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Wollongong City Council

Walking and Cycling

Our network of shared pathways are a great way to get around on bike or foot. They're also great for wheelchairs, prams and scooters. We have more than 120km of off-road shared paths and cycleways throughout the city.

We’re always looking for opportunities to build more shared paths and improve the ones we’ve already got, through our Wollongong Cycling Strategy PDF, 2637.92 KB and projects like the Grand Pacific Walk.

We also have a Pedestrian Plan PDF, 3678.1 KB that sets out our vision for walking in our city, and includes a range of strategies and actions to support people getting around on foot.

Using shared pathways is a great way to travel. It’s good for your health, the environment, and can even save you money.

Here are some important rules to help everyone share the track safely:

  • Keep left. If you need to overtake slower traffic, look before you make a move.
  • Use a bell or your voice to let other track users know you’re nearby.
  • Give way to pedestrians. If you’re on wheels, slow down and give way to those on foot.
  • Don’t block the path. If you need to stop, move off the path.

Detailed road rules for cyclists can be found in our Cycling Guide and Map, or the Transport for NSW website.

Explore off-road pathways with our handy map. Download a copy below, or pick up a printed version from our Customer Service Centre at 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong, or any of our library locations.

If you’re using a bike to get around, there’s a good chance you’ll be riding on a road at some point. Make sure you know the road rules that apply to bikes.

We also encourage drivers to make themselves familiar with the special rules that apply when driving near cyclists. Visit the Transport for NSW website for more information.

Bikes generally can’t go on buses, but you can take them on trains.

For rules about bikes on trains, see Transport for NSW’s website.

You can also hire bike lockers and sheds at many local train stations.

Vision Illawarra's website has a Navability map that shows footpaths, shared pathways and trails accessible by wheelchair in the Wollongong City Centre. It also includes an effort ratings guide.

Go to the Navability map.

Looking for a group to ride with? Get in touch with one of our local bike groups.

If you’re part of a cycle group not listed here, and would like us to add your details, please email us.

You can also find details of local bike stores and workshops in the Wollongong Cycling Guide and Map.

Each year our works program includes many projects to repair, replace and add footpaths and ramps for pedestrians. We welcome suggestions from residents to help us identify places that could benefit from new paths or ramps.

Let us know if you've noticed somewhere that seems to be a 'missing link' in our footpath network, a regularly walked grass path, or missing or unstable kerb ramps. Email or call us on (02) 4227 7111 to make a suggestion.

You can also report problems to us by visiting our Roads and Footpaths page.