Flat to Vale Trail

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Proposed McLaren Vale to McLaren Flat Trail

Currently there is no pedestrian or cycle connection between McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale. Those travelling between the townships must drive or share the 80km/hour Chalk Hill or Kangarilla Roads, with the latter identified as both a freight and tourism route. The pedestrian and cycling connectivity is unsafe and arguably non-existent. Over the years Council has received numerous requests to improve the cycling connectivity between the townships.

The proposed Flat to Vale Trail encompasses a 2.5m wide off-road shared use path and use of existing road networks between the townships and aims to significantly improve the pedestrian/cycling safety and connectivity. It will also strengthen and support Onkaparinga as a cycle-friendly municipality for locals and visitor alike. Further, the proposed Flat to the Vale Trial also connects to the Coast to Vines Trail in McLaren Vale, which provides regional off-road cycling/pedestrians connections to Willunga, Darlington and Hallett Cove, as well as public transport hubs along those routes. The Flat to the Vale Trail provides an opportunity to strengthen our region as a cycling tourism destination further supporting and enhancing the wine, food and tourism experience.

The Flat to the Vale Trail Community Group, landowners and staff have collaborated to identify the following alignments for consideration by the community and landowners. A significant portion of the trail is located with local commercial vineyards on the northern side and significant native trees and Pedler Creek on the southern side - a very attractive section of the trail.

Alignment 1 is 4.2km long and illustrated by the yellow line on the proposed McLaren Vale to McLaren Flat Trail map. It notably includes a segment in the northern Kangarilla Road verge as well as a road crossing at the Kangarilla Road/Foggo Road intersection. The eastern end of the path is located on Chalk Hill Road and is shared with the McLaren Flat Country Fire Service.

Alignment 2 is 3.6km long and is located on the northern side of Pedler Creek as illustrated by the purple line in the map. Alignment 2 also includes a crossing point over Foggo Road. Alignment 2 is shorter and more direct and does not divert via Kangarilla Road.

Alignment 2 is considered the preferred route.

Have your say

We're keen to hear from you. To give us your feedback please complete our brief survey - just click on the Take Survey link below or ask us a question. The survey will be open until Monday 9 November 2020.

Proposed McLaren Vale to McLaren Flat Trail

Currently there is no pedestrian or cycle connection between McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale. Those travelling between the townships must drive or share the 80km/hour Chalk Hill or Kangarilla Roads, with the latter identified as both a freight and tourism route. The pedestrian and cycling connectivity is unsafe and arguably non-existent. Over the years Council has received numerous requests to improve the cycling connectivity between the townships.

The proposed Flat to Vale Trail encompasses a 2.5m wide off-road shared use path and use of existing road networks between the townships and aims to significantly improve the pedestrian/cycling safety and connectivity. It will also strengthen and support Onkaparinga as a cycle-friendly municipality for locals and visitor alike. Further, the proposed Flat to the Vale Trial also connects to the Coast to Vines Trail in McLaren Vale, which provides regional off-road cycling/pedestrians connections to Willunga, Darlington and Hallett Cove, as well as public transport hubs along those routes. The Flat to the Vale Trail provides an opportunity to strengthen our region as a cycling tourism destination further supporting and enhancing the wine, food and tourism experience.

The Flat to the Vale Trail Community Group, landowners and staff have collaborated to identify the following alignments for consideration by the community and landowners. A significant portion of the trail is located with local commercial vineyards on the northern side and significant native trees and Pedler Creek on the southern side - a very attractive section of the trail.

Alignment 1 is 4.2km long and illustrated by the yellow line on the proposed McLaren Vale to McLaren Flat Trail map. It notably includes a segment in the northern Kangarilla Road verge as well as a road crossing at the Kangarilla Road/Foggo Road intersection. The eastern end of the path is located on Chalk Hill Road and is shared with the McLaren Flat Country Fire Service.

Alignment 2 is 3.6km long and is located on the northern side of Pedler Creek as illustrated by the purple line in the map. Alignment 2 also includes a crossing point over Foggo Road. Alignment 2 is shorter and more direct and does not divert via Kangarilla Road.

Alignment 2 is considered the preferred route.

Have your say

We're keen to hear from you. To give us your feedback please complete our brief survey - just click on the Take Survey link below or ask us a question. The survey will be open until Monday 9 November 2020.

  • Both Alignments are subject to landowner negotiations and external funding and we're keen to hear from you to ensure community views inform the discussions and final decision.

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