The OHG & the Big Idea…

OHG Development:    First surveyed & proposed by the PortBUG in August 2005, the O/H Greenway directly connects The Port to the Adelaide Parklands & CBD via a low-stress, secure & convenient bike-way:

  • avoiding main roads
  • providing safe crossings at all main roads encountered &…
  • accessible & enjoyable for all!

The Greenway is outlined in some detail at DPTI’s Infrastructure website.

OHG Uncool Sth Rd Overpass

New Overpass on the OHG at South Road (courtesy Uncool Cycling Club).

GW-E-10To the East of Port Adelaide the route follows existing ‘railway boulevards’ running adjacent to the rail reserve (along Day, Buller and Belmore Terraces). These roads run more or less parallel to & some 150-200 metres to the north of Port Road. Greenway users have easy access to the shopping and service precincts on Port Road & to several local shopping, service, education & recreational areas along the way, including Alberton Oval, Fussell Place at Alberton, Queen & Rosetta Streets at Croydon, Woodville Road (and the Woodville Council & Library), & the new markets at St Clair and Bowden. The Greenway will assist in revitalising service & retail areas adjacent to several of the rail stations along the line (such as Bowden, Alberton & Croydon).

At Queen Street, Greenway users are also able to turn off and cross Port Road to travel South via the new Hallett Bridge Bikeway on local roads (Albemarle, Bond & Bertie Streets, across Grange Rd & along McDonnell Ave) and then via the Hallett Bridge across the Torrens to access the shopping precinct on Ashwin Avenue at ‘The Brickworks’.

Although much of the OHG route travels on existing ‘railway boulevards’ & other local roads, there are several new stretches of off-road bike path that provide key linkages between them. This combined road/pathway approach has minimised costs & ensures maximum access for all users, whether riding the whole length or just from one suburb to another. It also brings the Greenway closer to street-front businesses,  residential streets, rail stations and recreational facilities, ensuring economic benefits for traders & social benefits for local communities along the way.

BPA light-controlled crossing at David Trc.

The OH Greenway provides ‘Bike & Pedestrian Activated’ (BPA) crossings at all main roads

  • Park Terrace (Bowden)
  • David Terrace (Kilkenny)
  • Woodville Road (Woodville)
  • Cheltenham Parade (Cheltenham)
  • Nelson St (Port Adelaide)
  • Semaphore Road (Semaphore).

No hazardous, uncontrolled crossings at main-roads required! New lighting has also been installed on all the new pathways including through St Clair, on the South Road Overpass & the Park Trc Underpass.

OHG Uncool Alberton RS

OHG at Alberton Rail Station (courtesy Uncool Cycling Club)

The Outer Harbour Greenway provides significant & ongoing opportunities for Councils to develop more localised networks & linkages (new ramps, bikeways, footpaths etc). PortBUG hopes that the Greenway will be a catalyst for many new initiatives over coming years. We hope to see renewed attention and commitment to its ongoing development & to Active Transport generally by all three of the Councils involved.