The GreenWay Trail is a key "missing link" for recreational and commuter cycling and is included as a Priority Link on the NSW Bike Plan 2010.
The GreenWay vision promotes cycling and active transport as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through reduced reliance on cars for short trips, and as a way to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
The GreenWay already offers opportunities for pleasant, off-road cycling from the Iron Cove Bay to Summer Hill, with a shared walking and cycling pathway already in place from the BayRun to Cadigal Reserve at Summer Hill. Until a new GreenWay shared pathway is in place, you can meander down local streets to the Cooks River, using the map below.
A range of other opportunities for cyclists of all ages and experience levels are available around the GreenWay and Inner West Sydney, including local Bicycle User Groups, knows as BUGS.
Download: Inner West Cycling Fact Sheet [379.27 KB]
Download: GreenWay Map [968.48 KB], including a temporary on road bike route
Check out these local bike routes which were run as Bike Tours during the inaugural GreenWay Festival 2010:
Facilitated by LBUG and starting at Richard Murden Reserve, the ride will head south and loop back to Adora Café then back up the GreenWay to Richard Murden Reserve.
Route Map: LBUG
This ride stars outside the Hub Theatre, Newtown, heading to the Cooks River, stopping at Adora Café and then up the GreenWay to Richard Murden Reserve.
Route Map: Bike Marrickville
GreenWay Only Run
This run begins at Richard Murden Reserve at Haberfield and heads down the GreenWay to Adora Café then back up the GreenWay to the Richard Murden Reserve.
Route Map: AshBUG
Free Cycling Courses
The GreenWay Sustainability Project has been able to offer a program of free cycling proficiency workshops with accredited AustCycle trainers.
The GreenWay councils offer free bicycle training through their sustainability programs. Make sure you visit the Events Calendar to find out when then next training workshop is being run.
Join a Bicycle User Group
Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) offer a range of fun and social recreational rides.
Check out your local group for their program of rides and events:
LBUG - Leichhardt Bicycle User Group
Visit LBUG online at www.lbug.org.au.
AshBUG - Ashfield Bicycle User Group
Check out the Ashfield group online at www.ashbug.org.au
Visit Bicyle Marrickville online at www.bikemarrickville.org.au
Canada Bay Bicycle User Group
BayBUG is online at www.baybug.org.au
Bike South West
Visit Bike South West at www.bikesouthwest.org.au
See them online at www.artcyclesydney.com
The vision of Bicycle NSW is:
To promote, advocate, and support cycling in all its forms as an environmentally sustainable and healthy form of transport, recreation and tourism through the engagement of government, industry and the community at all levels.
Bicycle NSW aims to:
- to promote bike riding as a sustainable means of transport
- to protect the environment
- to lead people to a healthier, more active lifestyle
- oh, and because riding a bike’s good fun…
Bicycle NSW also works to promote road safety education of cyclists and other road users, and to bring about improved conditions and better facilities for cyclists. For more information please visit www.bicyclensw.org.au.
Check out more information on free cycling training to boost your skills and confidence, joining a Bicycle User Group (BUG) in your area or joining the peak body for cycling in the state, Bicycle NSW.