Bike Lane Options

    Exclusive Bike Lanes

    Signs and Symbols only

    Bicycle symbols painted on the road surface to advise motorists that cyclists may use this area of the road.

    Shared Use Path

    Shared Use Paths have painted symbols on the footpath surface and signage to make cyclists and pedestrians aware of other users. Paths can be adjacent to the road without landscaping.

    Proposed Network Amendments (Additions)


    1. Network link to the New Norton Road Sumit
    2. Rowland Road – network link to Campbelltown City Council to UniSA Magill Campus and Magill Village
    3. Extension of Cuthero Terrace Route with links to Campbelltown City Council and Magill Junior and Primary School
    4. North south link through Kensington Park Oval car park, linking two Bike Direct Routes and forming part of a proposed ‘Super Route’
    5. Parklands perimeter route
    6. Fullarton Service Road link to Grant Avenue – improving access to Dulwich and Rose Park
    7. Central Burnside Cycle Route through Rose Park and Toorak Gardens
    8. Lower traffic link for recreational cyclists from central suburbs to Burnside Pool, Hazelwood Park and Waterfall Gully Road
    9. Network link from Linden Park north into City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters and Marryatville High School, avoiding Portrush Road
    10. Lower traffic cycle route alternative to Deveraux Road
    11. Network Link from the Parklands and western suburbs via the Glenside Hospital Campus to central suburbs to Burnside Village
    12. Access through the southern side of Glenside Campus grounds to the Frewville shops and Adelaide City Council via Eastwood
    13. Forming part of the Southern Burnside Super Route, providing a low stress link to the local schools
    14. Quiet bypass route of Deveraux Road, providing access to shops and Linden Park Junior/Primary Schools
    15. Network connection to the South Eastern Freeway

    Three Possible Routes

    The Bicycle Strategy initially proposed the Alexandra Ave Route. As a result of community feedback two more alternatives have been developed – Hewitt Ave and Watson Ave as well as some additional work on Alexandra Avenue.

    The image on the right shows the three routes, as well as the existing bike direct routes that form a regional set of routes.

    Bike Direct Routes (shown with dashes) already exist and are regional routes supported by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

    The three possibilities are discussed below.

    Option 1 – Alexandra Avenue Route

    Alexandra Avenue aligns well with the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters route onto Stafford Grove and is wide enough to allow exclusive bike lane

    • Portrush to Giles: 13.5m wide - Exclusive Bicycle Lanes - standard location between parked cars and traffic lanes.
    • Giles to Prescott: 8.4m wide - Cyclists on the road sharing the travelled lane. A short off-street path at the roundabout to allow less confident cyclists an opportunity to use the footpath instead of the roundabout. The road surface marked with painted bicycle symbols.
    • Prescott to Thomas Lane: 7.0m wide - Exclusive Bike Lanes - One Way from the roundabout
    • Thomas shares the traffic lanes with bicycle symbols on the road surface.

    Option 2 – Hewitt Avenue Route

    Hewitt Avenue aligns with a pedestrian crossing of Portrush Rd, has quiet streets, has reduced parking at the Hospital, links Loreto College with Rose Park Primary School, and has a better crossing of Prescott Tce using the median as opposed to a roundabout. 

    • Portrush to Moore: 7.5m wide – Signs and Symbols only.  Some parking could be removed to create more road width and potentially a part closure created (considerable further consultation and study).  It is likely that the part closure would divert traffic to adjacent roads.
    • Moore to Giles: 8.5m wide (no parking one side) – Signs and Symbols and the OPTION of an off-street path on the verge opposite the hospital.
    • Giles to Prescott: 8.6m wide – Signs and Symbols only.
    • Crossing of Prescott: Accomplished by creating shared use paths across the median and possibly reduce the road width with kerb bulges.
    • Prescott to Webb Reserve: 13.4m wide – Signs and Symbols only.
    • Webb Reserve: Kerb bulges adjacent the Webb Reserve to heighten motorist awareness of cyclists entering / crossing roads to access the reserve, and divert around Maddern Lane cul de sac.
    • Continue on either Webb St or Victoria Tce used to access Alexandra Ave
      • Option A – Turn onto Webb St to Alexandra: 8.4m wide – Signs and Symbols. Note: only one driveway.
      • Option B – Turn left onto Victoria to Alexandra: Use existing Exclusive Bicycle Lanes. Note: No driveways.
    • Alexandra Ave and Thomas Lane: As per Option 1.

    Option 3 – Watson Avenue Route

    Watson Ave has quiet streets and aligns near the pedestrian crossing on Portrush Rd.

    • Portrush to Prescott: About  9.0 wide - Signs and Symbols – Bicycles located on the road sharing the travelled lane.
    • Crossing of Prescott: Shared use paths and optional kerb bulges on the road to reduce road width.
    • Prescott to Webb or Victoria: 14.0m wideExclusive Bicycle Lanes. 
    • Continue on either Webb St or Victoria Tce used to access Alexandra Ave
    • Alexandra to Thomas: As per Option 1 - Alexandra Ave.