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Cycling

Cycling is a convenient, healthy and environmentally-friendly transport option for getting to where you need to go. You can see NSW on two wheels or combine cycling with travel on public transport.

Whether you are new to riding a bike, prefer an easier ride avoiding hills and main roads or are an experienced cyclist who just wants the most direct route, you can use the cycle option in the Trip Planner to find a route to suit your preferences.

When using public transport and cycling as part of your trip, check which modes of public transport accept bikes. See what bike parking facilities are located at metro stations or where you can access bike sheds and lockers for other public transport modes.

Planning your journey

You can choose the cycling option in the Trip Planner to plan your riding route based on your preference and see bicycle paths. You can also plan a trip for all modes, including cycling the whole way or for part of your journey. Read our guide for more information.

Pop-up cycleways

Transport for NSW is working in partnership with City of Sydney to open six pop-up cycleways across Sydney. The pop-up cycleways will be located:

  • Sydney Park Road, Erskineville
  • Henderson Road, Erskineville
  • Pitt Street, Sydney CBD
  • Dunning Avenue, Rosebery
  • Moore Park Road, Moore Park
  • Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont (open date TBC)

Download this pop-up cycleways map (pdf 6.2MB)

We’re also planning to expand our bike network with additional pop-up cycleways in Greater Sydney and regional NSW. Find out more.

Whether you’re a family that cycles, strolls, peddles or rolls together, there are many family friendly cycleways across Sydney and NSW.

Western Parklands Track

There are over 60km of tracks and trails ready for cycling and walking in the Western Sydney Parklands, you can reach the Parklands from the nearest train station at Doonside. Find out more

Parramatta River Cycle Path

Ride alongside the River from Kissing Point all the way to Parramatta with minimal on-road riding and no hills. With several Ferry wharves along the way from Parramatta to Kissing Point, you can catch a Ferry to the path, or ride one way and take the Ferry back. Find out more

Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway

The Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway is a short 5km, bike, scooter, pram and walk friendly section of the 43.6 kilometre long Botany Bay Trail. With several drink stations and water views along the way, you can safely walk or cycle along a dedicated shared pathway around Botany Bay from La Perouse to Kurnell. Find out more

The Greenway, Inner West

The Greenway is a mix of bike paths and foreshore walks linking the Cooks River at Earlwood with the Parramatta River at Iron Cove. Following the route of the L1 Inner West light rail line and Hawthorne Canal there is easy public transport access and there are a number of cultural and historical sites, cafes, bushcare sites and a range of parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities along the way. Find out more

Fernleigh Track

Following the route of a former rail corridor in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions of New South Wales, the 15km Fernleigh Track provides a pleasant travel for walking or cycling through a bushland setting. Find out more

Tramway Track

This shared cycle/pedestrian path is a safe environment for family groups and beginners and provides a western link between the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie council areas winding up through attractive bushland cuttings and embankments to a summit. The steady shallow gradient required for steam trams is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Find out more

Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail, Snowy Valleys

This 21km sealed route is based on a former rail corridor and takes in four restored bridges, two heritage-listed buildings from the 1870s and scenic countryside along its gentle gradients and sweeping curves. Find out more.

There are a growing number of bike parking facilities at stations, wharves and bus interchanges all over NSW to make it easier for you to combine cycling with your public transport journey.

Bike facilities at metro stations

Station Number of bike spaces
Tallawong 45
Rouse Hill 53
Kellyville 60
Bella Vista 35
Norwest 35
Hills Showground 45
Castle Hill 25
Cherrybrook 45
Epping 78
Macquarie University 23
Macquarie Park 58
North Ryde 16
Chatswood 83


Bike parking at other public transport locations

Bike racks are freely available at other public transport locations, or you can pre-register to be able to use a bike shed or rent a bike locker.

You can look up your station, stop or wharf to see what bike parking facilities are available. 

For planning your travel on NSW transport with your bike, including ticketing, see bikes and boards.

You cannot take a bike on a bus (unless it's a folding bike taken on as hand luggage). Check with bus operators for conditions of travel.

Tips for safe riding can help cyclists better share the roads and avoid danger. Visit the Centre for Road Safety website.

You can download the handbook for bicycle riders for valuable tips on road safety, bike maintenance, road rules and the legal aspects of riding your bicycle.

You can watch how to use the bicycle network videos for commuting and recreation purposes. The videos cover shared paths, how traffic signals detectors work, negotiating with buses and more.

More information

The NSW Government is delivering cycleway network improvements right across the State through the Priority Cycleways Program, the Cycling Towns Program and the Connecting Centres cycling partnership program.

Sydney's Cycling Future presents a new direction in the way we plan, prioritise and provide for cycling in Sydney.

For information on projects underway in your area, visit the Roads and Maritime Services website.

For information on improving your health, as well as awareness and prevention, visit the Ministry of Health website.