State government and city council join forces on better bikeways in the Adelaide CBD
The Frome Street, Adelaide, bikeway in its revised form.
A $12 million funding split between the state government and the city council will upgrade cycling infrastructure across Adelaide’s CBD and extend the bike share scheme.
The project will include fixing the controversial bikeway section of Frome Street bikeway.
Frome Street will be restored to two vehicles lines in either direction but cyclists will have barriers separating them from motorists.
These barriers will be extended along Frome Road from Pirie Street down to the River Torrens, passing the site of the new $85 million City High School scheduled to open 2019.
In addition to the extended north-south Frome Street/Road bikeway, options for an east-west bikeway through the city will be investigated.
The east-west options include finishing the Pirie Street and Waymouth Street upgrades and exploring further routes along Flinders-Franklin and Grote-Wakefield streets.
The city council and the state government will investigate options that will connect Kent Town to Mile End and consult with businesses, residents and property owners next to the proposed bikeways.