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Sustainable Transport

Over 2 U

Council is dedicated to providing safe local streets for all users, which is achieved through the implementation of our annual Local Area Traffic Management to ensure a holistic approach to addressing traffic issues throughout the city.

In addition, Council has initiated an art installation/intervention project Over 2 U, which aims to:

- address issues of vehicles speeding and parking congestion;
- improve relationships between people driving and other road users i.e. people cycling and walking;
- encourage people to utilise sustainable transport methods;
- create new, interesting and thought provoking everyday experiences for users of local streets;
- encourage considered conceptual based artwork that enters into a dialogue with the urban environment of the precinct;
- use art to informally educate our community, drawing people back through the curiosity and intrigue the works bring;
- work with a variety of scales with diverse material and concepts; and
- encourage the creation of works that require small budgets – i.e. a big bang/small $ approach.

 

Artists are invited to complete an Expression of Interest for the opportunity to get involved in this innovative approach to road safety.


Bike Sharrows

Linemarking has been undertaken on Devonport Terrace, Prospect between Pym Street and Torrens Road as requested by the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

The marking consists of symbols called 'bicycle sharrows’ which is a bicycle logo with two chevrons or arrows painted above it.

Please see the information sheet in the related resources section for more information, or contact Council’s Environment Department on 8269 5355. 


Pedal Power in Prospect

City of Prospect with support from the Department for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure has designed the Pedal Power in Prospect Program for residents to assist you to feel more confident on a bicycle.

Program activities to date include:

Cycling Routes to the CBD
To assist our residents find the best way of getting from City of Prospect into the CBD by bicycle, Council has developed a series of online cycling route maps. The online maps provide the potential cyclist with the option of choosing the fastest potential route into the CBD, or alternatively a quieter route into the CBD that utilises local roads, avoiding busy roads and intersections where possible.

The maps below also provide handy annotated tips to help residents navigate some of the trickier points of the journey. To view the cycle routes, please use the links below:

Route 1: Prospect Oval into the CBD
Fastest Route
  |   Quieter Route

Route 2: Broadview Oval into the CBD
Fastest Route
  |   Quieter Route

Route 3: Prospect Estate into the CBD
Fastest Route
  |   Quieter Route

Another useful tool for the potential cyclist wishing to plan their cycling route is Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure Cycle Instead Journey Planner. This interactive tool allows you to choose a variety of options that take into consideration fitness and confidence levels, road conditions and speed of travel.

 


Community Survey 
The Program launched in July 2009 with a community survey that was designed to understand our community's current cycling behaviours, understanding why people currently ride and also why people currently don't ride. We had a great response from the community, and this information has helped tailor the Pedal Power in Prospect Program to address the issues raised in the surveys.
Click here
 to see the results.


Video development
A call was put out to survey participants to be involved in the script development of a Cycling Video to be available on Council's website. City of Prospect was pleased that a group of residents took time out of their day to input into this process, as it would ensure that useful information would be presented in the video.
The production of the video occurred in February 2010 (after a number of previous attempts being cancelled due to extreme heat events!).

 

Prospect Fair

If you attended the Prospect Fair in 2010 you would have noticed the Pedal Power in Prospect tent. We officially launched the Prepare to Ride video, which was running on a loop throughout the day so people were able to come and put their feet up to watch it. In the Prospect Fair promotions, Council encouraged attendees to bring their bikes along for a quick tune-up. It was great to see so many people riding to the Fair, and these people were able to have their bike looked at by Greg Turtur of a local bike shop, Mike Turtur Cycles (55 Main North Road, Medindie Gardens). Residents were also given the opportunity to make a public commitment to cycle…  We almost ran out of room, which was fantastic! The commitment board has been put up at the Civic Centre (128 Prospect Road, Prospect) if you would like to see, or make a commitment of your own.

Sign up for Cycling Courses

You are invited to participate in Workshops designed to help you feel more confident on your bike. Council received a number of registrations of interest at Prospect Fair, but there is still a chance for you to register. Please contact the Environment Department for more details.

Commitment/Your stories

City of Prospect wants to hear from you about your cycling experiences. Please email us and your story might appear in the Prospect Magazine or on this website.

Cycling Maps

Council has produced two unique cycling maps that seek to engage the community with cycling by experiencing the City of Prospect by bike. The two maps take the cyclist (novice to the experienced) along a journey of local history, public art and recreational opportunities within the City. The routes focus on local road travel to enhance rider's safety and the enjoyment of the ride. Download them from Related Resources, to the right.

The maps take you along a journey of local roads with 'Points of Interest' described along the way. The maps encourage the rider to 'pause and play' at various playgrounds and open space. The two maps cover each part of the Council area, providing easy access to the routes for all residents or visitors to the area.

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