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Compton Street, Russell Street and Owen Street form a key north-south ‘active’ cross-city link between Gouger Street at the Central Markets and South Terrace, as well as forming part of Council’s Bikeways Network.
Improving the quality and safety of walking and cycling infrastructure along these streets is part of Council’s strategy to increase the number of people who walk and ride in the city, whilst maintaining good vehicle access and on-street parking for residents, businesses and visitors.
Following feedback from the public consultation undertaken in November and December 2013 and consideration of the Adelaide Design Manual (aka Urban Design Framework) adopted by Council in 2014, the design has been revised and the detailed designs are currently being finalised.
The Compton Street, Russell Street and Owen Street cross-city link will cater for safe two-way (contra-flow) cycling and help to improve the pedestrian experience. Accessibility standards will be improved through the upgrade of kerb ramps and crossing points and Wright Street, Gilbert Street and Gouger Street will feature attractive landscaping.
The designs use components consistent with Council’s recently endorsed Adelaide Design Manual, which aims to create high quality and sustainable public domain outcomes.
There have been a number of improvements to the project since the consultation in late 2013, with the main changes including:
Other minor design items to note include:
View a map of the changes by clicking here.
The project was presented to and endorsed by Council in September 2014, and designs have been finalised. The project commenced construction in early May 2015 at South Terrace, and will continue to move north along the corridor to Gouger Street. Owners/occupiers adjacent to the project will be notified of the works prior to construction commencing. Check out photos of the contraction here.