Over the past few years, Roads and Maritime has been creating a database of cycleway infrastructure located throughout NSW. We’ve made this database publicly available through the interactive CyclewayFinder.
You can zoom in and click on a path segment to view its properties. The colours indicate the infrastructure type - hover over a key in the left-hand panel of the map for a description.
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Getting to the details
CyclewayFinder can display attributes of a particular path segment within an area. Simply search for the location you're interested in and then click on the path detail. A pop up box will appear showing certain attributes such as surface material, length, grade, maintainer (responsible authority e.g. a local Council), construction date and so forth.
About the layers
Off-Road (bicycle paths, shared paths and separated bike paths)
Light green routes depict (off-road) bicycle paths, shared paths and separated paths. These paths are built, signed and marked specifically for bicycle use. Path routes are suitable for all cyclists. Filter by cycleway infrastructure type, e.g. on-road low difficulty paths or off-road separated cycle paths. Keep in mind that in most instances pedestrians will also be using the paths.
On-Road low difficulty
Dark green routes depict (on-road) bicycle lanes, road shoulders and mixed traffic lanes mainly along local roads. They are suitable for inexperienced riders.
On-Road medium difficulty
Purple routes depict (on-road) bicycle lanes, road shoulders and mixed traffic lanes mainly along collector roads. They are more challenging than low difficulty routes and can be considered for usage by cyclists who are confident when riding with traffic.
On-Road high difficulty
Brown routes depict (on-road) bicycle lanes, road shoulders and mixed traffic lanes - are mainly arterial roads and should only be considered for usage by experienced cyclists. Arterial roads have more that one lane of traffic and are used by high volumes of cars, buses, trucks, etc.
Blue routes depict road shoulders along Freeways/Motorways - are for experienced and confident cyclists only. The road shoulders along Freeway/Motorways expose riders to heavy traffic volumes travelling at high speeds.
No cycle access permitted
Red routes depict sections of road that are closed to cyclists.
The interactive map shows cycleway infrastructure throughout NSW as an overlay on top of Google maps. Roads and Maritime Services has no responsibility for, and does not guarantee the accuracy of, the underlying Google maps. Roads and Maritime strives to be accurate in showing the cycleway infrastructure throughout NSW, however there may be errors and omissions caused by Google maps being incorrect or out of date. Roads and Maritime is not responsible for errors or omissions due to changes to the map by external organisations.