Tweed Pedestrian and Bike Plan

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Community consultation has concluded for this project.


Following community consultation in September 2021, the draft Tweed Pedestrian and Bike Plan was open for public exhibition until Sunday 11 February 2024.



What the plan is about

The results of the consultation process have informed all aspects of the draft plan. Thanks to everyone who participated.

The vision for the plan is to provide a safe and connected network that is accessible for all pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy the Tweed.

The plan includes a 10-year action plan for delivering pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. It aims to encourage walking and cycling as the preferred mode of transport, increasing physical activity, enjoyment and providing a sustainable transport option now and in the future.

Once adopted by Council, the final plan will guide our ongoing investment in the pedestrian and bike network across the Tweed.



Northern Rivers Rail TrailGet involved

It is never too late to let us know of any issues or problems – report a problem online at tweed.nsw.gov.au/report-problem or call us on 02 6670 2400.

A Multi Criteria Assessment prioritisation tool has been embedded within the plan, providing Council officers with the capacity to assess new community requests and address issues about the pedestrian and cycling network. This means valuable community feedback received after the first community consultation phase can still be prioritised and addressed within the plan.

Have your say

Please review the summary report before providing your feedback. The full report is also available for more details. They provide information on the objectives, approach, recommendations and next steps.

Online information sessions (registration required)

To attend an information session, click the relevant session below. If your suburb is not listed, please select the closest locality.

All sessions are in the evening, from 6 pm to 7 pm. To register click on the session you would like to attend:

  • On-road cycling session
    Tuesday 16 January 2024
    For cycling enthusiasts
  • Western areas
    Thursday 18 January 2024
    Murwillumbah, Terranora, Tumbulgum, Uki, Tyalgum, Burringbar
  • Coastal areas
    Tuesday 23 January 2024
    Chinderah, Fingal Head, Kingscliff, Casuarina, Bogangar, Pottsville
  • Northern areas
    Wednesday 24 January 2024
    Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads South, Tweed Heads West, Banora Point, Bilambil Heights

Learn more about the initial community consultation.



Recommendations and next steps

The Tweed Pedestrian and Bike Plan underwent a thorough evaluation of recommended treatments, leading to the development of a prioritised action plan based on a Multi Criteria Assessment (MCA). This action plan outlines a strategic approach for the short term (5 years), medium term (10 years) and long term (10+ years). Additionally, the MCA resulted in the creation of a prioritisation tool, recommended for use by the Council to prioritise future works or address ad-hoc community concerns against the action plan.

Given the project's scope limitations, not all pedestrian and cycle routes were audited, particularly inter-suburb connections. Consequently, several recommendations have been proposed to guide the planning and implementation of cycle and pedestrian provisions, catering to all user types. These include:

  • Funding and establishment of the implementation program
    Secure funding sources and establish a comprehensive implementation program.
  • Monitor the implementation program
    Regularly monitor the implementation program and its outcomes in conjunction with other relevant Council projects.
  • Use the prioritisation tool
    Employ the prioritisation tool to prioritise future works or address ad-hoc community concerns against the action plan.
  • Develop a Strategic Cycle Corridor Plan (SCCP)
    Develop a document designating core cycle routes and outlining a vision for the on-road cycle network to inform practitioners involved in the planning, design and construction of the Tweed’s transport network.
  • Review the Road Cross Section standard drawing
    Conduct a detailed review of the Road Cross Section standard drawing to incorporate provisions for on-road cyclists.
  • Improve on-road cyclist awareness
    Improve awareness for on-road cyclists, using advisory signage and line marking where on-road cycle lanes cannot be achieved.
  • Implement on-road cyclist safety campaigns
    Develop campaigns focused on improving on-road cyclist safety.
  • Review shared path signage review
    Undertake a detailed review of shared path signage for improvement.
  • Implement non-infrastructure opportunities and strategies
    Put into action the non-infrastructure opportunities and strategies outlined in the plan to increase walking and cycling uptake. These include periodic targeted actions and activities such as 'International Car Free Day' and 'Bicycle Workshops', engagement with local businesses and restaurants, development of themed cycle routes and the use of Council’s social media to communicate the benefits of physical activity, provide tips on using active transport and detail Council’s actions related to active transport.

These recommendations and next steps are crucial for realising the vision of a safe, connected network accessible to all pedestrians and cyclists in the Tweed.


Community consultation has concluded for this project.


