The City of Port Phillip's location combined with better than average bicycle facilities provides a unique opportunity to promote bike riding as a healthy and environmentally friendly form of transport.
The City contains an extensive on and off-road bicycle network connecting the majority of areas within the municipality. There are 38 km of on-road routes and 21 km of off-road routes. Perfect for you to get on your bike and start discovering the many local bike riding groups, find riding resources including maps and request a new spot to park your bike.
Port Phillip also has in excess of 900 bicycle racks located in all shopping centres, foreshore areas and railway stations.
Boosting bike riding is a key focus of the Move, Connect, Live - Integrated Transport Strategy 2018-28. Ten actions will guide Council over the next ten years to improve bike riding infrastructure and networks across Port Phillip and motivate more people to ride more often and to more places.
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Free pop-up bike repairs
Your one stop shop for everything bike!
Ride your bike to the South Melbourne Market for a free bike tune-up from the team at Back2Bikes, pick up a Travelsmart bike map and hear about upcoming bike infrastructure projects and events.
South Melbourne Market, on Cecil Street, near the bus stop
Every fourth Saturday of the month from 10 am to 1 pm.
The next pop-up is Saturday 26 June.
Inkerman Safe Travel Corridor
The Inkerman Safe Travel Corridor has been identified as a priority as it has the greatest potential to reduce pedestrian, bike rider and driver crashes. It also has the potential to attract new bike riders. It will create a continuous protected corridor to the CBD by connecting with the Victorian Government’s St Kilda Road bike lanes.
The design process for the corridor will consider protected or painted buffered bike lanes that run on Inkerman Street between St Kilda Road and Hotham Street. Protected bike lanes shield bike riders from both moving traffic and people exiting parked cars, while painted buffers provide more space between moving traffic and people exiting parked cars. They also shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and slow traffic making the street safer for all road users.
For more information or to sign up for project updates visit Have Your Say.
Bike riding groups
Bike riding maps and resources
Festival of Everyday Riding
A key focus of Council's Move, Connect, Live - Integrated Transport Strategy 2018-28 is boosting bike riding in the City of Port Phillip. One major action is the roll out of a network of dedicated and continuous protected bike corridors to create safer routes for all ages and abilities.
A Festival of Everyday Riding will be held annually to encourage everyone to come and ride along the City's exciting new bike corridors!
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Bicycle Network's National Ride2Work Day is Australia’s largest celebration of commuter riding. Held annually in October, the day highlights the benefits of riding to work and brings together the communities that support it. The event encourages people who have never ridden to work before to give it a go, and it allows regular riders to stay motivated and encourage their work mates to get involved.
Benefits of riding to work
Personal benefits of riding to work include improved health and a sense of wellbeing, saving money and saving time. Workplaces benefit from increased productivity as a result of improved fitness and mental health. The community benefits from reduced traffic congestion and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
We support local workplaces to host their own events on Ride2Work Day each year and provide everything needed to promote the day to their staff.
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Bike Confidence Workshops
We regularly run bike confidence courses to support our community to feel safe and confident to ride.
To be the first to hear about our next course, sign up to our bike riding newsletter.