Adelaide’s cycling infrastructure is set to receive a $12 million boost.
The South Australian Government and Adelaide City Council are joining forces to transform the city experience for bike riders across Adelaide’s CBD and expand the free bike-share program.
It is the largest single investment in cycling infrastructure in the city’s history.
The funding will provide north-south and east-west bikeways in the city, investing in upgrades that will create connected routes and extend and modify Frome Street bikeway. Completion is anticipated for 2019.
The co-funding will also provide $1 million to begin a point-to-point city bike share scheme, with a vision for this to expand into adjoining suburbs outside the city in the future.
This scheme will involve hire bikes that can be borrowed from a bike rack at one point and returned at another point, allowing riders to use the bikes for one-way trips.
Source: Adelaide City Council