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Stephen Terrace and Ninth Avenue Pedestrian/Cyclist Improvements

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department), in collaboration with the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters, is proposing to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists through the installation of bicycle and pedestrian crossing points on Stephen Terrace, St Peters.

The proposed project aligns with the Council’s City-Wide Cycling Plan (December 2013) and links with the Council’s Ninth Avenue streetscape improvements completed in 2018.

The project will provide safe crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists on Ninth Avenue to cross Stephen Terrace by the removal of the:

  • right turn for motor vehicles travelling from Stephen Terrace into Ninth Avenue from the west and east approaches;
  • right turn for motor vehicles travelling from Ninth Avenue into Stephen Terrace from the north and south approaches; and
  • ability for motor vehicles travelling on Ninth Avenue to cross the intersection. Only left turns in and left turns out will be permitted when exiting Ninth Avenue into Stephen Terrace.

Community consultation outcome

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (the Department), in collaboration with the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters recently proposed the installation of bicycle and pedestrian crossing points on Stephen Terrace, St Peters, adjacent to Ninth Avenue. The aim of the project was to improve the safety of people walking and cycling from Ninth Avenue across Stephen Terrace, connecting to the River Torrens Linear Path.

This $200 000 project forms part of the State Government’s $1.4 million Cycling and Pedestrian Safety - Improve Safety for Vulnerable Road Users Program. The proposed project aligns with Council’s City-Wide Cycling Plan (December 2013) and links with Council’s Ninth Avenue streetscape improvements completed in 2018.

Consultation for the proposal was undertaken to seek feedback from the local community, with over 150 responses received. Following the consultation period, the Department reviewed the feedback, with a significant majority of respondents not in support of the project. In particular, the community was concerned about the impact of the proposal to traffic on local roads, and other traffic issues in the locality.

Taking into consideration the feedback, and following further discussions with Council, the proposal will not proceed at this stage, however alternate design options to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists will be investigated.

Thank you for your feedback.

COVID-19 Response


The Department will continue to tailor community engagement opportunities in line with the latest COVID-19 advice from health authorities.

Face-to-face engagement opportunities may be restricted and we will continue to be guided by the advice of health authorities, with the health and safety of our stakeholders always our highest priority.

Engagement with community and industry is crucial and we will facilitate information sessions as much as possible to enable face to face engagement.  It is important to assist in managing these events that you register as requested to enable physical distancing as much as possible.

The project team will provide construction updates and work notifications via social media, letterbox drops, emails and the Project website. We are also available to speak via telephone (1300 103 456).


For more information please contact:

Email: DIT.communityrelations@sa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 794 880

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