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We’ve received requests for dedicated BMX and mountain bike facilities and seen an increase in unauthorised community -built tracks in some of our local parks.
In response to the growing demand for BMX and mountain biking facilities, we’re investigating suitable locations to build a bike track in the future. During this process, we’ll be asking bike riders and the broader community for their thoughts and ideas to help identify potential locations.
We also need to manage community-built tracks. This includes making sure they are safe for everyone and that they don’t damage the local environment. Our bushland areas and the unique vegetation play a key role in the continued survival of some rare and threatened plant species in our City.
Are there any BMX / Mountain Bike Facilities in Canterbury-Bankstown?
Yes, there is an authorised track at Little Tasker Park, Canterbury. However we also know there’s a growing need for these type of facilities in Canterbury-Bankstown, so we’re investigating suitable locations where another track can be built in the future.
Are there risks with informal bike jumps / tracks?
Yes, holes and bike jumps carry a safety risk to users of our parks and reserves. These sites also often become a dumping ground for rubbish which adds to the danger.
While the immediate risk to the environment may seem minor, our bushland areas are home to unique vegetation that provide important habitats that act as stepping stones to ensure the continued survival of some rare and threatened plant species in our City and across the Greater Sydney region.
When will bike jumps / tracks be removed? In some cases, bike tracks may be tolerated where the jumps are having a low impact and offering a level of recreational value to the community.
We will continue to monitor the community-built bike tracks that we are aware of. Where there are any elements of the jumps and tracks that are considered unsafe or dangerous, or damaging to plants, these parts of the track will be removed.
Can I put forward suggestions of where a bike track should be built?
As part of investigating suitable locations for a bike track, we’d like to hear from you. We will soon have a survey on Have Your Say where you can tell us a bit more about your ideas and also identify possible locations.
For more information about BMX and mountain bike tracks call 9707 9538.