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Golden Grove Park 'n' Ride now open

The new Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride is now open, providing over 450 free car parking spaces making public transport easier for commuters in Adelaide’s north-east.

The three-level Park ‘n’ Ride on The Grove Way was opened late today, ready for the morning commute tomorrow. It includes 10 accessible car parks for people with a disability as well as secure bicycle storage.
Some roadworks will remain in place while minor finishing works are completed.

Thank you for your patience during construction of the new facility, which will make public transport easier and more convenient for people in the north-east.

The Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride provides the following features:

  • 450 car parks;
  • free parking for commuters to Park ‘n’ Ride;
  • Adelaide Metro metroCARD recharge machine;
  • bike enclosure;
  • bike repair station;
  • CCTV in and around the Park ‘n’ Ride
  • smart bus stop signs;
  • Kiss ‘n’ Go car spaces; and
  • disability access parking.

Golden Grove Park 'n' Ride construction time-lapse video

Project Overview

On 10 November 2020, the State Government announced an additional $25 million in funding over two years for the Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride, bringing total funding for the project to $33 million.

The aim of the project is to meet demand for Park ‘n’ Ride commuters and to increase public transport usage.

The existing Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride is located on The Grove Way and currently contains 177 ground-level, off-street parking spaces for commuters accessing O-Bahn bus services.

The new Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride will comprise three levels of parking (ground floor plus two upper levels) and when complete will provide 450 car parking spaces, which will include ten Disability Discrimination Act 1992, compliant car parks and provision for secure bicycle storage. The new Park ‘n’ Ride will be constructed on the site of the existing car park and its surrounds.

Works for the Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride Project commenced Wednesday, 17 February 2021.

Upcoming works

Some roadworks will remain in place while minor finishing works are completed.

Works will generally occur Monday to Saturday from 7am to 6pm. Please plan ahead, allow extra travel time and take extra care when workers are on site. Observe speed limits, lane restrictions and traffic controllers when travelling through the area.

Landscaping

The Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride Project provides an opportunity to enhance the existing amenity of the area with the provision of new landscaping. Plant species will be carefully selected to make sure they are suitable for the surrounding area.

The landscaping for the project includes:

  • more than 30 trees, including 6 different species;
  • over 2300 ground covers and grasses, including 10 different species; and
  • over 170 shrubs, of 11 different species.

Landscaping works will not commence until later in the project to ensure the plants aren’t damaged during construction works.

To view the species of plants selected for the landscaping please view the landscaping palette below.

Design features

A new access road will be constructed around the Park ‘n’ Ride to allow for vehicle access to and from the Park ‘n’ Ride from the north and south. This new road will also provide access to the new Kiss ‘n’ Go spaces and to the North East Hockey Club.

Kiss ‘n’ Go spaces will be provided at the south-east corner of the Park ‘n’ Ride near the bus stop and in the south-west corner of the new access road, adjacent to the Golden Grove High School. The Kiss ‘n’ Go spaces will provide a safe place, off the access road, for vehicles to pull over and commuters and school students to exit at the footpath that will lead to the bus stop on The Grove Way and also to Golden Grove High School.

Access to the North East Hockey Club will be provided via a new driveway connected from the new Park ‘n’ Ride access road. The Hockey Club will be accessed from the north or south access roads off The Grove Way. The southern access road provides an alternative entry and exit to The Grove Way via a signalised intersection. Please see the plan below for more details.

Intersection upgrade

To allow safe entry and exit to the Park ‘n’ Ride, Kiss ‘n’ Go and the Hockey Club, the junction of Marie Clarke Drive and The Grove Way will be upgraded to become a 4-way signalised intersection. The upgrade will include the addition of a fourth road providing access to the Park ‘n’ Ride, with one lane in and two lanes out. It will also include an additional right turn lane for south bound vehicles from The Grove Way.

Open flow design

The design for the Park 'n' Ride allows for an open and well-ventilated structure. The façade of the structure is made up of perforated aluminium panels that allow for natural air flow as well as the ability to see in and out the structure. The ground floor of the structure is also very open with wide walkways.

Overview

Once complete the Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride will provide the following features:

  • 450 car parks;
  • free parking for commuters to Park ‘n’ Ride;
  • Adelaide Metro metroCARD recharge machine;
  • bike enclosure;
  • bike repair station;
  • CCTV in and around the Park ‘n’ Ride
  • smart bus stop signs;
  • Kiss ‘n’ Go car spaces; and
  • disability access parking

Overview of the design of the Park ‘n’ Ride including the new access road

Keeping the community informed

Project updates will be provided regularly via email, as the works progress. To receive these updates, it is important that you register your contact details using the form below.

Visit this webpage for latest news and notifications throughout the duration of the project.

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COVID-19 Response

The Golden Grove Park 'n' Ride Project will continue to tailor community engagement opportunities in line with the latest COVID-19 advice from health authorities.

Face-to-face engagement opportunities may be restricted and we will continue to be guided by the advice of health authorities, with the health and safety of our stakeholders always our highest priority.

If you require any information about the project please contact the project team on 1300 705 992 via email at goldengroveparknride@ptpa.com.au