Walking and bike riding

Walking and bike riding are active forms of transport that help you keep fit and can benefit your well-being. Active forms of transport also help to reduce the number of cars on the road, decreasing traffic congestion and pollution.

Transport for NSW is committed to making it easy for people to combine walking and bike riding with public transport.

Find out more about what Transport for NSW is doing to create walking and cycling opportunities in your community.


Walking is a convenient, healthy and environmentally-friendly transport option for getting to where you need to go. It's a great way to see your local area and is probably quicker than you think.

During COVID, we've all learned the importance of having quality and accessible walking infrastructure to get around and maintain our health. Most of us walk at some point during our commute to work or travel to weekend activities.

Walking is a great way to start and finish your public transport journey. For a healthy start to your day, why not get off the bus early and finish your trip in the fresh air?

To plan your walking journey, visit TfNSW Trip Planner.

Walking and Cycling Grants Program

The Get NSW Active program invests in walking and cycling infrastructure through a collaboration between the NSW Government and Councils.

Ministry of Health

For information on improving your health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, visit the NSW Ministry of Health website.

Walking commitment 

Learn more about the NSW Government's commitment to walking infrastructure on the Future Transport website.

Disability inclusion 

TfNSW are committed to delivering high quality infrastructure and services for people with disabilities. For more information visit the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2018 – 2022 website 

Free walking programs

Get a free personalised walking plan or search for walking groups in your area. Get involved by visiting the Heart Foundation Walking website.

Bike riding

The NSW Government is committed to promoting cycling as a viable transport choice. In NSW, Australia, and around the world, more and more people are now riding bikes to and from work and for leisure. Bike riding is efficient, convenient, healthy, environmentally-friendly and most importantly fun.

Whether you’re exploring your local neighbourhood, travelling around NSW or simply getting to and from public transport, riding a bike is a good way to get around, and it helps reduce traffic and congestion in our cities. 

If you're a beginner or an expert rider visit TfNSW Trip planner to plan a bike journey.

Understand the road rules to cycle safely.

Guides, tools, and useful links

The Australian Government supports measures to increase all aspects of active transport in Australian communities.


E-bikes are growing in popularity becoming more and more visible on the streets.

Regional cycling and tourism

Many of regional NSW's non-operational rail lines are being converted into 'rail trails' for cycling and walking.

Strategic Cycleway Corridors for the Eastern Harbour City

The Strategic Cycleway Corridors for the Eastern Harbour City are the foundation for new, safe and convenient cycleways.