Mike Turtur Bikeway Upgrade

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The Mike Turtur Bikeway runs adjacent to the Glenelg Tramline between Adelaide and Glenelg and is Adelaide's busiest cycling route used by over 1,000 people daily. It also provides direct access along the corridor to the tram stops. The current route uses a combination of shared use paths and low traffic roads.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), in partnership with the City of Unley (Council), has developed a Concept Design which proposes to substantially upgrade the Mike Turtur Bikeway, along the southern side of the tram corridor between Musgrave Street and King William Road. This section is an important local connection between Goodwood and Wayville and provides direct access to Tram Stop 2 – Wayville.

The proposed Bikeway upgrade will deliver the following key elements:

  • Wider shared-use path for pedestrians and cyclists (typically 4.0m wide)
  • New bitumen path to replace the existing aged pavers, with improved surface treatments to protect existing trees
  • Upgraded LED path lighting
  • Improved accessibility to Tram Stop 2 (Wayville) from Bendall Avenue
  • A greener corridor inclusive of new trees and low shrubs

To accommodate the wider path, it will be necessary to remove a number of existing trees along the corridor, including some significant and regulated trees. These existing trees will be replaced with new trees and extensive low shrubs, grasses and groundcovers.

For further information, DPTI and Council invite you to view the Concept Design, located in the Document Library. In response to questions raised, we are pleased to provide additional information in the document library for you to consider.

The Consultation has now closed (Monday 15 June).





The Mike Turtur Bikeway runs adjacent to the Glenelg Tramline between Adelaide and Glenelg and is Adelaide's busiest cycling route used by over 1,000 people daily. It also provides direct access along the corridor to the tram stops. The current route uses a combination of shared use paths and low traffic roads.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), in partnership with the City of Unley (Council), has developed a Concept Design which proposes to substantially upgrade the Mike Turtur Bikeway, along the southern side of the tram corridor between Musgrave Street and King William Road. This section is an important local connection between Goodwood and Wayville and provides direct access to Tram Stop 2 – Wayville.

The proposed Bikeway upgrade will deliver the following key elements:

  • Wider shared-use path for pedestrians and cyclists (typically 4.0m wide)
  • New bitumen path to replace the existing aged pavers, with improved surface treatments to protect existing trees
  • Upgraded LED path lighting
  • Improved accessibility to Tram Stop 2 (Wayville) from Bendall Avenue
  • A greener corridor inclusive of new trees and low shrubs

To accommodate the wider path, it will be necessary to remove a number of existing trees along the corridor, including some significant and regulated trees. These existing trees will be replaced with new trees and extensive low shrubs, grasses and groundcovers.

For further information, DPTI and Council invite you to view the Concept Design, located in the Document Library. In response to questions raised, we are pleased to provide additional information in the document library for you to consider.

The Consultation has now closed (Monday 15 June).





  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Mike Turtur Bikeway is used by a variety of people walking and cycling for recreation, daily commute or to access public transport. The upgrade will widen the path to shared-use standards to better accommodate the wide range of users. The significant increase in path width will improve accessibility in support of active and increasing transport through the City of Unley, along the State’s most popular bikeway. 

    The Mike Turtur Upgrade will provide the wider community with a number of environmental, social and economic benefits in alignment with a number of the City of Unley’s strategic directions. The upgrade will make a long-term positive contribution to the tree canopy cover target across the City of Unley.  The re-establishment of a native understorey will enhance local biodiversity, and collectively assist in local neighbourhood cooling.

    This is your opportunity to have your say on the proposed improvements to the bikeway, from Musgrave Street to King William Road. We look forward to receiving your comments regarding this exciting and important project which is being delivered in collaboration between DPTI and Council for the benefit of the wider community.

    We are seeking your comments and feedback online. 
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