Coast Park shared-use pathway
Coast Park is a State Government initiative which aims to establish a continuous 70 km coastal shared use path (for pedestrians and cyclists) along the metropolitan coastline. The aim is to improve community access and enjoyment of our beautiful beaches.
Coast Park has been progressively implemented by State Government and local councils since 1992 and the section between Grange and Semaphore Park is one of the few remaining links still to complete.
You can view the Coast Park progress in our Project visuals tab.
Currently, an informal walking track, formed by wear from regular traffic, crosses the cleared land between the dunes and seafront properties. As this area is a combination of gravel, sand, dirt and lawn grass, it is only accessible to a narrow range of users.
Coast Park seeks to provide a continuous public cycling and walking link along the Adelaide metropolitan coastline to enhance public use and enjoyment of the coast. To meet this objective it must be publically accessible; a shared use path at least three metres wide and constructed of a smooth surface that supports prams, bicycle riders, wheeled toys and wheelchair users.
The design of this section of Coast Park will be based on the following principles:
An investigation was undertaken of the proposed Linear Park area to identify the best location for a Coast Park shared-use pathway. It is proposed that the alignment with the most benefits would be located within the cleared area adjacent the dunes, furthest away from the adjacent houses as possible. This is in terms of:
Delivery of the Coast Park section will be constructed in an environmentally sensitive manner with consideration of the sensitive nature of the dunes. Construction will be in line with relevant EPA guidelines and other state environmental regulations.
Consultation has concluded