Beulah Road Bike Route (West of Gurrs Road)

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Consultation has concluded

In 2014 Council worked with the Beulah Road Bike Route Working Party to develop proposed traffic calming measures and changes to the road environment to achieve a pedestrian and cyclist friendly Beulah Road. Council sought your opinion on the options that the residents of Beulah Road prefer. Council now seeks your opinion on two options.

The background

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) through the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) have offered funding to Councils to undertake safety enhancements on the cycle route that spans from Rundle Street in Adelaide City to Cuthero Terrace, Kensington Gardens.

Council’s Bicycle Strategy

In 2014 Council worked with the Beulah Road Bike Route Working Party to develop proposed traffic calming measures and changes to the road environment to achieve a pedestrian and cyclist friendly Beulah Road. Council sought your opinion on the options that the residents of Beulah Road prefer. Council now seeks your opinion on two options.

The background

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) through the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) have offered funding to Councils to undertake safety enhancements on the cycle route that spans from Rundle Street in Adelaide City to Cuthero Terrace, Kensington Gardens.

Council’s Bicycle Strategy was adopted in October 2012. The Strategy identified existing Council and regional routes, including a route on Beulah Road between Glynburn Road and Portrush Road.

This route has long been a popular cycling route link to Norwood using Portrush Road median crossing.

What has happened?

Council contacted all residents of Beulah Road in August 2014 and sought participants for a Beulah Road Bike Route Working Party. The group was supported by a technical team, comprising engineers from Council and DPTI, and have developed a number of design concepts for Beulah Road.

The concepts included:

  • changes to the roundabouts at Gurrs Road, Salop Street and Howard Street
  • angled slow points

Each of the proposed concepts contribute to a safer and more pleasant cycling route on Beulah Road.

Other considerations during the development of the concepts were that traffic would not be diverted to other streets, and the final outcome would be acceptable to the residents on Beulah Road.

In December 2014 Council wrote to the residents of Beulah Road to seek their opinion on which of the preferred options could be installed on Beulah Road, and to seek suggested alternatives to the concepts proposed.

The outcome of this engagement indicated that the residents agreed with modifications to the roundabouts, and these will proceed.

The residents were not in favour of angled slow points due to the loss of on-street parking that would be a result of their installation.

Two other options were presented and Council seeks your feedback on the suggestion of a 40 km/h speed limit or the installation of flat top road humps.

What Council is asking

Two design concepts are suggested and are presented in Further Information below:

1. the installation of three (3) Flat Top Road Humps between Howard Street and Portrush Road.

2. 40km/h speed zone between Howard Street and Portrush Road.

Council is contacting you to ask what options are suitable to you.

If road humps were to be installed, three (3) humps would be required to meet the relevant code spacing requirements. Their purpose is to slow motorists down and to dissuade motorists from using the road as a cut through in lieu of Magill Rd.

A 40 km/h zone requires the majority of resident support and the approval of DPTI. Your feedback on a 40km/h zone will determine whether the proposal has merit and is further progressed with Council and DPTI.

As a resident and/or regular user of Beulah Road you will be affected by changes to the road environment.

The responses received will assist Council to determine the final outcome that will meet the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and the residents of Beulah Road.

Have your say

Council seeks your opinion on the two concepts presented in Further Information below. Complete the survey by 5 pm Friday 13 March 2015.

For more information

Contact Kevan Delaney, Council's Manager Engineering Services, by phone on 8366 4257 or email kdelaney@burnside.sa.gov.au.

What happens next?

The outcomes from the survey will be presented to our Elected Member Council at a March meeting for their endorsement.

It is expected that construction will be completed by 30 June 2015.

Update

The Beulah Road Bike Route Working Group engagement concluded on 10 September 2014.

A Working Group was established as Council wanted the community involved in the development of design concepts for a cyclist friendly Beulah Road. This route has long been a popular cycling route link to Norwood using Portrush Road median crossing.

The Working Group was supported by a technical team, comprising of engineers from Council and DPTI, and developed a number of design concepts for Beulah Road.

Two engagements followed the Working Group engagement. These were the Beulah Road Bike Route from 1 to 15 December 2014 and the Beulah Road Bike Route (West of Gurrs Road) from 26 February to 13 March 2015.

The Beulah Road Bike Route engagement was open from 1 to 15 December 2015. The Working Group had developed suggested traffic calming measures and changes to the road environment. The design concepts were developed for Beulah Road, East and West of Gurrs Road and were presented to the community during this period. Council sought community feedback on the proposed solutions.

Council considered the initial engagement results and endorsed works comprising of a driveway link, central medians and line marking on the East section of Beulah Road. Council endorsed improvements to the roundabouts on the West section and to consult with these residents on potential flat top road humps.

Council then sought community feedback on the suggestion of a 40 km/h speed limit or the installation of flat top road humps during the Beulah Road Bike Route (West of Gurrs Road) engagement. This was the second engagement and was open from 26 February to 13 March 2015 for people to have their say.

Council has yet to consider the results of the second engagement process however the works on the approved projects is due to start at the end of May 2015 and be completed by 30 June 2015.

Consultation has concluded
  • Further Information

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    27 August, 2015
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded
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    40km/h speed zone between Howard Street and Portrush Road

    Council has proposed that a 40km/h zone on this section of Beulah Road be investigated instead of road humps. A 40km/h zone has the advantage of being enforceable by the SA Police and no road humps are required (devices that may cause noise).

    A 40 km/h speed zone is effective if motorists choose to drive at that speed, and it is enforced by SA Police.

    Flat Top Road Humps

    Proposed location of speed humps on map below (click to enlarge):

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    A flat top road hump is a traffic management device that is used to slow motor vehicle traffic in order to improve the safety conditions of the road environment. The road humps will slow motorists but may increase noise associated with the braking and acceleration of motor vehicles as they drive over the hump.

    Humps also reduce parking and the exact locations would be negotiated with those residents directly affected should the installation of the humps be supported.

    To be affective in managing traffic speed, three flat top road humps would require to be installed. The map above shows the proposed location of the road humps (marked in pink) between Howard Street and Portrush Road.

    Below: A typical flat top road hump with brick on both the approach ramps and the plateau (top).

    The road humps proposed for Beulah Road will feature asphalt on the plateau and the ramps will be concrete.

    Below: A flat top road hump that features planted islands in the kerb.