2021 cycling Perth wide is BOOMING as cyclists avoided public transport.
Bicycle repairs and bicycle sales from bike shops in Perth have doubled
during the Corona virus pandemic. With the coastal plain of Perth being so flat, cycling is an easy, cheap,
enjoyable, all of the family recreational activity/thing
to do in Perth. For the growing number
of commuters in 2021, cycling is a fast, cheap, healthy alternative to traffic
gridlock and car parking. Improved fitness is also a benefit of cycling
which uses the biggest muscles in the body.
How to properly
adjust bicycle helmet straps.
with Jon, my 9yo, inspired me to develop this
Perth cycling website. I grew up bicycling Perth's hill suburb of
Darlington. Cycled for transport most days
Aitutaki for a decade but after coming
back to Perth, I began bike riding up and down Perth's
Sunset Coast because it was less boring
than the knee rehabilitation gym after 3 operations. The best bike
thing was getting a bike rack for the back of my car. We soon figured
that bicycling around Perth's rivers and lakes is flat, interesting and
easy. I feel like a tourist in my home city of Perth. With the cold
of winter making
surfing Perth beaches less attractive, turning to bicycling has led
to a discovery of how beautiful Perth waterways are.
Perth Cycling Map 700kb PDF.
Another good cycling thing in Perth is to register your bike's serial
number in Crime Stopper's
Bikelinc. It's good to help with lost or stolen bicycle
BICYCLES ON TRAINS
Bicycles on TransPerth
buses are NOT permitted but are permitted on Perth trains except
for peak hour exclusion times.
Trains travelling towards Perth between;
7:00am and 9:00am Monday to Friday.
Trains travelling away from Perth
between; 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm Monday to Friday.
More TransPerth information about folding bicycles, unicycles etc. on Perth
trains. When I was young, you could hang your bike on big hooks on
the outside back of Perth buses. I'm guessing hooks were taken off buses
because too many prams were left hanging with babies in!
PERTH CYCLING TIPS
- The biggest cycling tip for Perth cyclists is to buy cheapest used
bicycles in Perth from the tip. Council/city recycling centre such as
the City of Stirling's Recycling Centre, Balcatta, sell lots of cheap
- Join a Perth cycling Facebook group.
- Listen to the ABC
CYCLING TOURS OF PERTH
Bicycling Perth CBD Swan River
started bicycling near the Narrows Bridge,
along the Esplanade of Perth's CBD, past the Causeway
bridges, Windan Bridge, past
Burswood, and along the South Perth foreshore.
A shortcut is cycling over the
Matagarup Bridge which opened in 2018. It
makes cycling to the new
Bicycling Perth - Fremantle - Perth
at Scarborough Beach this morning we ate
a packed lunch on the north bank of
Swan River at
of Perth's bicycling along rivers is flat though this view at Mossman only
a few kilometres from the Indian Ocean is worth bicycling up.
Cycling Fremantle streets
was a very interesting cycling tour in this historic port city. More of
our Fremantle cycling trip later. Perth bicycle
routes away from busy streets from
Perth were well sign posted. Cycling around Perth lakes such as
Lake Joondalup and
Herdsman Lake are flat and environmentally
interesting. We consulted the
Map of Perth,
planned our trip with the regular strong sea breeze in mind. The boy with
his 10 speed racing bike flew with the wind along the
Melville foreshore south of Perth.
After bicycling over the Narrows
Bridge we turned west into the sea breeze for our last leg.
Bicycling Perth's Herdsman's Lake and
Lake Monger: If you're looking
for a short bicycle riding tour in Perth, Lake Monger 5km north west of
the Perth CBD is flat and takes about 15 minutes cycling.
Biking lake Monger in Autumn
Photo of Lake Monger I took in 1971.
If you add nearby Herdsman's Lake to your
cycling tour, add 40min.
