Between August and October 2018, we asked the community, via a survey, online mapping tool and through a community event, how we could improve the Bikedirect network in the City of Charles Sturt, including improving safety, access, convenience and comfort for people riding bikes.

(Bikedirect is a network of bicycle routes across the Adelaide metropolitan area that was developed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to encourage cycling)

What we heard

During consultation, we had 156 people complete the survey online, 222 engaged with our interactive online map and we got to speak with over 70 people at our fun and interactive open day in September 2018.

We received many great suggestions to improve infrastructure, facilities, connections and wayfinding and promotional activities.

The community told us that every street should be safe for riding and that riding should be considered upfront in every project as a priority, not an afterthought.

Bike Network Action List

We have compiled all the feedback into an Action List containing 5 key themes:

1. Make Improvements to Strategic Bicycle Routes and Link Routes to Each Other
2. Improve Safety and Access for Bike Riders on Local Roads
3. Improve Safety and Access for Bike Riders on Paths
4. Work with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure for Improvements to Bike Riding on the Arterial Road Network
5. Improve Facilities for People who Ride Bikes

Implementation of the actions in the ACTION LIST will improve safety of bike riders in Charles Sturt and encourage more people to choose bike riding as a form of transport or recreational activity.

Whilst these actions are strategic in nature, we have received many location specific suggestions which we have retained on file for our future reference and to help prioritise works.

Charles Sturt Bike Network

In addition to improving safety on every street, we have developed a Charles Sturt Bike Network.

In each section of the City, we have identified a key route through the local street network to specifically improve safety for less confident riders and those that prefer quieter routes. Many of the streets that are included on this Bike Network are already quiet with low traffic volumes, however we would like to develop a set of design principles that can be applied on a street-by-street basis. Over time, we hope to provide a network of “safe streets".

As we make changes to our Bike Network streets, we will continue to work with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to ensure that our network and the State Governments Bikedirect network are complimentary and aligned where appropriate. This Charles Sturt Bike Network is not intended to replace the Bikedirect network.

Get involved and provide your comments on our Charles Sturt Bike Network and Action List!

  • View our Draft Charles Sturt Bike Network Map
  • View our Draft Bike Network Action List
  • Comment on our bike network and action list by completing our online survey
  • Share this project with your family and friends

Consultation is open until 5pm Monday 8 July 2019

For a hard copy of the Bike Network, please contact us to have one mailed out.

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