22 May 2014
Stage Three of the Amy Gillett Bikeway connecting Charleston to Mount Torrens is now open.
The $2 million stage extends the popular bikeway a further seven kilometres, building upon the 10 km sections of bikeway completed in 2010 and 2011.
The popular sealed path for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders now connects Oakbank, Woodside, Charleston and Mount Torrens, providing a safe alternative to riding on Onkaparinga Valley Road. It also is one of the most picturesque trails in the state, and provides a number of economic and social benefits to communities in the Adelaide Hills area.
The bikeway links to the Cycle Instead Journey Planner, DPTI's cycling and walking map series, which aims to make it easier for South Australians to plan safe walking and cycling routes to local shops, parks and services. It also complements the State Government's $12 million, four-year Greenway program to expand Adelaide's network of safe trails for pedestrians and cyclists.
The bikeway honours the memory of South Australian ambassador Amy Gillett, one of Australia’s premier female riders, who was killed in a road training accident in Germany in 2005.
The third stage was officially opened on 13 May by Mary Safe, Amy's mother, of the Amy Gillett Foundation and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan.