Encounter Rail Trail – proposed realignment at Victor Harbor
Posted on 19/03/22
The section of the Encounter Rail Trail immediately east of Victor Harbor leads cyclists away from the coast and the rail corridor along a narrow path adjacent to the busy main road to Adelaide. It can also be a difficult up-hill climb when windy. To improve safety along this section of the trail the Victor Harbor Council has proposed several options that will realign the trail closer to the rail corridor and the coast line.
Option 1 – Follow the coast – The trail stays high on top of the rail corridor cutting and utilises the local road network. This option avoids the hill climb and provides good views of the rail corridor and the coast.
Option 2 – Follow the rail corridor – the trail utilises the rail corridor and a small section of local roadway. This option allows cyclists to ride near to the heritage railway line, through the coastal dunes and vegetation and along the coast line.
Option 3 – Retention of the existing corridor but with improvements to signage.
The Council has completed a public consultation process on the options and is currently considering the feedback.
Further detailed information on the options can be obtained here