Walking is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to be physically active. Children, adults and seniors can get involved in this enjoyable, low impact activity. A simple, brisk walk for at least 30 minutes on most days can have significant health benefits.
The City has some very good walking trails in natural areas including Baigiup Wetlands Trail, Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary, Lightning Swamp Bushland, and a number of trails along the river.
There are currently two walking groups located within the City of Bayswater.
Lower Hillcrest Reserve - Coode Street, Bayswater
Thursdays from 7:00am and meet at the clubrooms.
AP Hinds Reserve - Milne Street, Bayswater
Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00am and meet at the boatshed.
Walking groups are free, suitable for all ages and no bookings are required.
Should you have your own walking group that you wish to promote through the City, please send relevant information through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of the City's parks and reserves have cycle paths. The City's most scenic shared path runs along the Swan River from Wright Crescent in Bayswater to Mitchel Street in Mount Lawley.
The Western Australian Department of Transport provides maps to help you be travelsmart and maintain an active lifestyle, showing various routes via various transport methods to local facilities such as supermarkets, dog exercise areas, public toilets, skate parks, playground and post boxes - Check it out at Map Your Move Bayswater.
The City of Bayswater Local Bike Plan 2014 sets out objectives for continued development and promotion of cycling, which includes:
- Evaluating cycling and its associated infrastructure in the study area, along with the existing Bike Plan
- Consult with key stakeholders (Local Government, State Government and Local Community) regarding the future of cycling within the City of Bayswater
- Planning the expansion of the bicycle network for Bayswater
- Encourage and promote cycling
- Developing a prioritised schedule of works, along with a high level of preliminary costing
- Developing a maintenance schedule for the protection of new and existing assets.
Construction of a cycleway or bike path allows residents to access and enjoy the natural environment in their suburb. By integrating the cycleways into the infrastructure of the city, bike riding and walking will become the main means of transport and will help to create a healthier and cleaner community.
The following items are taken into consideration when requesting a new cycle facility:
- Traffic volumes
- Traffic/pedestrian conflicts
- Bus routes
- Road classification (distributor/local)
- Special considerations (eg. Disability access)
- Places of congregation
- Safe routes to school
- Path requests
- Linking paths.
If you would like to request a new footpath, please contact customer service.
Please note: cycling facilities on major roads such as Tonkin Highway, Morley Drive and Guildford Road. Principal shared paths along the railway line are the responsibility of Department of Transport.
For information on cyclists' rights and responsibilities on paths and roads, see the Department of Transport's Cycling Rules publication.