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Local cycling network

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Greater Parramatta has an extensive cycleways network of cycleways:

  • Two Transit-ways (T-ways) to the North-West and Liverpool both include shared pedestrian and cycle paths offering a good route to Liverpool via Wetherill Park, and Windsor to Westmead.
  • M4 Path links Wentworthville to Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point via Auburn, Granville and Parramatta.
  • Parramatta to Liverpool Rail Trail is nearly 17km long and runs parallel to the railway line through Merrylands, Yennora and Fairfield to Liverpool.
  • Prospect Creek Cycleway or Pipeline Cycleway ride along dedicated paths out to Prospect Reservoir. Feeling adventurous? Go on a round trip and do both! Start at either Guildford or Fairfield Train Stations and follow the paths to the west.
  • Parramatta Park a favourite training ground of local riders, roughly half the size of Centennial Park.

New cycleway projects

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Wigram Street pop-up

In partnership with Transport for NSW, this temporary cycleway will be along Wigram Street, Harris Park between Cambridge Street and the M4 shared path. It is currently planned for construction in early 2021.

Get up to date information at Transport for NSW

Alfred Street Bridge

A new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Parramatta River at Alfred Street, Rosehill. It is fully designed and currently in the final stages of approvals and awaiting confirmation of construction funding.

Alfred Street Cycleway Stage 1

A new bike path between Parramatta Road and Eleanor Street, Rosehill as part of the NSW Government’s Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program. It is currently on consultation and planned for delivery in 2021.

Epping to Carlingford Cycleway

A community nominated project to improve cycling connectivity between Epping and Carlingford and extend the Parramatta Light Rail “Active Transport Link” beyond Carlingford. The project will soon commence construction and is planned for completion in mid-2021.

Escarpment Boardwalk

A new River level link between Rangihou Reserve and Charles Street Weir in the CBD. It is currently under construction and is due for completion early 2021.

Milson Park Path

In partnership with Sydney Water a new shared pedestrian and cyclist path along Finlaysons Creek between Darcy Road and Mons Road. It is currently planned for construction in 2021.

Get involved

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Cycleways Advisory Committee

Council has a Cycleways Advisory Committee that meets every two months to provide advice to Council on cycling related matters.

Bicycle user groups

There are active local bicycle user groups (BUGs)in the Parramatta area, get in touch to go for a ride with a local:

Practical cycling tips (Back to top)

Practical cycling tips
    • Wear an approved bike helmet
    • A bike must have at least one working brake and either a bell or horn
    • At night, a bike must have a steady or flashing white light at the front and, at the rear, a steady or flashing red light and red reflector
    • Your bike is a vehicle: failing to obey road or bike rules may result in a fine
    • Avoiding hazards
    • Be seen – wear bright visible clothing
    • Be predictable
    • Assertively take your space on the road
    • Ride out from opening car doors
    • Your rights as a cyclist
    • Occupy a whole lane
    • At 60km/hour or lower, vehicles must pass cyclists with a minimum of 1m
    • At 60km/hour or over, the minimum distance is 1.5m
    • Ride two abreast, no more than 1.5m apart
    • Travel on footpath only where indicated by signs
    • Travel in bus lanes and transit lanes, except for bus only lanes
    • Ride on the footpath if you are less than 16 years old (or an adult accompanying a child under 16)
    • Travel to the front of a line of traffic on the left hand side
    • Turn right from the left lane of a multi-lane roundabout

Cycling data

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Council collects continuous pedestrian and cyclist data at many sites across the LGA.

Counts are updated monthly, but please note that due to site conditions counters may cease to report data for periods of time.

Parramatta Bike Plan

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The Parramatta Bike Plan guides the delivery of cycling infrastructure and programs in the City of Parramatta.

Vision

The Bike Plan’s vision is:

  • To improve the productivity and liveability of Parramatta through:
    • an increase in cycling
    • helping foster healthy and connected residents, workers and visitors
  • For cycling to be safe, and perceived as a safe and attractive option for all members of the community, for those aged 8 through to 80
  • To increase the proportion of people cycling in Parramatta to 5% of all trips to work, and 10% for those ending in the CBD.

Documents

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Secure bike storage
  • Parramatta Station free secure bike shed

    A free, secure bike shed for 50 bikes has recently been opened near Parramatta Station.

    Other lockers

    Individual bike lockers are also available at Parramatta Wharf, Rydalmere Wharf and near Parramatta train station.

    Get access and register Opal card
  • There are over 40 secure bike parking spaces in two city centre locations:

    • Eat Street Car Park (Erby Place)
    • City Centre Car Park (Horwood Place)

    Each site has:

    • secure bike storage area
    • lockers for personal items
    • change rooms with showers
    • swipe card access
    • 24-hour CCTV monitoring

    Membership is $20 per month and offers:

    • 24-hour access to secure bike parking cage, change rooms and lockers
    • 24-hour surveillance in the bike storage area
    • Member only swipe card access to change rooms and bike storage areas

    Join

    Call Secure on 9633 1863 or visit the office in either car park.