Stage 5 Wood-Weller Bikeway Streetscape Improvements

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This consultation has concluded. Feedback will assist us in finalising the concept designs to seek Council endorsement in 2024.

Tell us what you think about the proposed streetscape improvements along Stage 5 of the Wood-Weller Bikeway.

We are seeking your feedback on proposed streetscape improvements along Stage 5 of the Wood-Weller Bikeway between Wood Street and Cross Road on Northgate Street, Heywood Park and Whistler Avenue.

A key project priority for Council, as part of its Walking and Cycling Plan 2022-2027 Plan, is the staged delivery of the Wood-Weller Bikeway.

The Wood-Weller Bikeway is a strategic north-south walking and cycling route within the City of Unley as shown in the figure below and provides a low-stress alternative to the much busier King William Road. The route links the Mike Turtur Bikeway and Charles Walk in the north and links to the City of Mitcham in the south. Stages 1 to 3 of the bikeway between Northgate Street and King William Road are completed. The section between Wood Street and Cross Road (Stage 5) is a key connection along the route.

The proposed streetscape improvements include the following (detailed on the Concept Design Plans):

  • Realignment of the Wood Street / Northgate Street intersection to improve the legibility and ease of access between Wood Street and Northgate Street when moving along the bicycle route.
  • Introducing buffered bicycle lanes (north side) and shared use path (south side) on Northgate Street to provide safer settings for people bike riding between Wood Street and Heywood Park.
  • Adding two zebra crossings on Northgate Street to provide safe crossing points for people to move between the buffered bicycle lanes and shared-use path (western location) as well as between King William Road and Heywood Park (eastern location).
  • Making the speed limit along Northgate Street 40km/hr along its entire length, by reducing the speed limit from 50km/h to 40km/h between Victoria Avenue and King William Road to improve safety and access for people walking and bike riding, particularly at the zebra crossings.
  • New shared-use path in Heywood Park to improve the walking and cycling connectivity between Whistler Avenue and Wood Street.
  • New entry to Heywood Park at Whistler Avenue supporting separated pedestrian and cyclist access to/from the park.

The proposed improvements will:

  • ensure driveway access for all properties along the identified streets is maintained.
  • result in the removal of 11 on-street parking spaces, namely three on Wood Street, seven on Northgate Street and one on Whistler Avenue.
  • require one small tree in Heywood Park to be removed and replaced to accommodate the proposed new shared-use path connection.

Due to the extent of the project scope area, the concept design plans have been separated into three project locations:

  • Location 1 - Wood Street to just east of Victoria Avenue
  • Location 2 - King William Road intersection and Heywood Park
  • Location 3 - Whistler Avenue at Heywood Park Entry


How to provide feedback

  1. Review the Stage 5 Wood-Weller Streetscape Improvements Concept Design Plans.
  2. Complete the survey below. 
  3. Attend a public display on Tuesday 14 November 2023 at Heywood Park between 5pm and 6.30pm.

Your views are important to us. Your feedback will assist us in finalising the concept designs to seek Council endorsement in 2024. It is anticipated that the project will proceed to the detailed design phase in the 2024-2025 financial year.

If you would like further information, please contact the City Design team on 8372 5111 or email pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au.

Hard copies of the survey are available from the Unley Civic Centre (181 Unley Road) and the Unley and Goodwood Libraries.

Tell us what you think about the proposed streetscape improvements along Stage 5 of the Wood-Weller Bikeway.

We are seeking your feedback on proposed streetscape improvements along Stage 5 of the Wood-Weller Bikeway between Wood Street and Cross Road on Northgate Street, Heywood Park and Whistler Avenue.

A key project priority for Council, as part of its Walking and Cycling Plan 2022-2027 Plan, is the staged delivery of the Wood-Weller Bikeway.

The Wood-Weller Bikeway is a strategic north-south walking and cycling route within the City of Unley as shown in the figure below and provides a low-stress alternative to the much busier King William Road. The route links the Mike Turtur Bikeway and Charles Walk in the north and links to the City of Mitcham in the south. Stages 1 to 3 of the bikeway between Northgate Street and King William Road are completed. The section between Wood Street and Cross Road (Stage 5) is a key connection along the route.

The proposed streetscape improvements include the following (detailed on the Concept Design Plans):

  • Realignment of the Wood Street / Northgate Street intersection to improve the legibility and ease of access between Wood Street and Northgate Street when moving along the bicycle route.
  • Introducing buffered bicycle lanes (north side) and shared use path (south side) on Northgate Street to provide safer settings for people bike riding between Wood Street and Heywood Park.
  • Adding two zebra crossings on Northgate Street to provide safe crossing points for people to move between the buffered bicycle lanes and shared-use path (western location) as well as between King William Road and Heywood Park (eastern location).
  • Making the speed limit along Northgate Street 40km/hr along its entire length, by reducing the speed limit from 50km/h to 40km/h between Victoria Avenue and King William Road to improve safety and access for people walking and bike riding, particularly at the zebra crossings.
  • New shared-use path in Heywood Park to improve the walking and cycling connectivity between Whistler Avenue and Wood Street.
  • New entry to Heywood Park at Whistler Avenue supporting separated pedestrian and cyclist access to/from the park.

The proposed improvements will:

  • ensure driveway access for all properties along the identified streets is maintained.
  • result in the removal of 11 on-street parking spaces, namely three on Wood Street, seven on Northgate Street and one on Whistler Avenue.
  • require one small tree in Heywood Park to be removed and replaced to accommodate the proposed new shared-use path connection.

Due to the extent of the project scope area, the concept design plans have been separated into three project locations:

  • Location 1 - Wood Street to just east of Victoria Avenue
  • Location 2 - King William Road intersection and Heywood Park
  • Location 3 - Whistler Avenue at Heywood Park Entry


How to provide feedback

  1. Review the Stage 5 Wood-Weller Streetscape Improvements Concept Design Plans.
  2. Complete the survey below. 
  3. Attend a public display on Tuesday 14 November 2023 at Heywood Park between 5pm and 6.30pm.

Your views are important to us. Your feedback will assist us in finalising the concept designs to seek Council endorsement in 2024. It is anticipated that the project will proceed to the detailed design phase in the 2024-2025 financial year.

If you would like further information, please contact the City Design team on 8372 5111 or email pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au.

Hard copies of the survey are available from the Unley Civic Centre (181 Unley Road) and the Unley and Goodwood Libraries.