Mosman has a number of scenic and well graded cycling routes, offering great potential for recreational and commuting cyclists.

Cyclists in Mosman can enjoy spectacular views, journey through expansive foreshore parkland and bushland reserves, and stop at many excellent cafes on route.

There are several local cycling routes in addition to a regional route linking Mosman to North Sydney and Manly:

Most cycle routes in the area are graded medium in difficulty with some steep hills, but they avoid the high traffic volume along Military and Spit Roads.

When traveling across the Spit Bridge, it is recommended to cycle on the western side footpath, allowing pedestrians clear and safe access on the eastern footpath of the Spit Bridge. The western side footpath of the bridge joins up with the newest part of the cycle route along the foreshore of Spit West Reserve.

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Active Transport Working Group

The Active Transport Working Group was formed in late 2010 to facilitate the implementation of the Mosman Strategic Plan (MOSPLAN) Objective 11:05.

Objective 11:05 is to reduce the reliance on private vehicles for local trips through the expansion of pedestrian and cycling facilities.

The group members are Councillors, Council staff and nominated Community representatives. The group meets every 2 months and the meeting minutes are reported to Traffic Committee.

Featured cycle route: Northern Beaches to North Sydney


Cyclists from the Northern Beaches have a great network of cycle routes to choose from. From the shared pedestrian cycle paths through Manly Lagoon and the 1.5km Burnt Creek Deviation, through the back streets of Mosman and Neutral Bay before rejoining the hustle and bustle of North Sydney, you’ll find riding on well sign posted cycleways are a much more enjoyable way to travel to work – not only that, it can be quicker than taking the bus or driving a car.

The page offers a practical guide to commuting by bicycle and features route elevations, interactive maps – including a 3D Google Earth fly-through – plus a ‘rider perspective’ video.