Our City has many on-road bike lanes and off-road paths for people riding a bicycle for travel or recreation.
The most popular and scenic cycling paths are situated along the River Torrens Linear Park. This 35-kilometre sealed cycling and walking trail follows the path of the River Torrens - Karrawirra Pari as it makes its way out of the hills at Athelstone, through the Adelaide CBD, to West Beach.
Beulah Road is a popular cycling route and forms part of the Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard which connects Magill with the Adelaide CBD - offering an alternative to cycling on Magill Road or The Parade.
There are also a number of other on-road bike lanes that provide an alternative safe method of travelling by bicycle throughout the City.
Trip planners and maps
Download a range of free maps to help you find main roads, bicycle lanes, local streets and off-road paths.
When you are out and about on your bicycle keep your eye out for the Bikedirect signs, which are colour coded according to routes shown on maps.
Visit: Cycling maps - sa.gov.au
River Torrens Linear Park
Visit: River Torrens Linear Park Path
Cycle Instead Journey Planner
Cycle Instead Journey Planner generates cycling routes using Adelaide's Bikedirect network of main roads, bike lanes, local streets, off-road paths and some unsealed paths.
This interactive tool, available online and formatted to work on all smart phones allows you to choose a variety of options that take into consideration fitness and confidence levels, road conditions and speed of travel.
Bicycle repair stands
Bicycle repair stands are a public toolbox where you can fix a flat tyre and carry out other on-the-go repairs to your bike so you can be back on the road in no time!
There are currently two bicycle repair stands in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters:
- Linear Park – corner of Battams Road and Ninth Avenue, St Peters
- Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard – Corner of Beulah Road and Osmond Terrace, Norwood (to be installed October 2020)
Cycling road rules and safety
For information about cyclist road rules and safety:
Visit: Riding a power-assisted bicycle - SA.GOV.AU
Visit: Cyclist road rules and safety - SA.GOV.AU
Download: Cycling and the Law Handbook
Riding on footpaths
Cyclists of all ages are allowed to ride bicycles (including power assisted e-bikes) on footpaths. Footpaths provide a safe and sometimes more direct alternative for cyclists.
When riding on a footpath or shared path, a cyclist must:
- keep to the left unless it is impracticable to do so
- exercise due care and consideration for pedestrians and other users
- give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared path
- give a warning (by bell, horn or other means) to pedestrians or others using the footpath, if it is necessary to avert danger.
Please note: motorised wheeled recreational devices (such as e-scooters, electric skateboards, segways) cannot be ridden on a road, footpath or bike tracks.
For information about motorised wheeled recreational devices and where you can ride, visit: SA.GOV.AU
Before you head off on your journey, you might like to check out the Bureau of Meteorology website for local weather forecasts.