Walking and Cycling
Perth has a comprehensive network of cycle and dual-use paths. One of the most popular routes for leisure cyclists and walkers is a circuit around the Swan River at the doorstep of the city. Many riverside routes are clearly signposted and detailed cycle maps can be obtained from most metropolitan bicycle retailers.
Getting your bike into the City
Did you know that Transperth allow you to bring your bike into the City at no extra cost?
Your bike can accompany you when travelling on trains during off peak times, weekends and public holidays, and are permitted anytime on Transperth Ferries.
Check with transperth.com.au to read the conditions that apply when planning your trip.
Free bike lockers and u-rails are installed at all train stations. You will need to provide your own lock and contents are left at your own risk.
Handy Tips for Walking and Cycling
|Play it safe when crossing roads||Ride safely, use caution in traffic|
|At night, walk with a friend||At night, use front and rear lights.|
|Wear a hat if it is sunny. If it might rain, take an umbrella||Wear a helmet and bright clothing|
|Wear comfortable shoes and light clothing.||When leaving your bike unattended, secure it at a bike parking facility, as indicated in the access guide, using a quality bike lock|
|Be courteous to cyclists on shared paths by keeping left||Be courteous to walkers who use shared paths|
|Talk to regular cyclists for advice on local cycling conditions|
|Find a convenient route. Use this map or one of the Perth Bike Map Series (more comprehensive cycling maps) that can be purchased from bike shops
Maps and Trails
The Department for Planning and Infrastructure's 'Cycle Instead' program has created maps for the following.
• Ride around the rivers
• Ride along the Sunset coast
• Touring Perth and Kings Park by bicycle
You can visit the DPI website at: www.dpi.wa.gov.au/cycling/
'Cycle Instead' is located at Ground Floor 441 Murray St, Perth. Telephone (08) 9320 9301.
You can view and download self-guided walking trail brochures produced by the City of Perth by clicking on the 'Self Guided Walks' link on this page.