Cool Road Adelaide

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Project Information

Dark bitumen roads contribute to heating cities and urban areas – known as the urban heat island effect. To combat this, we are considering ways to make our cities more comfortable for everyone.

The project will pilot the performance of three cool road surface products on Bowen Street West in Adelaide CBD this summer. The three products are CoolSeal by GuardTop as well as JetCool and JetBloc by Fulton Hogan. These are also road preservation products, used to lengthen the life span of a road and therefore increase the time span between having to dig up and relay.

The treated pilot road will be monitored to see how the different products reduce surface and ambient air temperature, as well as the experiences of local residents, road users, pedestrians and businesses.

The project will provide evidence to support the City of Adelaide and other councils to make informed decisions about the application of cool road surface products across South Australia.

The Cool Road Adelaide project is a Climate KIC Australia project delivered in partnership with the City of Adelaide and South Australian Department for Environment and Water.

This project was also made possible with in-kind support from Fulton Hogan.

Background

The urban heat island effect is an extensively documented climate phenomenon and is prevalent in many Australian cities. Concrete buildings and asphalt roads create heat islands that can be significantly hotter than temperatures in the surrounding suburban and rural areas. Because the number of extreme heat days is predicted to increase significantly over the next few decades, and the urban heat island effect has been shown to be exacerbated by climate change, the City of Adelaide is working to understand and reduce heat islands.

A Heat Mapping Tool is publicly available which assesses how all suburbs are affected on hot days and nights. The City of Adelaide is using this data to inform its planning and design, for example in tree planting and choice of materials in public spaces like playgrounds, parks and pavements. Residents and businesses can consult the tool to understand how heat exposed their property is.

You will find a graph in the image gallery that depicts the average land surface temperature for a range of different surfaces measured across the Heat Mapping study area. Bitumen is one of the consistently hot urban surfaces both day and night, covers a large part of our city, and is directly controlled by the City of Adelaide.


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Interact with our 'Cool Road' this summer and give us your thoughts!


Project Information

Dark bitumen roads contribute to heating cities and urban areas – known as the urban heat island effect. To combat this, we are considering ways to make our cities more comfortable for everyone.

The project will pilot the performance of three cool road surface products on Bowen Street West in Adelaide CBD this summer. The three products are CoolSeal by GuardTop as well as JetCool and JetBloc by Fulton Hogan. These are also road preservation products, used to lengthen the life span of a road and therefore increase the time span between having to dig up and relay.

The treated pilot road will be monitored to see how the different products reduce surface and ambient air temperature, as well as the experiences of local residents, road users, pedestrians and businesses.

The project will provide evidence to support the City of Adelaide and other councils to make informed decisions about the application of cool road surface products across South Australia.

The Cool Road Adelaide project is a Climate KIC Australia project delivered in partnership with the City of Adelaide and South Australian Department for Environment and Water.

This project was also made possible with in-kind support from Fulton Hogan.

Background

The urban heat island effect is an extensively documented climate phenomenon and is prevalent in many Australian cities. Concrete buildings and asphalt roads create heat islands that can be significantly hotter than temperatures in the surrounding suburban and rural areas. Because the number of extreme heat days is predicted to increase significantly over the next few decades, and the urban heat island effect has been shown to be exacerbated by climate change, the City of Adelaide is working to understand and reduce heat islands.

A Heat Mapping Tool is publicly available which assesses how all suburbs are affected on hot days and nights. The City of Adelaide is using this data to inform its planning and design, for example in tree planting and choice of materials in public spaces like playgrounds, parks and pavements. Residents and businesses can consult the tool to understand how heat exposed their property is.

You will find a graph in the image gallery that depicts the average land surface temperature for a range of different surfaces measured across the Heat Mapping study area. Bitumen is one of the consistently hot urban surfaces both day and night, covers a large part of our city, and is directly controlled by the City of Adelaide.


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View the Image
Gallery
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