Cycling in Maribyrnong

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We have more than 40 kilometres of on-road lanes and off-road paths connecting some of our most popular attractions including Melbourne's Living Museum of the West, Pipemakers Park, Footscray Community Arts Centre, VU, Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre, Highpoint Shopping Centre and Central West Shopping Centre.

For more information download the Maribyrnong TravelSmart Map(PDF, 5MB) or TravelSmart Map Information (PDF, 7MB) TravelSmart Map Information Front(PDF, 3MB)

Annual counts of bike riders in Maribyrnong are conducted to inform planning for cycling in Maribyrnong.

Bike skills training is run seasonally by council for people who live, work and study in Maribyrnong.

Other bicycle facilities

There are Parkiteer cages for secure bicycle parking at most railway stations in Maribyrnong.

Bicycle pump and repair stations are located at West Footscray Station (north side), on the Maribyrnong River Trail in Pipemakers Park and Napier Street, Footscray (near the Maribyrnong River).

Request bicycle parking near you.

Share the road

No matter what form of transport you choose to get around, please show consideration for other road users so we can all stay safe.

The rules of shared paths

  • Be considerate of other path users.
  • Keep left unless overtaking.
  • Ride your bike at an appropriate speed (about 20-25km/h maximum).
  • Bike riders must always give way to pedestrians.
  • Ring your bell gently, call 'passing' and slow when passing others.
  • Move off the path if you are stopping.

VicRoads' Cyclist Safety webpage has information and advice for cyclists about how to ride safely and responsibly. A number of cycling road rules changed as of 1 July 2017 see the bicycles road rules page for details.

National Ride to Work Day

National Ride to Work Day encourages everyday Aussies to jump on the bike and get active on their way to work! Council encourages people to ride to work anyday! See  Bicycle Network about the benefits of riding to work.

Footscray Community Bike Shed

Do you have old bicycle parts, or bike building skills? We work with Footscray Rotary Club at the Community bike shed project to donate working bikes to refugees in the community. Find out how to donate.

Cycle saloon

Cycle Saloon is a not-for-profit, shared, bicycle recycling workshop located in Pipemakers Park on the Maribyrnong River.  It is open every Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Hiring bikes

RoadSafe Westgate has a bike trailer containing 20 bikes for hire for upper primary and secondary school-age students. The bikes come with helmets, safety vests and teaching equipment to support schools and community groups in teaching children to be safer cyclists.

To book the bike trailer, please fill out the hire form.(PDF, 653KB)

More information

Cycling in Maribyrnong is guided by the Maribyrnong Bicycle Strategy (2014).(PDF, 4MB)  

The strategy aims to encourage more people to ride and help reduce car dependence. We do this by creating an attractive and inviting environment for all riders, especially for those riding for the first time.