Northern Beaches Bike Plan

Lady walking bike through shopping area

We are developing a Bike Plan to guide the development of our cycling network, new infrastructure and priority routes for the next five years.

We are developing a Bike Plan to guide the development of our cycling network, new infrastructure and priority routes for the next five years.

  • Comments now closed

    about 2 months ago

    Thank you to those who provided comments to assist in the development of the Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

    Next steps

    The Draft Northern Beaches Bike Plan and accompanying report are scheduled to be presented to Council in April 2019.


    Thank you to those who provided comments to assist in the development of the Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

    Next steps

    The Draft Northern Beaches Bike Plan and accompanying report are scheduled to be presented to Council in April 2019.


  • Comments close this weekend

    about 2 months ago
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    Don't miss your opportunity to provide feedback on what's needed in the Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

    How to get involved

    Don't miss your opportunity to provide feedback on what's needed in the Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

    How to get involved

  • We're mapping your feedback

    about 2 months ago
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    Thank you to those who were able to come along to one of our drop-in's over the past week.

    We chatted with close to 50 people at three drop-in locations and popped up at four popular cycling spots let you know about this project.

    We've heard what's important to you as a recreational or commuting cyclist, and where safe off-road networks would benefit your journeys.

    There is still time to map your feedback on this project.

    Drop a pin and tell us what's important in the Draft Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

    Comments close Sunday 3 March

    Thank you to those who were able to come along to one of our drop-in's over the past week.

    We chatted with close to 50 people at three drop-in locations and popped up at four popular cycling spots let you know about this project.

    We've heard what's important to you as a recreational or commuting cyclist, and where safe off-road networks would benefit your journeys.

    There is still time to map your feedback on this project.

    Drop a pin and tell us what's important in the Draft Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

    Comments close Sunday 3 March

  • Two more drop-ins this week

    2 months ago
    Bike plan drop in

    Thank you to those who came along and chatted with the project team on Saturday afternoon at Manly.

    There are still two more opportunities to speak with the team this week:

    • Tue 19 Feb, 9.30-11.30am - Mona Vale Memorial Hall – Meeting Room
    • Tue 19 Feb, 5-7pm - Dee Why, Civic Centre - Banksia
    We're also capturing your feedback and comments on our mapping tool.

    Comments close Sunday 3 March.

    Thank you to those who came along and chatted with the project team on Saturday afternoon at Manly.

    There are still two more opportunities to speak with the team this week:

    • Tue 19 Feb, 9.30-11.30am - Mona Vale Memorial Hall – Meeting Room
    • Tue 19 Feb, 5-7pm - Dee Why, Civic Centre - Banksia
    We're also capturing your feedback and comments on our mapping tool.

    Comments close Sunday 3 March.

  • Drop-in or pin

    2 months ago
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    We're hearing great feedback through our mapping tool on what the future safe cycling network could look like, and we are keen to hear more.

    Click on the map and drop a pin to comment on:

    • The Safe Cycling Network. Where are paths needed, better road crossings or improvements are required.
    • The Road Cycling Network. Where are the danger areas or where improvements are required.
    • Bicycle parking. Where should parking be added or improved.
    • General Comments. Anything else related to bicycle riding on the Northern Beaches.
    Drop-in
    Chat with the project manager in person:
    • Sat 16 Feb, 12-2pm - Manly Library - Meeting Room
    • Tue 19 Feb, 9.30-11.30am - Mona Vale Memorial Hall – Meeting Room
    • Tue 19 Feb, 5-7pm - Dee Why, Civic Centre - Banksia Room

    Comments close Sunday 3 March

    We're hearing great feedback through our mapping tool on what the future safe cycling network could look like, and we are keen to hear more.

    Click on the map and drop a pin to comment on:

    • The Safe Cycling Network. Where are paths needed, better road crossings or improvements are required.
    • The Road Cycling Network. Where are the danger areas or where improvements are required.
    • Bicycle parking. Where should parking be added or improved.
    • General Comments. Anything else related to bicycle riding on the Northern Beaches.
    Drop-in
    Chat with the project manager in person:
    • Sat 16 Feb, 12-2pm - Manly Library - Meeting Room
    • Tue 19 Feb, 9.30-11.30am - Mona Vale Memorial Hall – Meeting Room
    • Tue 19 Feb, 5-7pm - Dee Why, Civic Centre - Banksia Room

    Comments close Sunday 3 March
  • How to get involved

    3 months ago

    We're seeking community and stakeholder feedback to help us develop the Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

    How to get involved

    There are a number of ways you can participate.

    • online:
      drop your pins on the interactive mapping tool or
      comment online

    • in person:
      chat with the project manager, via phone
      request a meeting
      come to drop-in

      Sat 16 Feb, 12-2pm - Manly Library - Meeting Room
      Tue 19 Feb, 9.30-11.30am - Mona Vale Memorial Hall – Meeting Room
      Tue 19 Feb, 5-7pm - Dee Why, Civc Centre - Banksia Room

    • in writing to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655. Marked "Northern Beaches Bike Plan"
    We'll also be popping-up at commuter and recreational hubs exchanging "Fruit for your thoughts" on how to make our cycling network a safer one.

