Leave the car at home and explore the Sunshine Coast via pedal power. Council’s vast network of bicycle tracks allows cyclists the freedom and safety to explore the region on pathways and dedicated roadside bicycle lanes. For more cycling information visit the TravelSmart Sunshine Coast website .
Working with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, council has created local travel maps of the following regions:
Please note: Public Transport information contained in the local travel maps is out of date effective 25 November 2013.
Tips for sharing roads
If you are riding a bicycle:
- Be considerate of drivers when choosing to cycle two abreast. Indicate clearly and make sure you are clearly visible.
- Ride predictably.
- Use hand signals.
- Obey the road rules. Rules apply to everyone not just drivers.
If you are a driver:
- A white bike symbol in a bike lane means this lane is for cyclists only. View the white bike symbol [JPG 8KB].
- A yellow bike symbol indicates a shared zone between cyclists and motorists. View the yellow bike symbol [JPG 10KB].
- A green painted lane on the road means pay more attention and look out for cyclists. View a green painted lane [JPG 8KB].
- Pass cyclists safely. Leave at least one metre between your car and a cyclist and if this is not possible brake and wait. View A metre matters on YouTube. .
- Use your indicators and check blind spots before turning or changing lanes.
For more detailed information see council's Share Our Roads: Guide for drivers and riders [PDF 617KB].
Tips for sharing pathways
All pathways in Queensland are shared between bikes, skateboards, scooters and pedestrians unless otherwise signed.
Simple rules to follow:
- Everyone should keep left and give way to pedestrians.
- Warn when approaching. Cyclists use a bell, skateboarders call out.
- Don't obstruct the path.
- Stop and look before leaving the path crossing the road.
Residents’ safety is a key priority for council, so council has constructed three bicycle education facilities for cyclists aged five and under. The facilities at Noval Street at Aroona, Nanyima Street at Buddina and Raintree Boulevard at Little Mountain provide a safe learning environment for young riders. The facilities feature concrete bike tracks, roundabouts and stop and giveway signs.
Please note: This webpage contains documents that are in PDF format only. If you would like to receive a copy of any of these documents in another format, please contact council's customer service centre.