Scenic walks, cycleways and footpaths
Wyong Shire has more than 300 kilometres of designated pedestrian and cycling paths. The various types of pathways include footpaths, off-road shared pathways and on-road bicycle lanes.
Footpaths are off-road paths that have been mainly designed for foot traffic. There is over 150 kilometres of constructed footpaths in Wyong Shire.
Off–Road Shared Pathways
Off-road shared pathways are widened footpaths, which can be shared by pedestrians and cyclists. They’re separated from the road and are often in recreational reserves and along foreshores.
There’s over 105 kilometres of shared pathways in Wyong Shire.
On–Road Bicycle Lanes
On-road bicycle lanes are on the side of the road, and are marked by painted white lines and bicycle symbols.
There’s more than 50 kilometres of on-road bicycle lanes throughout Wyong Shire. On-road bicycle lanes are mainly along state and regional roads such as the Central Coast Highway and Wyong Road.
Benefits of Bicycle Lanes and Shared Pathways
On-road bicycle lanes and shared pathways support Wyong Shire Council’s goal of enhancing the quality of life of residents, both now and into the future. Bicycle lanes provide an efficient transport and training corridor for cyclists, whilst shared pathways can be utilised by the entire community for a range of social, transport and recreational reasons.
Bicycle lanes and shared pathways provide many benefits, including:
- Encouraging healthy lifestyles;
- Improved community health and wellbeing of residents;
- A sustainable alternative transport system;
- Contributing to reducing traffic congestion, noise, and air pollution caused by cars;
- Improved access and sociability within communities;
- An important recreational activity.
Increasing the visibility and safety of cycling and walking throughout the Shire will help to encourage the use of bicycles and shared pathways and improve the quality of life of the local community.