Waverley Council is creating a Bike Plan to clearly outline our strategy to improve pedestrian movement and safety through infrastructure. There will be workshops, a working group and a broad community engagement in 2024.

As highlighted in the Waverley Community Strategic Plan 2018—2029, we want to ensure Waverley will be a place where people can move around easily and safely, and that our streetscapes are welcoming and inclusive.

Since the adoption of our Bike Plan in 2013, there have been a number of new strategies released by Council and the NSW Government. As such, we are looking to develop a new Bicycle Strategy and Action Plan to ensure infrastructure supports our objective to enable more people to safely and efficiently use a bike for transport and recreation.

What needs to be considered in a new Bicycle Strategy and Action Plan?

  • Bike Plan 2013 prioritised five transport routes and one coastal recreational route, most of which were already in existence but were in need of an upgrade.
  • Council adopted transport strategy, Waverley's People, Movement and Places, outlines the need to plan and build separated cycleways on high priority routes.
  • We're currently rolling out the Bondi Junction cycleway, which is the first separated cycleway on high priority routes. This is consistent with the existing Bike Plan 2013, but future cycleways and the Council and community vision/roadmap should be clearly articulated, which will be one of the objectives of a new Bicycle Strategy.
  • Transport for NSW has identified a draft Principal Bicycle Network for Greater Sydney. This includes a range of proposed routes in the Waverley area where options and more definitive routes need to be analysed and included within a new Bicycle Strategy.
  • Our Waverley Cycling Advisory Committee (established in 2018) has recommended that, apart from the necessary development of upgraded priority cycling routes, there is a need to develop lower-cost, small improvements, such as cycling cut-throughs of closed streets, conversion of quiet street or lanes to shared zones or other forms of slow streets, short sections of shared paths at blackspots of existing roads, as well as trialling safer cycling routes before committing to high-value infrastructure. All of these should be explored as part of the development of the new Bicycle Strategy

Have your say

We want to understand your habits when it comes to riding in the Waverly area, and any thoughts or ideas we should consider in developing the new Bicycle Strategy and Action Plan. You can have your say by:

  • filling in the online survey
  • using our mapping tool below to let us know problem points and ideas
  • sharing where you ride or suggest new routes
  • participate in our workshop on Tuesday 7 September
  • mailing: c/o General Manager, PO Box 9, Bondi Junction NSW 1355.

Please note that all submissions will form part of Council’s public record and as such may be made publicly available. Your name and contact details will be kept confidential.



The Bicycle Strategy and Action Plan Survey has now concluded.