Cycling

Ku-ring-gai cycle map

Discover the best way to get around Ku-ring-gai by bike using the map below.

Ku-ring-gai Cycleways Map  (pdf. 5MB)

Ku-ring-gai Cycleways Information  (pdf. 4MB)

Using the map

Route Colour Description
Marked cycling routes Blue line Routes marked with signposts and logos on the road
Useful cycling routes Green line Mainly quiet streets, avoiding major hills and busy roads/intersections. Not official routes but have been suggested by other cyclists.
High traffic routes Red line For more confident and experienced riders, on roads with high traffic and speed limits. Not official routes. Extra care and precaution required.
Steep hills/long climbs Red/purple arrows Hilly sections
Cycle paths Blue dash  Cycle paths that pass through parks in Ku-ring-gai and occasionally on signposted shared footpaths/cycleways
Mountain bike trails Maroon dash These are typically fire trails. They can be very uneven and may be soft in wet weather. Not suitable for road bikes.

Commuting by bike

Cycling to work, school or uni is a great way to exercise, cut down on transport costs and help the environment. Here are some steps to make your bike commute safe and easy:

  • Get your bike ready - make sure you have all the equipment needed, such as helmet, tool kit, bike lock, lights and water bottle.
  • Plan your route - study our map and ask other cyclists about their preferred routes.
  • Do a test run on the weekend before your first commute.
  • Get your workplace ready - find out if there's a suitable place to store your bike. Will you need to shower after your ride? Is it convenient to leave. toiletries/shoes at your workplace to reduce your daily load?

Safe cycling tips

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Buy a bike that suits your size and purpose.
  • Give hand signals to turn well in advance.
  • Get noticed - wear bright clothing during the day and light-coloured clothes and shoes with reflective material at night.
  • Wear sunglasses or sports glasses to protect your eyes from dirt, dust and insects.
  • Sound your bell and slow down when approaching others on a shared cycleway.
  • If it starts to rain, stop and wait under shelter.

Bicycle Riders Handbook  (pdf. 2MB)
Council's Bike Plan  (pdf. 5MB)

Read more safe cycling tips

Bicycle road rules

Bicycles are considered as vehicles under Australian road rules, so cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers, such as stopping at red lights and stop signs. Cyclists also have some extra rules to abide by:

  • Cyclists must wear an approved, correctly fitted and fastened bike helmet at all times.
  • All bicycles must be fitted with a bell, horn or other warning device.
  • You must not ride at night without a flashing white light on the front of your bike, and a red reflector and steady or flashing red light on the back.
  • Cyclists must use a shared path or marked bicycle lane where provided, unless it is impractical to do so.
  • Cyclists can use bus and transit lanes, but not Bus Only lanes.
  • You must walk, not ride, across pedestrian crossings unless bicycle lights are provided.
  • You can overtake another vehicle on the left except when that vehicle is signalling or turning left.

Read more on bicycle road rules

Bicycle parking

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Council provides bicycle racks and rails at key locations and destinations throughout the Ku-ring-gai area and is planning for the installation of new bicycle parking facilities at selected locations including within Council's Activate projects and park & facility upgrades.  Other organisations, such as the SAN Hospital, provide publicly accessible bicycle parking for their visitors.

Secure bicycle lockers are available for hire at Gordon train station and can be hired from the Transport for NSW website.

If you have suggestions for additional bicycle parking locations, contact Council on 9424 0000.

Bikes and public transport

Bicycles are allowed on Sydney Trains free of charge outside of peak hour. If at least part of your journey is made between 6am - 9am or 3.30pm - 7.30pm on weekdays, you must buy a child's ticket for your bike.

  • Do not block doorways on trains.
  • Riding bicycles is not permitted at train stations or on trains.
  • Bicycles are allowed on Sydney Ferries if there is room in the bike racks on board.
  • Bicycles are not generally allowed on Sydney buses, however, some wheelchair-accessible buses may allow bicycles at the bus driver's discretion. Secure your bike in the wheelchair area of the bus.
  • Secure bicycle lockers are available at selected train stations, ferry wharves and bus interchanges.

For more information visit 131500.com.