Help DPTI prioritise arterial road cycling improvements

DPTI is seeking feedback to prioritise cycling infrastructure projects for further investigation and possible inclusion in the 2013-14 Arterial Road Bicycle Facilities Program. 

To review potential projects and have your say, see

Colin Maher

Cycling and Walking Section, DPTI,

Potential projects

New bicycle lanes

Improve existing bicycle lanes Improve arterial road crossings along low-traffic BikeDirect routes ('bicycle boulevards')
1. Separated bicycle lane trial on Port Road Stage 2 from Park Tce to South Rd (outbound direction only) 9. Longer bicycle lane operating hours on key arterial roads 17. Airport Bike Route: median refuges at South Rd and Marion Rd
2. Bicycle lanes on Addison Road & Cheltenham Parade from St Clair Av to Grand Junction Rd (to operate during peak hours) 10. Green bicycle lanes at intersections with cyclist crash history and high volumes of cyclists 18. Beulah Rd Bike Route: median refuge at Fullarton Rd
3. Bicycle lanes on Dequetteville Terrace from Wakefield Rd to Rundle St 11. Anzac Highway: extend bicycle lanes to intersections from Brighton Rd to Marion Rd 19. Grant Avenue & Alexandra Avenue Bike Route: bike box on Grant Av at Fullarton Rd and improvements at Portrush Rd crossing
4. Bicycle lanes on Findon Road & Rowell Road from Henley Beach Rd to Grange Rd (to operate during peak hours) 12. Churchill Road: new bicycle lanes from Palmer Av to Gladstone Av* 20. Levels-City Bikeway: bicycle signal at North East Rd and median refuge at Grand Junction Rd
5. Bicycle lanes on Old Port Road from Frederick Rd to Port Rd* 13. Greenhill Road: new bicycle lane from Glen Osmond Rd to Fullarton Rd 21. Rugby Street Bike Route: median refuge at Cross Rd
6. Bicycle lanes on Portrush Road from Magill Rd to Greenhill Rd 14. Henley Beach Road: extend bicycle lanes to intersections from Airport Rd to James Congdon Dr
7. Bicycle lanes on Main North Road from Frost Rd / Clayson Rd to Smith Rd / Park Tce 15. Magill Road: extend bicycle lanes to intersections at: Fullarton Rd, Glyburn Rd and St Bernards Rd / Penfold Rd
8. Bicycle lanes on Main North Road from Smith Rd / Park Tce to The Grove Way (Main North Rd installation is phased due to cost) 16. Rundle Street, Kent Town cycling improvements

*pending the completion of adjacent development projects

Projects on the list with a crash history are eligible for State Black Spot Cycling funding. Within the amount of funding available from these two programs, we anticipate being able to complete 8-12 of the potential projects listed. Projects selected will be completed by the end of June 2014.

For more information on DPTI programs that improve the cycling network on local streets and off-road paths see the Greenway and Cycle Paths program and state grants available to councils.

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Thanks for that Colin. I will send them a comment. I can not, for the life of me, figure why there were not bike lanes included on Portrush Rd when they spent those Millions of $s upgrading it.  

Hi Colin, It would be good if the area of road surface on Torrens Road is made in to a "true bike lane". At the current time it only operates for a total of 7.5 hours a week - more like a peak time clearway I reckon. This feels like false pretences to me, a way for cyclists to be victimised by motorists, but in reality the signposted area does little to offer protection for a whole range of different type of utility cyclists within the community. Port Road is similar but worse, You can be ridding along in the bike lane during operating hours, then you get to Cheltenham Parade and have to wait for half an hour before the bike lane operates. What the?

Be great if you could organise for adequate and safe cycling facilities on both of these high volume arterial roads. Cheers

I noted the entire lack of bike lanes in the lead up to the intersection of Portrush, Cross and Glen Osmond Rds, and the poor layout of the cycle acess to the Crafers Bikeway.

I put my 2c worth in via the feedback form:

All the suggested works above sound great and some are on routes I commonly use when cycling. I would like to add that Beulah Rd intersection with Glynburn Rd can be difficult when one wishes to continue heading east. Traffic on Glynburn Rd can be very heavy at times so perhaps some median refuge there would be conducive to cyclist safety. Thank-you

I put in my 2c. I agree with Derek. I can never understand why Portrush Rd does not have lanes from the Tollgates to Magill Rd, or at least Burnside. It is wide enough.

10. Green bicycle lanes at intersections with cyclist crash history and high volumes of cyclists

Does anyone think these help at all? I suppose they make the lane a bit more visible. I hate the gritty feel of the surface though. 

I must have put in 10c then.  My comment on #10 was that the real reason for the cyclist crash history should be understood and best practice be utilised to improve the intersection.  Green paint is not best practice.  It is pretty though.  Note a comment in the DPTI quarterly publication a while ago that on certain intersections in NZ a 39% reduction in cycling related incidents was observed after the introduction of the green painted bike lanes.

I can confirm that it feels pretty damn gritty when you land on one of those lanes, as I did a few months ago. They are certainly more visible, but the driver who cut me off didn't show a lot of respect for the green lane or my presence in it. They're better than nothing but I'm not convinced that they help much.

A study found that green coloured bicycle lanes decrease collisions, but do not prevent them. I can vouch that too many drivers drive and/or stop in green coloured bicycle lanes. Vulnerable cyclists need better and safer infrastructure, away from moving vehicles.

Earlier this year photo posted on AC showing public buses PARKED in bicycle lanes. Buses permitted to stop temporarily to pick up or set down traffic, but not park. Refer ARR.

My personal experience with the Green lanes is positive, drivers seem to respect them and watch when they cross the lane. 
An example would be King William, Hyde park travelling North at Greenhill road stop light, for 20 years i would struggle with left turning cars stopping bumper to bumper over the bike lane. but now thats its green 70% of cars avoid stopping on the green

Green colour helps but you also note that not 100%.

Look at the green coloured bike lanes in Morphett Street. There are locations where vehicles are not supposed to enter or cross the bicycle lanes, but the green colour has been worn by vehicle wheels. I do not want to be in a green bicycle lane when a driver ignores it.

When I worked at Adelaide City Council we did counts of motorists driving over the bike lanes at the south end of Light Square before and after we painted the lanes green.  The second count was about 6 months after the treatment.

I can't remember the precise numbers, but the number of transgressions dropped by from about 80 per peak hour to less than 50.


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