Proposed trial not proceeding

Northern Beaches Council will not proceed with the proposed trial of a walking and cycling-friendly link at The Serpentine, Bilgola at this time.

We would like to thank everyone who provided feedback. We’ll continue consultation mid 2021 to explore other posssible solutions for the area.

Please read the media release for more information.

Engagement history


Creating safer spaces for everyone

We are looking for ways to provide more space for walking and cycling on the Northern Beaches. Current social distancing requirements mean this is more important than ever.

We are proposing to trial a walking and cycling-friendly link within The Serpentine, Bilgola for 12 months.

Providing safer road speeds will create a safer space for local residents and visitors using the Serpentine.

The trial would include:

  • more space for cycling with cycle lanes on the uphill sections of The Serpentine
  • a 10 km/h posted speed limit
  • planter boxes, pavement paintings and marked parking bays
  • regular check ins with the community to monitor how the trial is going.

This new safe cycling route supports the Move - Northern Beaches Transport Strategy 2038's aim to double active travel trips for households, commuters and school students. The project also supports various objectives outlined in the Northern Beaches Bike Plan, Walking Plan and Road Safety Plan.

This project is funded by the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program and Northern Beaches Council.

The comment period on this project closed on Sunday 22 November, 2020.

Artist impressions

Click through the three images below to get an idea of what the trial will look like.

Aerial view of the changes

Newport to Avalon Pedestrian and Cycle Link

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Michelle Carter, Transport Network team (during business hours)
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

'Streets as Shared Spaces - The Serpentine', Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655.