Walking and cycling

Walking and cycling
Enjoy some of the City's finest cycleways and walking paths, which are along historic routes, open spaces and parks. Walking Cycling canterbury bankstown Enjoy some of the City's finest cycleways and walking paths, which are along historic routes, open spaces and parks.  


Active Transport Action Plan

The Active Transport Action Plan identifies the priority infrastructure projects that will provide a high quality, connected walking and cycling network that enables residents to move about the City and connect with the bicycle network of neighbouring LGAs.


Cycle along the historic Cooks River and have a great day out! The Ryde to Botany Bay Cycleway is 23 kilometres long, starting at Settlers Park in Ryde, travelling through Gough Whitlam Park and finishing at Botany Bay. You can enjoy the many parks dotted along the cycleway which have great spots for barbeques and picnics.

We have the Cooks River bicycle path, extending from Punchbowl Road in Belfield to Gough Whitlam Park in Earlwood. There's also the M5 bicycle path, extending from Salt Pan Creek to King Georges Road, with a proposed extension to Waterworth Park.


Wheel Out West

'Wheel out West' is a free community cycling event, usually run in Bike Week during September. The event caters to cyclists of all levels, from beginners to more experienced riders. The day comprises a Cycle Skills Workshop as well.

Staying safe is important and you have certain responsibilities too.

Cycling Maps Online

RMS Cycleway Finder




Sydney Olympic Park


Pathways and footpaths

We have hundreds of kilometres of walkways and footpaths across the City, and we recognise the need to further develop this network of footpaths to provide safer pedestrian access and mobility for the community. There is also a need to maintain existing footpaths, many of which are quite old. We spend money annually in maintaining the existing footpaths and constructing new ones.

Why Walk?

There are numerous benefits to walking. The Heart Foun​dation website explains.

Walking Trails

The Two Valley Trail Walk is a beautiful 13-kilometre walk in Sydney's inner South-West. You can choose to walk all of it or just sections.

Walking ​maps

Council is currently developing a series of scenic walkways/cycleways along the Georges River. The following sections are now complete and open to the public:    

 Picnic Point to Lambeth Reserve Boardwalk

For a free brochure with details about the walk, contact Council on 9707 9000​, or download the Picnic Point to Lambeth Reserve Boardwalk brochure by clicking on the link above.

 Deepwater Park to Kelso Beach Accessway

For a free brochure with details about the walk, contact Council on 9707 9000, or download the Deepwater to Kelso Beach Accessway brochure by clicking on the link above.

Heart Foundation Walking Groups

Looking for a way to stay physically active and improve your fitness without becoming involved in strenuous and demanding exercise? Then why not get involved in a walking group! In partnership with the Heart Foundation, we have established walking groups that meet throughout the Canterbury-Bankstown area.


Respect all pathways, footpaths and trails. Do not litter; leave the space exactly as you found it. Take plenty of water with you when walking long distances and practice safety precautions!


For more information, call Council's Customer Service Centre on 9707 9000.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.