Cycling in Bayside

Cycling is a great way to get around Bayside whether you are commuting, exercising or travelling locally.

We're developing our Bayside Bike Plan, which will connect more of our bike routes.

Bayside Bike Plan 2022

We are developing the Bayside Bike Plan, which will our blueprint for a more connected and easy to navigate bicycle network across the area.

When we started developing the plan we invited feedback from adults and children. We received over 300 comments, including:

  • where you like to ride

  • where you see opportunities to improve cycling infrastructure

  • how we can make it easier for people to get around by bike.

The plan will be completed in late 2022.

Bike routes around Bayside

Cook Park / Botany Bay Foreshore – (West) Kyeemagh to Dolls Point

  • Length: 8km

  • Path type: Shared path / separated cycleway / on-road line-marked cycleway

This is Bayside’s most popular cycling and walking path.

This cycleway starts in the north at Kyeemagh, near General Holmes Drive, and follows the foreshore of Botany Bay past Brighton-Le-Sands to Captain Cook Bridge at Dolls Point in the south.

There are always plenty of people using this path, so remember to ring your bell, give plenty of room when passing and say hi to others out there enjoying the sun and sea. 

  • Cafes: at Brighton-Le-Sands, Ramsgate, Sans Souci

Cooks River (Wolli Creek to Kyeemagh)

  • Length: 5km

  • Path type: Shared path / on-road line-marked cycleway

Leaving Wolli Creek’s on-road cycleways you will find yourselves on Cahill Park's wide and open shared paths.

From here you need to navigate the narrow shared paths of Marsh Street in order to reach the M5, Riverine Park, and Barton Park shared paths.

Get a good look at these paths before they are upgraded over the next few years as part of Bayside Council master planning projects. 

  • Cafes: at Wolli Creek, Cahill Park

Alexandra Canal / Sydney Airport (Wolli Creek to Mascot)

  • Length: 2.5km  

  • Path type: Shared path

This path connects the west to the east, and will link you up to the City of Sydney and the paths of the Inner West.

Recently upgraded as part of the Sydney Gateway, this path can take you to the front door of both the domestic and international terminals of Sydney Airport, or otherwise deliver you into the heart of Mascot.

  • Cafes: Cahill Park, Mascot, Krispy Kreme at the Domestic Airport

Coward Street / Gardeners Road (Alexandra Canal to Daceyville)

  • Length: 5km    

  • Path type: Shared path / on-road line-marked cycleway / footpath

Connecting the Alexandra Canal in the west to Randwick’s Health and Education precinct, this route is ideal for riders who are more experienced with sharing the roads with vehicles. The on-road cycleway and footpaths that form this route are proposed to be upgraded and provide a safer experience for bikes, pedestrians and making the corridor much more enjoyable, even for those in cars. 

  • Cafes: Mascot, Eastlakes, Kingsford

Banks Avenue / Page Street / Stephen Road / Wilson Street

  • Length: 5km

  • Path type: on-road line-marked cycleway / shared traffic lane

Banks Avenue is one of the safer on-road routes when riding South from Centennial or Kingsford.

It will take you right into to Westfield Eastgardens, or you can turn onto Page Street’s on-road line-marked cycleway to pedal your way towards Botany and Banksmeadow. 

Turning into Swinbourne Street  you are now well into in café territory and only a quick ride from Sir Joseph Banks Park. 

  • Cafes: Eastgardens, Pagewood, Botany, Banksmeadow

Sir Joseph Banks Park

  • Length: 4km loop

  • Path type: closed space shared path

Bayside’s largest park, it contains playgrounds, pedal parks, BBQs, off-leash dog areas and an extensive asphalted shared path that takes riders through the native Banksia scrub and sand dunes that are synonymous with the Botany Bay foreshore.

The park is a great choice if you are riding with the whole family – as it’s quiet, shaded and ideal for those just starting out on two wheels. 

  • Cafes: Eastgardens, Pagewood, Botany, Banksmeadow

Port Botany / Botany Bay Foreshore (East)

  • Length: 2km out and back

  • Path type: closed space shared path

Extending from Sir Joseph Banks Park via the Foreshore Road overpass, this shared path takes riders to the Lady Penryn bird watching estuary, the Port Botany boat ramp, and to the Mill Pond airport lookout which is an idea spot for plane watchers, or those just going about a bit of urban exploring. 

  • Cafes: Banksmeadow

Rockdale Wetlands Corridor - Active Transport Link (under construction)

This high quality separated cycleway is currently being constructed as part of the M6 motorway project.

It will connect the Cooks River at Muddy Creek at the north, to Ramsgate in the south via a dedicated cycleway along the greenway transport corridor.

This project when complete in 2024 will include a walking and cycling bridge over President Avenue and a Scarborough Ponds boardwalk.

Bike rider in Cahill Park