Who has given feedback to inform these concepts?

A range of local people from North Adelaide including the North Adelaide Golf Club Secretary, provided input to inform the development of the Park Lands Trail concepts for the northern loop.  This input was gathered through discussions in the street, two workshops and a ‘Trail Talk’ drop in session in Mann Terrace.

Up to 15 people actively participated in the workshops and another 30 people provided further input and ideas at the Trail Talk session.



Who is the Park Lands Trail for?

The Park Lands Trail is a recreation trail designed to support walkers, runners and cyclists in being physically active and exploring places and spaces in the Adelaide Park Lands.


Why is a ‘Park Lands’ Trail using streets?

It is our preference to have the Trail in the Park Lands. Unfortunately, there is a section between Tidlangga (Park 9) and Nantu Wama (Park 6) where the Park Lands do not connect.  Mann Terrace is a quiet street and is seen as a safe option to connect these two parks.



Why does the crossing over Melbourne Street look similar to before?

Both Council and the State Government are looking at options to alter the traffic arrangements at the intersection of Mann Road and Melbourne Street.  It is our intention to create an improved crossing (i.e. better pedestrian and cyclist alignment) across Melbourne Street when these changes are implemented. 

In the meantime, minor improvements are proposed to the existing pedestrian arrangement to create a pedestrian and cyclist crossing utilising the existing alignment.


Where has the idea of the Park Lands Trail come from?

Construction of the Park Lands Trail commenced in the south Park Lands in 2003.  Each year, Council has been working on constructing another stage.

It is the only project that links the Park Lands and encourages people to explore different and often unique parts of our City’s wonderful park system.

The completed sections of the Trail have been very well received by the community, with some suggestions around improving way finding (directional signage) and creating safer crossings, which Council is working towards.

The Park Lands Trail appears in a variety of Council (and State Government) documents as key project.


When will the Park Lands Trail be completed?

We are spending this year planning the remainder of the Trail.  We anticipate that the northern loop will be constructed over two to three years.



How do I provide my feedback?

There are a number of ways in which you can provide feedback on the concept plans for the Park Lands Trail northern loop:

Feedback Form

Complete the Feedback Form which provides an opportunity for general comments regarding the project.

Telephone

You can speak directly with Council’s Recreation Planner, Ray Scheuboeck on 8203 7688.

Online/ Website

Council has a dedicated website that provides an opportunity for quick and efficient online feedback. Visit yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com for information about the project and online ways to provide your comments. Alternatively comments can be emailed to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com
 

Written Submissions
All written feedback must be received by 5.00 pm Thursday 17 April 2014, and should be addressed to:

Community Consultation

Park Lands Trail – Northern Loop
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

Electronic forms are available online at yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com, or alternatively comments can be e-mailed directly to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com.



How do I know my ideas have been received?

All ideas, questions and feedback or correspondence will be acknowledged either by email or in writing so that you know your comments/feedback has been received.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact

Ray Scheuboeck; Recreation Planner
Phone: 8203 7688
Email Address: r.scheuboeck@adelaidecitycouncil.com




Why do we need to complete the Bike Trail around Adelaide?

The Park Lands Trail is a key strategic project for the Park Lands and is recognised in Council’s Strategic Plan 2012-16, Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy, Smart Move Strategy and Active City Strategy.

In addition it will:
-    Provide safe and more convenient facilities for cyclist’ and walkers
-    Help remove the dominance and need for the car.
-    Provide an improved access and encourage the use of our valuable and beautiful Parklands

Why are we getting local people to provide ideas?

It is important to Council that these sections of the Park Lands Trail fit with the aspirations and culture of the local community at the same time as serving the wider goal of completing the Park Lands Trail.

It is also well known that when local people are involved they are more likely to support and use the resulting changes because they have also achieved some of their own goals for their community.