide a safer and more comfortable ride along Chief St. Chief St is part of the interim alignment of the Greenway around the Origin site.

The bike lanes extend from First St to Hawker St, Brompton. The interim Greenway route follows Chief St from First St to Second St.


New overpass of South Road, Croydon

Status: Expected completion 2018

The South Rd Upgrade - Torrens Rd to River Torrens project includes an overpass that will carry both the Greenway path and the rail line over an upgraded South Rd. 

Potential detours routes for the Greenway around the South Rd construction site are being investigated. 


New crossing of Kilkenny Rd / David Tce, Kilkenny

 Image of completed crossing signal at Kilkenny Road

Status: Completed (November 2014)

A new Bicycle/ Pedestrian Actuated Crossing (BPAC) provides a safe crossing of Kilkenny Rd / David Tce and improves access to the Kilkenny railway station.


New crossing of Woodville Road

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Status: Completed (February 2014)

A new crossing signal helps people cross busy Woodville Rd.  


New shared use path through Woodville

Image of construction progress on Outer Harbor Greenway path at Woodville 

Status: Completed July 2015 (photo shows path under construction)

The new 250m long shared use path will extend from Woodville Road to link up with the existing path through St. Clair (see below). The new path provides a more direct connection to the Woodville station and additional open space for local residents. Greenway users will no longer be required to walk or ride through the car park on Glennys Nunn Dr.


New shared use path through St. Clair

Outer Harbor Greenway path approaching Cheltenham Parade  

Status: Completed (February 2014)

The Greenway follows a new shared use path from Actil Av to Cheltenham Pde.

Future development will complete the path from Actil Av to Woodville Rd. In the interim, the Greenway follows Glennys Nunn Dr.


New crossing of Cheltenham Parade

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Status: Completed (February 2014)

A new crossing signal connects new shared use paths on either side of Cheltenham Pde. The shared use path continues for approx 100m on the West side of Cheletenham Pde before rejoining with Buller Tce. These improvements connect the Greenway to the new St. Clair railway station and Coles supermarket.


Path upgrade at Alberton railway station

Path under construction next to Alberton railway station

Status: Completed July 2015 (photo shows path under construction) 

An existing path between Fussell Pl and Station Pl was widened and illuminated to complete a link in the Greenway and improve access to the Alberton railway station. 


Upgrade of Grand Junction Road underpass


Status: Completed

The existing underpass has been improved by resealing and realigning the shared use path as well as upgrading the lighting. 


Path upgrade between Lipson St and Rosetta St, Port Adelaide

Status: Completed (July 2015)

The existing path behind the Air Museum and Railway Museum is being widened and illuminated by new lighting.


Port Adelaide Hike & Bike Loop:

Birkenhead Bridge shared use path 

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Status: Completed (May 2014)

A new shared use path on the Birkenhead Bridge connects the Greenway across the Port River. The 4m shared path is a portion of the Hike & Bike Loop provided through the Our Port revitalisation.


Port Loop 


Status: Completed (January 2014)

The Greenway route follows the Port Loop from the end of Lipson St to the junction of Semaphore Rd and Meade St.


Jervois Bridge shared use path and bike lanes

Status: Completed (June 2014)

The bridge has been retrofit to include both bike lanes and a share use path (part of the Port Adelaide Hike & Bike Loop).