Mosman has a number of scenic and well graded cycling routes, offering great potential for recreational and commuting cyclists.
Cyclists in Mosman can enjoy spectacular views, journey through expansive foreshore parkland and bushland reserves, and stop at many excellent cafes on route.
There are several local cycling routes in addition to a regional route linking Mosman to North Sydney and Manly:
- Proposed and existing bicycle routes in Mosman (also shows bicycle parking) (PDF 345KB)
- Regional Bicycle Routes (PDF 174KB)
- Northern Sydney Cycling Map (PDF 3MB)
Most cycle routes in the area are graded medium in difficulty with some steep hills, but they avoid the high traffic volume along Military and Spit Roads.
When travelling across the Spit Bridge, it is recommended to cycle on the western side footpath, allowing pedestrians clear and safe access on the eastern footpath of the Spit Bridge. The western side footpath of the bridge joins up with the newest part of the cycle route along the foreshore of Spit West Reserve.
Active Transport Working Group
The Active Transport Working Group was formed in late 2010 to facilitate the implementation of the Mosman Strategic Plan (MOSPLAN) Objective 11:05.
Objective 11:05 is to reduce the reliance on private vehicles for local trips through the expansion of pedestrian and cycling facilities.
The group members are Councillors, Council staff and nominated Community representatives. The group meets every 2 months and the meeting minutes are reported to Traffic Committee.
How can we encourage people to walk and cycle instead of using their car?
Mosman Council launched active.mosman.nsw.gov.au in June 2011. The website aims to keep you informed of our work on ‘active transport’ in Mosman. The site is an opportunity to share the resources that we collate, get your feedback and work together on this question.
Want to contribute?
- Mosman Cycling Survey – a simple survey to help us with our planning
- Share your path – where do you ride?
- Be a part of active.mosman.nsw.gov.au – comment, subscribe
- Post on Big Ideas for Mosman
- Contact us
Featured cycle route: Northern Beaches to North Sydney
The cycle route linking North Sydney, Mosman and the Northern Beaches is being featured on the NSW Government website Bicycleinfo.
Cyclists from the Northern Beaches have a great network of cycle routes to choose from. From the shared pedestrian cycle paths through Manly Lagoon and the 1.5km Burnt Creek Deviation, through the back streets of Mosman and Neutral Bay before rejoining the hustle and bustle of North Sydney, you’ll find riding on well sign posted cycleways are a much more enjoyable way to travel to work – not only that, it can be quicker than taking the bus or driving a car.
The page offers a practical guide to commuting by bicycle and features route elevations, interactive maps – including a 3D Google Earth fly-through – plus a ‘rider perspective’ video.