    Enquiries: Active Travel Officer, Phillip Gray: 1300 434 434 or email: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au


    Comments close: Sunday 3 March 2019.

    We're seeking community and stakeholder feedback to help us develop the Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

    How to get involved

    There are a number of ways you can participate.

    • online:
      drop your pins on the interactive mapping tool or
      comment online

    • in person:
      chat with the project manager, via phone
      request a meeting
      come to drop-in

      Sat 16 Feb, 12-2pm - Manly Library - Meeting Room
      Tue 19 Feb, 9.30-11.30am - Mona Vale Memorial Hall – Meeting Room
      Tue 19 Feb, 5-7pm - Dee Why, Civc Centre - Banksia Room

    • in writing to Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655. Marked "Northern Beaches Bike Plan"
    We'll also be popping-up at commuter and recreational hubs exchanging "Fruit for your thoughts" on how to make our cycling network a safer one.

    Enquiries: Active Travel Officer, Phillip Gray: 1300 434 434 or email: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au


    Comments close: Sunday 3 March 2019.
  • Engagement to date

    3 months ago

    Transport Projects

    Over the past year Northern Beaches Council has engaged on a two significant transport projects: Move Northern Beaches Transport Strategy and the Northern Beaches Walking Plan.

    The feedback gathered during the engagement on these projects revealed a number of concerns in relation to cycling on the Northern Beaches.


    Safe (Off Road) Network

    Road Cycling Network

    End of Trip

    Other

    More safe, connected cycleways

    Better passing opportunities on road cycling routes

    Secure bike parking at transport hubs and major destinations

    Distracted drivers create safety issue

    Shared paths can be unsafe for both pedestrians and people on bikes in popular areas

    Road shoulders and wider lanes on road cycling routes

    More bike parking in town and village centres

    Aggressive drivers. Need to change mentality.

    Need separation from motor vehicles

    Remove bicycle lanes from car door zones

    Bike parking at bus stops

    More consideration for cycling for Council projects

    Separated cycleways are preferred

    Popular routes need to be safer

    Convenient bike parking at destinations

    Need “docked” bike share

    Roads can be unsafe for cycling

    Bus lanes provide good road cycling space

    E-bike charging stations at major destinations

    Better respect between all road users required

    Need safer road crossings

    Need fast commuter routes

    Public bike pumps and maintenance stands

    More cycling events

    Existing shared paths need maintenance

    Traffic calming on popular routes

    More bike parking required at Manly Wharf

    More recreational cycling facilities

    Remove obstacles (eg. Poles) from existing shared paths

    New developments to have better bicycle facilities

    Kids bike tracks

    Better integration with public transport

    E-bikes becoming more popular

    Improve directional signage and wayfinding

    Cargo bikes becoming more popular

    Better connectivity between major centres

    Dockless share bikes creating nuisance

    Faster commuter routes

    Bike riding not an option for everybody

    More recreational routes (eg. Narrabeen Lagoon Trail)

    More cycleways around schools and shops

    Vehicles blocking cycleways


    We'll be using this information to inform the development of our Northern Beaches Bike Plan, as well as information provided for this project.

    Stakeholder meetings

    In preparation for engagement on the Northern Beaches Bike Plan, we have communicated with a number of individuals and stakeholder to understand the needs and priorities of different users.

    The feedback gathered from these meetings included:

    Cleaning shoulders and paths

    Provide incentive to cycle and disincentive for car use

    Safe crossings

    Better consideration of cycling in Council projects

    Increase cycling to school

    Dangerous clutter on shared paths

    Frenches Forest to Chatswood

    Better promotion

    Secure bike parking at destinations

    Maintenance of paths

    Key commuter routes

    Lower vehicle speeds

    Practical and predictable routes

    Better integration with public transport

    Separated infrastructure

    Priority at intersections

    Encourage local trips

    Consideration at work zones

    Encourage events

    Better wayfinding and directions

    Connectivity

    Better flow on paths


    The project manager invites interested community members and stakeholder groups to participate in the conversation, via phone or face to face meetings.

    Contact Phillip Gray via email; council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or phone; 1300 434 434 to discuss the future cycling network.

    Previous Bike Plan engagement

    In 2015 both former Pittwater and Warringah Council conducted engagement for their respective area's bike plans. Information collected during this period will be considered during the development of the Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

    Transport Projects

    Over the past year Northern Beaches Council has engaged on a two significant transport projects: Move Northern Beaches Transport Strategy and the Northern Beaches Walking Plan.

    The feedback gathered during the engagement on these projects revealed a number of concerns in relation to cycling on the Northern Beaches.