Cycling Perth's Sunset Coast
Above photos on the Sunset Coast cycle
For us, living at the means frequent
Perth cycling up
Sunset Coast to
Hillary's Boat Harbour and south to Perth's
City Beach. Like most of Perth's bicycle
paths, it is dual access but bicycle accidents do happen so watch out for
children and dogs. Dogs (gods spelt backwards): please keep your careless
owners a short leash.
Munda Biddi Trail, nature
based. The longest off road cycling track from Perth to
Nannup in the forests of south Western Australia
Not only is Perth bicycling fun and healthy but an environment and fuel
and saver. Drinking water fountains are available while bicycling around
Perth rivers but bring money just in case. I find cycling through
the much improved Perth bicycling paths is delivering empowerment to Jon
and bringing back fond memories of cycling all over Perth in my youthful
days. Cycling is also providing early practical
road rules Perth training for cotton wool kids.
108,799,200. bikes are made
each year. There are two-and-a-half times more bikes produced
annually than cars. 87 per cent of global bicycle production is from
China, India, the European Union, Taiwan, and Japan. 60 per cent of
the world’s bikes are made in China but in Beijing, only 20 per
cent of commuters rode bikes in 2002, compared to 60 per cent in 1998.
of bicycles sold in Perth Australia has outstripped the number of cars
sold for nine consecutive years.
according to the
Australian Bicycle Council, the cost of
buying and maintaining a bike is about one per cent of the cost of buying
and maintaining a car.
There is an estimated billion
bicycles in the world, with nearly half of them in China.
the Canadian Automobile Association
calculated the annual cost of running a car minus the cost of a bicycle
and estimated that if just half of the people who bought a bicycle within
a year were able to stop using their car they’d have an additional
$5,000-$6,000 of disposable income. (Australian Bicycle Council) say
cycling just 10 kilometres each way to work instead of driving saves
about $770 in transport costs and 1.3 tons of greenhouse gas emissions
each year. (Australian Bicycle Council). Cycling in Perth not
only saves Perthites money and air quality but also keeps you fit and
Cycling groups and cycling clubs in Perth
can contact me for a free link from this cycling webpage to their cycling
in Perth website.
DUAL CYCLE PATH
I was cycling north along the shared pedestrian/cycle path at a safe
speed with my kids following when I passed to the left (west) of a suit
wearing pedestrian on the right (east) side of the path, near Mettams
When we got to the North Beach shopping centre my son was
upset because as he told me the suited pedestrian:
- Moved to the west lane,
- impeded his progress with an outstretched arm and
- shouted to slow down.
I don't have an issue with pedestrians saying things if they think cyclists
are going to fast.
The WA traffic act of 1974 states: Obstruction of vehicles and pedestrians:
(1) A person
shall not, with intent to hinder or obstruct the passage of any vehicle
or vehicles on a carriageway.
I was concerned about the safety of my children cycling to school. I
believe that no one should deliberately move in front of an oncoming vehicle,
be it a bicycle or whatever.
I also have experienced bad pedestrian
behaviour since the City of Stirling (CoS) put up signs stating cyclists
need to give way to pedestrians. A couple of months ago a pedestrian
moved to the centre of the path and put their arm up when I was cycling
past in the opposite direction, at a safe speed. What pisses me off is
the one-sided approach by CoS. If CoS wants to erect signs motivating pedestrian aggression, how
about signs telling pedestrians to behave like:
- Keep left dickheads. Can't you read the keep left signs under your
feet on the path? The worst are path hogging headphone wearers who
can't hear warning sounds.
- Come on ladies, don't push your prams three abreast or your breasts
might have an accident when a bike crashes into them.
- How about signs with big fonts warning people walking up from
Mettams Pool to stop dreaming when they cross over the path
or alter the path to make them zig zag so they'll think about why they
have to zig zag and look out for cyclists.
- Keep your crappy, dangerous dogs on a SHORT leash, especially when
you let them engage with other excited arse sniffers, completely, suddenly,
dangerously blocking the path of cyclists/pedestrians.
Cycling Perth's Lake Joondalup
Wonderful, flat 12km bicycling in Perth's Sunset Coast.