Park Lands

Park Lands streets provide a transition zone and gateway between the Park Lands natural, open landscape and the urban form of the city. Open spaces are the dominant feature in Park Lands streets, with a balance between vehicles and sustainable modes of transport including cycle lanes and safe, clear connections to other points in the city such as the Park Lands Trail.

Park Lands streets provide clear sightlines from the Park Lands through to the city with the use of furniture, materials and greening allowing for continuity of connection with the more urbanised streets and reinforcing Colonel Light’s park within a city identity.

There are three types of Park Lands streets in the City of Adelaide: Park Lands Boulevards, Park Lands Avenues and Park Lands Roads. Examples include Glen Osmond Road, Kintore Avenue and Bartels Road.

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Street Design

Surface treatments that reduce the use of bitumen, such as low level plantings in medians and street edges, help to narrow the appearance of the road and slow speeds, ultimately improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

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The Park Lands act as a gateway to the city, providing safe and clear connections to the city for pedestrians and bike riders, and strong links to recreation and facilities such as public toilets or sporting ovals.

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Design for Transport

Park Lands roads often service connection to shared paths such as the Park Lands Trail. Ensuring high-quality public transportation amenities such as bus stops, seating and shelter is important for an easy connection to these paths.

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