Frome Street is a street in the East End of Adelaide, South Australia. It runs from North Terrace in the north to Angas Street, and as Regent Street North to Carrington Street in the south. North of North Terrace, Frome Street continues towards North Adelaide as Frome Road.
Frome Street was not part of the original Light's Vision for Adelaide, and did not exist as a main street until the 1960s, owing to its disjointed and winding structure compared to planned arterial roads. The Adelaide City Council planned Frome Street to extend from Frome Road as part of a link from Main North Road to Glen Osmond Road to relieve traffic congestion in King William Street. The street was developed by 1962, by widening Tavistock Street (North Terrace to Rundle Street) and Ackland Street (Grenfell Street to Wakefield Street) and purchasing properties in between. In the 1970s the state government halted the development, so the street only extends part way across the city business district.
Frome Street is named after Edward Charles Frome, the Surveyor General of South Australia for most of the 1840s.
Frome Street, Adelaide Wikipedia
In 2014, the southern part of Frome Street was modified to create separated bike lanes between the parallel car parking and the footpath. These lanes connect with minor laneways to the south and a path across the Adelaide Parklands as the Frome Street Bikeway. As of June 2014, the separated bike lanes extend as far north as Pirie Street, with community consultation yet to occur for extension further north.