Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard wins award for innovation

10/10/2017

The Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard, a key strategic project of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, won an Innovation Award at the inaugural Form Innovation Awards (FIA) held on Friday 6 October 2017.

Mayor Robert Bria expressed his delight at having the Bicycle Boulevard considered as part of the Form Innovation Awards.

“The challenges of retrofitting road infrastructure to design safer spaces for cyclists is one facing many municipalities across the globe, and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is justly proud of its achievement in winning this Innovation Award,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

The Form Innovation Awards provide a platform of recognition for innovative design thinking in South Australia and are awarded based on the impact of the project across the criteria of innovation, contribution to the project’s respective profession, and as a leading model of best practice.

“The design of the Bicycle Boulevard provides for safer cycling access along Beulah Road as part of the Norwood – Magill Bikeway Strategic Cycling Route, and has successfully secured State Government funding through the Greenways Project.”

The judges acknowledged that the Bicycle Boulevard faced many challenges but “exemplifies the planning profession”.

It was also noted that the Bicycle Boulevard, “promotes the use of bikes and aids to help communities challenge the norm of driving a car and to rethink transport options. Something that is imperative to ensure Adelaide remains a liveable and attractive place to live”.

“The comprehensive approach taken by the Council to the design of the Bicycle Boulevard will build even stronger connectivity between the CBD, The Parade and the eastern suburbs, as well as improve pedestrian movement and enhance outcomes for the surrounding businesses and community,” added Mayor Robert Bria.

The Boulevard design incorporates a series of infrastructure modifications including entry statements, raised platforms and intersection treatments, a central median feature at Osmond Terrace, enhanced lighting, landscaping and wayfinding signage.

For more information about the Project, visit: Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077