Shared Pathways

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Getting out for a long walk or bike ride is one way Peninsula locals and visitors love to enjoy the region.
The Shire's shared pathways create safe and inclusive places for the community to stay connected and active.

What are Shared Pathways?

Shared pathways are for pedestrian use, and slow bike riding only. Bike riders should use shared pathways for low speed recreational bike riding only. When sharing a pathway, it is important for cyclist to give way to walkers and ride in single file. For walkers, keeping left of the path will help ensure your safety.

Throughout the Shire shared pathways are clearly marked with signage to let people know when and where both pedestrians and bike riders can use the same path.  A shared path is identified by the image of a pedestrian and a bike on the pavement and a sign post.  

Children under 13 can ride on any footpath, and this applies to anyone accompanying them. Adult bike riders with a child in a child seat or bike attachment can also use footpaths. Further information can be found on the VicRoads website. You can also download and print our shared pathways flyer(PDF, 1MB).

Using Shared Pathways

Key things to know if you’re a bike rider using a shared pathway:

  • Keep left
  • Give way to pedestrians
  • Ride at a running pace or below when using a shared path
  • Ride in single file
  • Use your bell, or voice when approaching pedestrians and other bicycle riders
  • Slow down when approaching corners, overtaking or giving way to walkers.

Key things to know if you’re a pedestrian using a shared pathway:

  • Keep to the left of the path
  • Look and listen for bike riders and other road users when crossing roads or paths
  • Move off the path if you want to stop
  • Keep dog(s) on a short leash to your left of the path
  • Encourage children to keep to the left of the path.

Report Footpath Issues

You can easily report footpath issues using our Report a Problem forms.