Cycling through the City

Bicycle paths

Glen Eira is a great place to a ride bike. The flat terrain and closely spaced grid of arterial roads provides a well connected on-road network for cyclists. This, coupled with the historic Rosstown Rail Trail, Elster Creek Trail and the many off-road paths in parks, make for interesting and enjoyable riding through the City.

Cycling guide

We have produced a cycling guide to enable you to make the most of getting around Glen Eira.

The cycling guide includes things to see and do in Glen Eira, as well as great parks and recreation sites to visit. It also includes safe cycling tips and a map of all on and off road routes.

Download a copy of the On your bike! Your cycling guide for the City of Glen Eira(PDF, 2MB)

Bicycle repair stands and water refill stations

Bicycle repair stands feature at prominent cycling areas in Glen Eira. The units feature retractable tools, a stainless steel bike pump and a wheel chock that assists whilst using the pump. Some also have water bottle refill stations. The units also feature a unique code which when scanned with a smart phone directs users to an instructional video that assists with tips and instructions for bicycle maintenance.

Units can be found at:

  • Boyd Park — Outer Circle Railway Trail
  • Elster Creek Trail
  • Elsternwick Plaza —  Rosstown Rail Trail
  • Packer Park

Glen Eira Bicycle Strategy 2010

The Glen Eira Bicycle Strategy 2010 outlines an action plan to deliver safe and extensive bicycle network throughout the municipality. We believe it will increase cycling through a combination of physical improvements, considerate policy, and promotion and prioritising of sustainable and active transport options.

Across Melbourne, cycling is increasingly being seen as a legitimate and viable form of transport. Cycling promotes a healthier lifestyle, is kind to the environment and provides a recreational activity that can be enjoyed by all sorts of people.

The Strategy addresses the needs of all types of cyclists by providing a range of safe, continuous and connected routes.

Download a copy of the Glen Eira Bicycle Strategy 2010(PDF, 3MB)

Cycling and the law

Bike riders are required to obey the same road rules as drivers, however there are some additional bicycle-specific rules. For further information, visit VicRoads website.

VicRoads Road Rules — Bicycles

TravelSmart maps

TravelSmart is an initiative of the Victorian Government and aims to encourage sustainable travel options such as walking, cycling and public transport. The pocket-sized maps contain information on local train, tram and bus routes, as well as maps of bicycle routes and paths.

The map was developed by the Department of Transport, Melway and us to provide sustainable transport information in a convenient pocket-sized street map.

Download a copy of the Glen Eira TravelSmart here: TravelSmart map(PDF, 3MB)

For further information or advice on sustainable travel, contact us on 9524 3333 or email Recreation Services: