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A line of leafy green trees in planter boxes on a street adorning people seated at tables.

The Bank Street concept plans include a shared zone with speed restrictions to provide a safer experience for pedestrians and cyclists through continuous space and kerbless paved footpaths. Landscaping, new street furniture and greenery, public art, and lighting will contribute towards making the space more inviting whilst giving traders more opportunities to expand business onto the street, including outdoor dining.

These plans are the result of ongoing engagement with the local community and will continue to build on Bank Street’s gritty urban street culture. Meetings have been held with traders, businesses and users of Bank Street. Early engineering and survey work has been undertaken including the mapping of essential services and soil testing with construction due to commence in Bank Street in March 2017.

Two out of the 15 parklets have been removed in preparation for the transformation of Bank Street, with the remaining parklets to be removed in March 2017.

Market to Riverbank link

The Market to Riverbank project, announced earlier this year following $14.6m commitment by Renewal SA and the Adelaide City Council, focuses on transforming the link between the Adelaide Central Market and the Adelaide Riverbank, adding a new and exciting dimension to the fabric of the city.

These important connecting streets provide a significant route for more than 15,000 pedestrians daily with the aim of further increasing their popularity through improved pathways and new destinations. The proposed designs will create a destination where communities and businesses can thrive and aim to enhance the look and feel of the spaces and celebrate each laneway’s distinctive identity.

The Market to Riverbank link was identified as a priority for the city and a key driver for the Laneways Master Plan, along with the implementation of projects on the Adelaide Riverbank, including the Festival Plaza redevelopment and upgrades to Station Road.

Upgrading the Market to Riverbank link also complements projects the Adelaide City Council is looking into to improve and enhance the Market District and its plans to redevelop the Central Market Arcade in the years ahead.

Have your say

To learn more about the changes to Adelaide’s laneways, download the Laneways Masterplan. Community consultation on the Bank Street proposal has concluded.

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