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 as it makes its way out of the hills at Athelstone, through the Adelaide CBD, to West Beach.
There are also a number of on-road bike lanes that provide an alternative safe method of travelling by bicycle throughout the City.
Download: Map of Existing Cycling Network
The Council has adopted a City-Wide Cycling Plan to guide the development of a network of improved and safer bicycle routes across the City and travel behaviour change initiatives that will encourage more people to ride a bicycle.
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
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.
JUMP by Uber e-bikes
JUMP by Uber is a dockless electric bike (e-bike) share scheme operating in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters (and the City of Adelaide).
How to use JUMP by Uber:
1. Find and rent an electric bike using the latest version of the Uber app
2. Switch to ‘Rent’ view to locate and reserve a JUMP e-bike
3. Scan the QR code on the e-bike to unlock and secure the bike helmet on your head
4. Remove the cable lock on the rear wheel (if required), and enjoy your ride!
Rides start at $1 to unlock and $0.38 per minute of riding (correct at the time of publishing. Check the Uber App for up-to-date information).
Please note: Under South Australian road rules you must wear a helmet when riding the bike.
End your JUMP e-bike ride responsibly
Park JUMP e-bikes in an upright position, on wide footpaths and out of the way of walkways and accessibility ramps.
Do not park in dangerous or inappropriate locations, for example:
- within the pedestrian zone of a footpath (1.5 metres of the building line)
- where they could pose a safety hazard
- where they could interfere with pedestrian access generally or access to amenities.
For more information about JUMP by Uber, visit: Jump
For Jump support and feedback, visit: Jump Support
No parking zones - The Parade, Norwood
The Parade, Norwood between Osmond Terrace and Portrush Road is a No Parking Zone. If riders park a JUMP e-bike in this area they will be fined $25.
Visit: Riding a power-assisted bicycle - SA.GOV.AU
Visit: Cyclist road rules and safety - SA.GOV.AU
Download: Cycling and the Law Handbook
Cycling road rules and safety
For information about cyclist road rules and safety, visit: SA.GOV.AU
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.
Visit: Sustainable Transport