Pocket map reveals Sydney’s best bike routes

Pocket map reveals Sydney’s best bike routes

Bike riders will find it safer and easier to cross the city with an updated map from the City of Sydney showing the best local bike routes.

The pocket-sized Sydney Cycling Guide and Map has been updated to show new separated cycleways, streets with low traffic and bike-friendly shortcuts.

The guide also highlights bike shops, pumps, steep hills and busy roads for more experienced riders.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the map is a useful tool for both experienced riders and those thinking about riding.

“With increasing numbers of people riding bikes in the inner city, this essential guide shows there are many ways you can move around Sydney by bike,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Highlighting every cycleway, shared path and bike-friendly street, the map can be used by all ages to plot a comfortable, quiet and safe journey.

“People are often amazed to discover you can bike all the way from Green Square to North Sydney without riding in traffic and that a bike is usually the fastest way to go.”

The redesigned guide highlights new infrastructure, including a separated cycleway linking Ultimo and Darling Harbour, new shared paths in Green Square and laneway shortcuts. The map colours are consistent with Sydney’s distinctive green cycleways and blue shared paths, making it easier for riders to navigate.

Around 2,500 copies of the guide are distributed each month to hotels, visitor centres, schools, offices and people who request them online.

The 2017 Sydney Cycling Guide and Map is free and includes information on:

  • riding to work
  • Sydney Cycleways events
  • confidence-building training courses
  • setting up a bike safely
  • road rules and responsibilities.

A recent national survey for the Australian Bicycle Council found around 42,500 City of Sydney residents ride in a typical week and 40 per cent of teenagers in our area ride regularly – twice the rate of greater Sydney.

Copies of the guide can be ordered at sydneycycleways.net/map

For more information, contact City of Sydney Media Officer Mark Ames on 02 9246 73 95, mobile 0477 705 407 or email mames@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, please phone +612 8974 4165 or email media@clovermoore.com.au