Almost 400 parks would be wiped out for city bike track

Davida Erdahl

The council will on Tuesday night also consider a report that claims on-avenue carparks need to progressively be taken off in favour of spaces for bicycles, since of the financial advantage of attracting far more cyclists.

A divided, east-west bikeway along Pirie and Waymouth streets would occur at the cost of 336 vehicle spaces and 63 motorcycle bays, underneath a layout favoured by consultants who say narrowing footpaths or building visitors a person-way are not “feasible” or “advisable” options.

The council would also lose about $750,000 a yr in compensated parking income.

Deputy Lord Mayor Alex Hyde told The Advertiser the layout was “outrageous” and would significantly “hurt the regional economy”.

“It is going to suggest persons just cannot get to the place they have to have to go effortlessly, it will suggest organizations just cannot choose shipment for couriers and all sorts,” he stated. “Adelaide is a driving town, … Read More