Bicycle Boulevard to improve cyclist connectivity and safety

09/03/2016

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is proposing to develop a bicycle boulevard along Beulah Road, Norwood, which is a popular route for cycling to and from the Adelaide CBD.

Beulah Road has been identified within the Council's City-Wide Cycling Plan as an appropriate location for a bicycle boulevard, to offer a convenient alternative to cycling on main arterial roads, such as The Parade and Magill Road, as well as creating a more inviting place to walk and a more attractive place to live.

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor, Robert Bria, said the proposed Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard is a key deliverable of the Council’s City-Wide Cycling Plan, which was adopted by the Council in 2013.

“The proposed bicycle boulevard along Beulah Road aims to provide a strategic east-west cycling route, as part of the State Government’s Norwood-Magill Bikeway Project,” said Mayor Bria.

“The Council has considered various design options for the bicycle boulevard and a preferred option has been developed, which includes the implementation of various safety and amenity improvements along Beulah Road, whilst allowing local vehicle access to remain unchanged and for existing on-street parking to be largely retained.

“The safety of cyclists and pedestrians is a key consideration, along with maintaining convenience for vehicle traffic and improving the amenity of the area,” he said.

The community is invited to provide feedback on the preferred option, in writing to beulahroad@npsp.sa.gov.au or via post to PO Box 204, Kent Town SA 5071.

Feedback must be received by 5,00pm, Friday 1 April 2016.

A Community Information Session facilitated by Council staff will also be held on Thursday 17 March 2016, 3pm – 6pm in the central median at the intersection of Osmond Terrace and Beulah Road, Norwood.

Full details of the project, including proposed plans and a background report, are available on the Council’s website at www.npsp.sa.gov.au/beulahroad

For further information please contact the Council’s Manager, Urban Planning & Sustainability, Eleanor Walters on 8366 4521 or email ewalters@npsp.sa.gov.au  

Media Enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077.