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Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard

Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard

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Category: Cycling and sustainable transport

Offering an alternative to cycling on Magill Road or The Parade, Beulah Road is a popular cycling route and forms part of the Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard.

Benefits of the Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard:

  • a more enjoyable route for people to cycle compared to parallel arterial roads
  • lower traffic volumes and speeds to increase cyclist safety
  • shared roadway for motorists and cyclists
  • improved pedestrian accessibility and safety
  • enhanced tree planting and landscaping
  • increased liveability through the creation of Streets for People.


The bicycle boulevard is a key deliverable of the Council’s City-Wide Cycling Plan and promotes the Council’s commitment to maintaining well-designed, sustainable urban environments and an integrated, sustainable and active transport network.

The project commenced in 2016 with initial design concepts being developed, discussions with the Department of Transport (formerly Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure) and community consultation.

Initial project timelines were extended to explore important issues that arose during the design phase, including local stormwater capacity and solutions, a street lighting review and other engineering issues.

Construction of the bicycle boulevard was completed in August 2020.

Award-winning design

In 2016, the Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard Project received the Hard Won Victory Award and a commendation from the Minister for Planning, in the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) SA Awards for Planning Excellence

The PIA Award judging panel acknowledged the Council’s significant achievement in balancing the provision of infrastructure to calm traffic, improve safety and accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians, whilst ensuring continued access
for motorists.

Next stage completed

Implementation of Stage 2 of the Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard Project—the upgrade of a portion of Osmond Terrace median strip—is about to commence.

These works will include a paved central plaza area with wider cyclist and pedestrian paths, public artwork commemorating Norwood cycling icon Nino Solari, new seating, additional landscaping and a bike repair station.


Site Address

Beulah Road (Kent Town and Norwood)



Key dates

Project completed

Project Contact

Contact Scott Dearman

Contact role Project Manager, Assets

Phone 08 8366 4555

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Why was Beulah Road chosen to construct a bicycle boulevard?

During community consultation on the Council’s City-wide Cycling Plan, Beulah Road was identified as a key road requiring improvements to cycling infrastructure in order to cater for the high volume of cyclists.

Traffic data indicated that vehicle speeds were too high for a residential street popular among cyclists, while crash data showed a high number of crashes involving cyclists on Beulah Road over a five-year period.

As a result, Beulah Road was identified within the Council’s City-wide Cycling Plan as an appropriate location to construct a bicycle boulevard to offer an alternative to cycling on main arterial roads as well as creating a more inviting place to walk and more attractive place to live.