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Smart Move: Transport and Movement Strategy 2012-2022

Intermethod was instrumental in the development of ‘Smart Move’, Adelaide City Council’s integrated movement strategy (the Strategy).

The document outlined Council’s desired transport and movement outcomes for the City and the strategies to achieve these over the next ten years. The approach to the Strategy was developed through the integration of land use and transport planning considerations for the City and engagement with a range of stakeholders.


The Strategy established a framework for classifying streets in the City of Adelaide (based on the Link and Place approach), which was then used to classify current and future desired roles for the entire City street network. Street hierarchy designations were spatially mapped and a number of photomontages and street cross-sections were developed to illustrate the desired outcome for some of the street typologies. The work on street typologies tackled such sensitive issues as street space allocation between the travel modes, the role of placemaking and the level of provision for on-street parking.


To underpin a desired shift, Smart Move established 129 strategies setting directions for all travel modes, travel behaviour, sustainable transport, car parking and urban design. These strategies are cognisant of the current issues and challenges experienced in the City of Adelaide with recommended actions based on international best practice.


The draft Strategy document underwent an extensive consultation process and was subsequently endorsed by the Council. It is now used to develop annual project action plans, guiding investment into transport-related initiatives and projects.

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Adelaide City Council




Adelaide, SA


transport policy and strategy, transport planning, best practice research and advocacy, street design concept development, publication development, stakeholder engagement, graphical design, graphical design

Holistic street design, Movement and Place, Policy and strategy, Transport planning