The City of Canada Bay Bike Plan has taken into consideration a number of previous bike plans and related studies. Consultation for the development of the Bike Plan was based on input from the local community, the Local Bicycle Users Group (BayBug), Council and RMS. Feedback was extensive from BayBug and included several meetings, workshops and detailed saddle surveys by members of the group.
A Strategic Review of the Bike Plan was undertaken in 2014 with the primary aim of rationalising the existing bike route network and prioritising short and medium term works to improve and extend the network. A number of the identified projects have already been completed or are in progress.
Council has received government grants and provided its own funds to provide improved cycling facilities in recent years, including:
The City of Canada Bay has also worked with the City of Sydney and other neighbouring councils to plan the Inner City Regional Cycle Plan, which may be funded by the State Government in coming years.
What is Bike Share?
Dockless bike share is a business model that allows people to access a fleet of bikes through a smartphone app. Bikes can be used for return or one way trips and don't have to be returned to a docking station.
Safe bike placement
Bikes shouldn’t be placed on footpaths that are too narrow or busy, or where they could pose a safety hazard. Shared bikes can be placed near public bike racks but rack space should be left free for regular bicycles that need to be locked to a fixed point.
Safe bike riding
Operators should promote legal and responsible riding when members join and regularly, afterwards.
Riders can incur heavy penalties for offences such as not wearing helmets, unauthorised riding on footpaths, reckless riding and riding through red lights. Bicycles must have bells or other warning devices, front and rear lights, and a rear reflector.
Bike share customers should consider the safety and comfort of all footpath users by parking bikes in a responsible manner. This means keeping footpaths clear for safe, accessible and equitable use for people walking or travelling along the street.
Shared bikes can be moved out of the way if causing obstruction or you can contact the relevant operator.
Bike share enquiries
Contact the bike share companies directly with any enquiries. Operators should inform their customers about correct bike parking and responsible riding.
All operators and their customers must obey NSW Road Rules and consider the safety and comfort of other people on the road and footpaths.
Inner Sydney bike share guidelines
In December 2017, six Sydney Councils devised the Inner Sydney Bike Share Guidelines. These guidelines set out expectations for dockless bike share operators.