    Safe (Off Road) Network

    Road Cycling Network

    End of Trip

    Other

    More safe, connected cycleways

    Better passing opportunities on road cycling routes

    Secure bike parking at transport hubs and major destinations

    Distracted drivers create safety issue

    Shared paths can be unsafe for both pedestrians and people on bikes in popular areas

    Road shoulders and wider lanes on road cycling routes

    More bike parking in town and village centres

    Aggressive drivers. Need to change mentality.

    Need separation from motor vehicles

    Remove bicycle lanes from car door zones

    Bike parking at bus stops

    More consideration for cycling for Council projects

    Separated cycleways are preferred

    Popular routes need to be safer

    Convenient bike parking at destinations

    Need “docked” bike share

    Roads can be unsafe for cycling

    Bus lanes provide good road cycling space

    E-bike charging stations at major destinations

    Better respect between all road users required

    Need safer road crossings

    Need fast commuter routes

    Public bike pumps and maintenance stands

    More cycling events

    Existing shared paths need maintenance

    Traffic calming on popular routes

    More bike parking required at Manly Wharf

    More recreational cycling facilities

    Remove obstacles (eg. Poles) from existing shared paths

    New developments to have better bicycle facilities

    Kids bike tracks

    Better integration with public transport

    E-bikes becoming more popular

    Improve directional signage and wayfinding

    Cargo bikes becoming more popular

    Better connectivity between major centres

    Dockless share bikes creating nuisance

    Faster commuter routes

    Bike riding not an option for everybody

    More recreational routes (eg. Narrabeen Lagoon Trail)

    More cycleways around schools and shops

    Vehicles blocking cycleways


    We'll be using this information to inform the development of our Northern Beaches Bike Plan, as well as information provided for this project.

    Stakeholder meetings

    In preparation for engagement on the Northern Beaches Bike Plan, we have communicated with a number of individuals and stakeholder to understand the needs and priorities of different users.

    The feedback gathered from these meetings included:

    Cleaning shoulders and paths

    Provide incentive to cycle and disincentive for car use

    Safe crossings

    Better consideration of cycling in Council projects

    Increase cycling to school

    Dangerous clutter on shared paths

    Frenches Forest to Chatswood

    Better promotion

    Secure bike parking at destinations

    Maintenance of paths

    Key commuter routes

    Lower vehicle speeds

    Practical and predictable routes

    Better integration with public transport

    Separated infrastructure

    Priority at intersections

    Encourage local trips

    Consideration at work zones

    Encourage events

    Better wayfinding and directions

    Connectivity

    Better flow on paths


    The project manager invites interested community members and stakeholder groups to participate in the conversation, via phone or face to face meetings.

    Contact Phillip Gray via email; council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or phone; 1300 434 434 to discuss the future cycling network.

    Previous Bike Plan engagement

    In 2015 both former Pittwater and Warringah Council conducted engagement for their respective area's bike plans. Information collected during this period will be considered during the development of the Northern Beaches Bike Plan.

  • Background

    3 months ago

    Cycling on the Northern Beaches is a popular activity. The National Cycling Participation Survey (November 2018) states that 40.3% of Northern Beaches residents rode a bicycle in the past year, compared to the 25.4% average across Sydney.

    Most of these cycling trips were for recreation. The statistics above suggest that more of our community would ride a bicycle for transport if the conditions were suitable.

    The recently adopted Move - Northern Beaches Council Transport Strategy (November 2018) identifies expanding our cycling network, improved connectivity and safety to make cycling an attractive alternative to motor vehicle use as key objectives.

    To this end, we are now developing a Northern Beaches Bike Plan that will outline the key actions to achieve the objectives set out in our Transport Strategy.

    Community and stakeholder feedback provided through the Northern Beaches Bike Plan engagement will:
    • propose routes for a safe (off road) cycling network for our community
    • propose actions to create a safer cycling environment
    • help encourage cycling as a form of transport
    • acknowledge the popularity of road cycling within our community
    • seek to enhance safety on popular routes.

    Cycling on the Northern Beaches is a popular activity. The National Cycling Participation Survey (November 2018) states that 40.3% of Northern Beaches residents rode a bicycle in the past year, compared to the 25.4% average across Sydney.

    Most of these cycling trips were for recreation. The statistics above suggest that more of our community would ride a bicycle for transport if the conditions were suitable.

    The recently adopted Move - Northern Beaches Council Transport Strategy (November 2018) identifies expanding our cycling network, improved connectivity and safety to make cycling an attractive alternative to motor vehicle use as key objectives.

    To this end, we are now developing a Northern Beaches Bike Plan that will outline the key actions to achieve the objectives set out in our Transport Strategy.

    Community and stakeholder feedback provided through the Northern Beaches Bike Plan engagement will:
    • propose routes for a safe (off road) cycling network for our community
    • propose actions to create a safer cycling environment
    • help encourage cycling as a form of transport
    • acknowledge the popularity of road cycling within our community
    • seek to enhance safety on popular routes.