Four Photos

Is it getting easier to ride a bike in Australia?
Four Photos tracks the progress of important bike routes in our cities.


South Australia


While this campaign is called Four Photos, we’ve included five locations in Adelaide because it’s vital that improvements create a fully connected network.

We’ve picked spots where the current bike infrastructure is not up to scratch, or bike lanes could be developed to connect missing links.

We have described why we have included each location and what can be done to improve it. We’ll go back every two years to check on the progress.

Frome Street between Rundle Street and North Terrace

Why: this is a vital missing link between the Frome Street separated bike lane and the River Torrens.

What: continuation of the Frome Street bike lane to the river.

Photo taken August 2019.

Grenfell and Frome Streets corner

Why: Adelaide needs an east-west separated bike lane to link to the existing Frome Street bike lanes. The painted lane is not sufficient.

What: protected bike lane built to the same standard as the Frome Street bike lane.

Photo taken August 2019.

Rundle Street between Fullarton Road and Dequetteville Terrace or Frome Street

Why: a potential key feeder from the east, the complicated intersection at Fullarton Road feeds into a barely-there bike lane

What: separated lanes on Rundle Street from Fullarton Road to either Dequetteville Terrace or Frome Street.

Photo taken August 2019.

Move bikes to the kerbside on Rundle Street east

Why: the exisiting on-road bike lanes at the east end of Rundle Street are in the door zone of parked cars.

What: shift bikes to the kerbside with physical protection or a buffer-zone from car doors.

Photo taken August 2019.

Provide crossings for the southern Frome street feeder

Why: there is lots of stopping for commuters from the south looking to link with Frome Street.

What: improved crossings that reduce risks for riders and improve the speed of the journey.

Photo taken August 2019.

Four Photos

The cities


We've picked four spots in Perth that are popular and existing bike routes but aren't quite up to scratch. With a bit of extra love they can become gold-class riding routes.


Ballarat is a city experiencing significant population growth. It has a golden opportunity to become a livable city where people have more choices about how they move around.


More people want to ride in Bendigo, but the bike network needs to be improved with better connections and bike lanes. We've chosen four places and recommended improvements.


Darwin has some bike friendly laws, but there are some areas that desperately need upgrading to help more people get riding.


For years, Sydney had the reputation as the toughest city in Australia to ride a bike. But many hard won, giant strides have been made recently.


Hobart can become one of Australia's great bike cities, but there are some dead ends in the network and not one protected bike lane.


Launceston could be an easy town to ride around, but there are missing links and poor quality trails and not one protected on-road bike lane.


Melbourne is known as one of Australia's most bike friendly cities, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.


Brisbane is becoming a bike friendly city – in 2019 it has a successful share bike program, a mayor who wants to relax mandatory helmet laws and allows footpath riding. However, there are still many gains to be made, including improvements to four important bike routes.

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