Cycling is fun, affordable, pollution free and great for your health and wellbeing.
The council encourages cycling by endorsing strategies, and providing services for the community.
With the support of Charles Sturt and OPAL, Adelaide City Bikes have expanded their FREE bike hire service to our community!
There is a lot to see and do in Charles Sturt when you loan a bike for the day, such as visiting the many parks, places, playgrounds and cultural and historic sites. Find out more here:
“Quick stop to make your bike tip top”
The council supports cycling and undertakes initiatives to encourage the use of cycling within the city. The stands are a free, public feature which will allow all cyclists to conveniently maintain their bicycles. This will make it easier for cyclists to swap the car for a bicycle on a regular basis! More information and current locations can be found here:
Mayor Angela Evans making sure her bike is in tip top shape at the Hindmarsh Bike Maintenance Station.
For more information about what you can see and do on your bike in Charles Sturt, visit the Parks, Reserves and Playgrounds:
For more information about the Greenways & Cycle Paths project:
Courses: Many courses and events are run by Bike SA
Way2Go school program: The City of Charles Sturt has partnered with the government and local school communities to identify plan and implement people focused, safe and innovative improvements in local streets near schools to support active travel. To find out more information about this program, head to: Way2Go
Cycling maps are available at http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/transport-travel-and-motoring/cycling/cycling-maps
The Cycle Instead Journey Planner allows you to customise a map to your own journey http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/communityprograms/programs/cycle_instead
Public water fountains: From the Adelaide cyclists website, this map is created by members of the cycling community and shows public fresh drinking water (and some public toilet) locations in Adelaide - http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/page/fresh-drinking-water-adelaide
Road rules, safety tips and a guide for cyclists are available here http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/transport-travel-and-motoring/cycling/cyclist-road-rules-and-safety
“Stay wider of the Rider - new cyclist road rules for cyclists” video from My License SA:
‘It’s a two way street” video from the Amy Gillet Foundation:
Can I take my bike with me on the train? Do I need to purchase a ticket for my bike?
Find out at Adelaide Metro: https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Using-Adelaide-Metro/Bikes
Find a FREE Bike SA ride at http://www.bikesa.asn.au/freeridesandgroups
Find a cycling club at http://sa.cycling.org.au/Get-Started/Find-A-Club
Find a bicycle user group (BUG) at https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/find/club/
Bike SA is an independent, non-government, not-for-profit association supporting all recreational cyclists and members http://www.bikesa.asn.au/
Why not get your family, friends and workmates involved and plan to cycle instead on one of the upcoming days?
National Ride to Work Day is Wednesday 12th October 2016 https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/programs/3025/
You could hold your own cycling event such as a Fit Friday, Commuter Challenge, Day of Cycling, Cyclists Breakfast, Try a Ride, or look for events in 2017 like World Health Day, Earth Day and Heart Week!
Find a selection of social media and websites to keep you updated on cycling in Adelaide!
Charles Sturt supports active travel through a number of initiatives driven by a range of departments and embedded in organisational plans. Our vision for walking and cycling is:
To create communities where people choose and are able to walk or cycle for any purpose.
This is supported by a Council that recognises the value of walking and cycling and makes a commitment to create safe, healthy, efficient, connected and sustainable communities’. To find out more about how the City of Charles Sturt supports walking and cycling check out our short film and strategic plan:
You can also read the City of Charles Sturt Walking and Cycling strategy here: