Buses, bikes and walking

We live and work in an amazing area where we can enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Getting around safely is important and we are lucky to have a lot of footpaths and bike tracks for you to use and explore.

Biking

Cycling is a great way to get healthy and help the environment. We are lucky to have a number of bike lanes and shared pathways; to help you get around we’ve put together a few maps so you can find them easily.

Our Bike Plan helps us to identify and deliver where we need more bike lanes and shared paths and if you are cycling into Port Macquarie CBD, there are plenty of places to park your bike. Bike parking is located at Port Central South entrance, Town Green, Port Central North Entrance, Horton Street at Port Central and Clarence Street. 

Did you know that cyclists have the same responsibilities as drivers under the NSW Road Rules? Understand the road rules and your responsibilities: Road rules for bicycle riders.

Bike lanes and shared pathways:  

Buses

Bus services and the related infrastructure is delivered between Busways, Transport for NSW and us. We provide the bus stops including signs, seats and shelters and Busways and Transport NSW work together to decide routes and timetables. 

On the Busways website you can access:

  • Trip planner and bus routes including maps
  • Bus timetables
  • School bus routes and timetables

A number of ticket options are available depending on how far and often you travel. Eligible concession card holders can also access discounted bus fares. The Opal card is not accepted on rural and regional bus services.

We receive State Government funding each year to improve our bus shelters. We work with Busways to identify where to spend the money to give you the best safety outcomes. We receive a large number of bus stop requests; if you want to make a suggestion for next year’s works, please submit your request through our report a road issue page.

Walking

We know how great our area is and we want you to be able to explore it safely on foot. Using our Pedestrian and Access Mobility Plan as a planning guide, we look at the safety, cost, traffic numbers and location of your requests to decide where to build new paths. Our annual footpath budget typically covers the cost of about 1km of new paths.

We partner with community groups and developers to build more footpaths. Our footpaths program gives detail on the works we plan each year.

If you want to make a suggestion for next year’s works, please submit your request through our report a roads issue page.