Traffic and parking in the City of Adelaide

Adelaide has always enjoyed the reputation of being a well planned city. When Colonel William Light laid out the City in 1836 he could not have imagined that, despite the massive changes in technology, and life-style which would take place in the following 150 years, his street layout would remain almost untouched and would still work well. Light's plan is therefore one of the three major influences on the traffic and parking system in the City of Adelaide. The second major influence was the Parking Report adopted by the City Council in 1969. This plan proposed a series of parking stations to service the retailing and business life of the City and earmarked other sites for long-term or commuter parking. It could not be said that this plan remained as relatively untouched as Light's, but the major proposals exist today. The third influence is the City of Adelaide Plan first published in 1976 and now following two comprehensive reviews, in its "1986-1991" form. The third 5-yearly review is now underway. The City of Adelaide Plan does not concentrate solely on Traffic and Parking, but covers all aspects of life in the City and sets out Objectives and Policies, Principles of Development Control, Statements of Desired Future Character, Regulations under the City of Adelaide Development Control Act and The Register of City of Adelaide Heritage Items. Objectives relevant to this Paper are set out in what follows and all Traffic and Parking Policies are listed in the Appendices.


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  • Pagination: 36p (Paper 1)
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    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 01432384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 4:59PM