O-Bahn Extension – our view

The Parliamentary Select Committee into the O-Bahn City Access Project invited the Bicycle Institute to make a submission.

Briefly, we support the amended proposal that the committee is examining.  As well as providing a better public transport service it should – on the whole – benefit cyclists.

In particular, cycling through the Park Lands down Rundle Road should become much more pleasant with the provision of separated bike lanes and with the removal of the slip lane into East Terrace.  The proposal also provides for a new cyclist bridge across the River Torrens.

On the other hand we have criticised the plan to add a new slip lane from Dequetteville Terrace into Botanic Road, as well as the lack of any serious way of catering for cyclists turning right onto Hackney Road next to the Hackney Hotel.

You can find our views here.