Mike Turtur Bikeway


The Mike Turtur Bikeway runs adjacent to the Glenelg tram line between Adelaide CBD and Glenelg and is Adelaide's busiest cycling route, used by thousands every day. The South Australian Government committed $2.02 million to upgrade and widen the existing bikeway as part of the Greenways and Cycle Paths program.

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) funded the path's design and construction, as well as new signage and line-marking works.

The City of Unley is responsible for delivering a greener landscape corridor and upgraded LED path lighting at the conclusion of DIT pathway works. The replanting of the corridor and lighting upgrades were funded by the Federal Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.

Community Benefit

The Mike Turtur Bikeway upgrade includes a wider shared-use path which better accommodates the growing popularity of this route for both cyclists and pedestrians, allowing for safer two-way movements.

To accommodate the expanded path, the majority of the existing vegetation along the corridor needed to be removed. At the completion of the pathway construction, Council remediated the corridor and planted over 150 new trees and numerous plants and shrubs to increase canopy and biodiversity along this key urban corridor.

Project Status

The final landscape works were completed in June 2022, and Council will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the corridor.

In late 2022, DIT undertook further works to address path conditions, line-marking and improvements to the Musgrave Street interface.

Frequently asked questions

How is the Project being funded?

The upgrade of the Mike Turtur Bikeway is a State Government initiative as part of the Greenways and Cycle Paths program. The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) are funding the construction of this significant project in partnership with the City of Unley.  Council is contributing to consultation, lighting and greening of the corridor and will maintain the asset in the future. The South Australian Government committed $2.02 million for this project. 

The department is responsible for delivering pavement construction, signage, and line marking works. Council is delivering the landscaping including new plantings, and un upgrade to the lighting. 

What is a shared use path?

A shared-use path allows both pedestrians and cyclist to safety use the pathway. 

The upgrade to the Mike Turtur Bikeway includes a wider path that will better accommodate for the popularity of the route for cyclists and walkers. This additional pathway width to allow for safer two-way movement and less conflicts. 

An increase from the existing 2.0-3.0m wide path, to a shared 4.0m wide path is a significant improvement along the path length.

The replacement of the pavers with a bitumen surface will improve the stability and safety of the Bikeway for pedestrians and cyclists. 

What Consultation was undertaken ?

Consultation with key stakeholders, local residents and the wider a community for viewing of the Concept Design and comments and feedback was open for 4 weeks in May/June 2020. 

Mike Turtur Consultation Summary Here(PDF, 423KB)

• Consultation was undertaken via ‘Your Say Unley’, Council’s online community engagement hub from 18/5/20 to 15/6/20.

• The consultation was promoted via registered Your Say users, letterbox drop, Council Website and Facebook.

• A total of 328 responses were received with additional hardcopy and direct emails to Council via the pobox1 email address, Elected Members, and Mayor. Some of the separate emails were duplicated from Your Say responses by the same person.

• A volunteer community group led by residents from Rogers Street also letterbox dropped within their local area to raise awareness from residents and the Goodwood Primary School community.

• 1,780 total Your Say page visits.

• 208 new Your Say registrations received.






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