Following community consultation in September 2021, the draft Tweed Pedestrian and Bike Plan was open for public exhibition until Sunday 11 February 2024.



What the plan is about

The results of the consultation process have informed all aspects of the draft plan. Thanks to everyone who participated.

The vision for the plan is to provide a safe and connected network that is accessible for all pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy the Tweed.

The plan includes a 10-year action plan for delivering pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. It aims to encourage walking and cycling as the preferred mode of transport, increasing physical activity, enjoyment and providing a sustainable transport option now and in the future.

Once adopted by Council, the final plan will guide our ongoing investment in the pedestrian and bike network across the Tweed.



Northern Rivers Rail TrailGet involved

It is never too late to let us know of any issues or problems – report a problem online at tweed.nsw.gov.au/report-problem or call us on 02 6670 2400.

A Multi Criteria Assessment prioritisation tool has been embedded within the plan, providing Council officers with the capacity to assess new community requests and address issues about the pedestrian and cycling network. This means valuable community feedback received after the first community consultation phase can still be prioritised and addressed within the plan.

Have your say

Please review the summary report before providing your feedback. The full report is also available for more details. They provide information on the objectives, approach, recommendations and next steps.

Online information sessions (registration required)

To attend an information session, click the relevant session below. If your suburb is not listed, please select the closest locality.

All sessions are in the evening, from 6 pm to 7 pm. To register click on the session you would like to attend:

  • On-road cycling session
    Tuesday 16 January 2024
    For cycling enthusiasts
  • Western areas
    Thursday 18 January 2024
    Murwillumbah, Terranora, Tumbulgum, Uki, Tyalgum, Burringbar
  • Coastal areas
    Tuesday 23 January 2024
    Chinderah, Fingal Head, Kingscliff, Casuarina, Bogangar, Pottsville
  • Northern areas
    Wednesday 24 January 2024
    Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads South, Tweed Heads West, Banora Point, Bilambil Heights

Learn more about the initial community consultation.



Recommendations and next steps

The Tweed Pedestrian and Bike Plan underwent a thorough evaluation of recommended treatments, leading to the development of a prioritised action plan based on a Multi Criteria Assessment (MCA). This action plan outlines a strategic approach for the short term (5 years), medium term (10 years) and long term (10+ years). Additionally, the MCA resulted in the creation of a prioritisation tool, recommended for use by the Council to prioritise future works or address ad-hoc community concerns against the action plan.

Given the project's scope limitations, not all pedestrian and cycle routes were audited, particularly inter-suburb connections. Consequently, several recommendations have been proposed to guide the planning and implementation of cycle and pedestrian provisions, catering to all user types. These include:

  • Funding and establishment of the implementation program
    Secure funding sources and establish a comprehensive implementation program.
  • Monitor the implementation program
    Regularly monitor the implementation program and its outcomes in conjunction with other relevant Council projects.
  • Use the prioritisation tool
    Employ the prioritisation tool to prioritise future works or address ad-hoc community concerns against the action plan.
  • Develop a Strategic Cycle Corridor Plan (SCCP)
    Develop a document designating core cycle routes and outlining a vision for the on-road cycle network to inform practitioners involved in the planning, design and construction of the Tweed’s transport network.
  • Review the Road Cross Section standard drawing
    Conduct a detailed review of the Road Cross Section standard drawing to incorporate provisions for on-road cyclists.
  • Improve on-road cyclist awareness
    Improve awareness for on-road cyclists, using advisory signage and line marking where on-road cycle lanes cannot be achieved.
  • Implement on-road cyclist safety campaigns
    Develop campaigns focused on improving on-road cyclist safety.
  • Review shared path signage review
    Undertake a detailed review of shared path signage for improvement.
  • Implement non-infrastructure opportunities and strategies
    Put into action the non-infrastructure opportunities and strategies outlined in the plan to increase walking and cycling uptake. These include periodic targeted actions and activities such as 'International Car Free Day' and 'Bicycle Workshops', engagement with local businesses and restaurants, development of themed cycle routes and the use of Council’s social media to communicate the benefits of physical activity, provide tips on using active transport and detail Council’s actions related to active transport.

These recommendations and next steps are crucial for realising the vision of a safe, connected network accessible to all pedestrians and cyclists in the Tweed.

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Feedback closed on Thursday 30 September. Your feedback will help inform our ongoing planning and investment in the bike network.

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