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.  

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Cycling

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.

COOKS RIVER CYCLEWAY
(BAY TO BAY WALK)
INTERACTIVE MAP

Cycleway Plan

Our Cycleway Plan gives details of some of our great parks and places of interest where cyclists can stop to relax and enjoy the lovely scenery and wildlife.

Canterbury City Cycleway Plan

Bankstown Cycleway Plan

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

Bikemap.net

Bikely.com

Sydneycycleways

Sydney Olympic Park

Walking

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.

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.

Remember

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!

Contact

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