Avoid overcrowding in popular areas

Council is asking people to try out new areas amid worrying crowding on popular paths such as the Bay Run.

If safe distancing isn’t adhered to, access to the Bay Run may need to be restricted.

Council is recommending that people:

  • Stay away from popular and crowded areas
  • Go to a quiet park or walk around the block rather than crowded spaces
  • Explore a part of the Inner West you may not be familiar with
  • Check out the great cycleways and walking routes in the Inner West
  • For those interested in architecture and history, take a walk around the neighbourhood and identify different heritage styles

Walking and cycling are great ways to keep fit while at the same time taking in the local sites.

Routes can be explored by downloading the Out and About in Leichhardt map, the Staying Active in Marrickville map and the Ashfield Cycling map, all of which can be downloaded from Council's website.

As well, Council has several self-guided walks, including:

Balmain walking tour

A snapshot of the peninsula’s industrial heritage and has been developed by Council with input from community volunteers. The free MP3 audio files and accompanying map guide is available on Council's website.

Norton Street historical walking tour

Covering notable sites and infamous businesses in the heart of Leichhardt. Narrated by historian Sue Tronser from the Heritage Group of Leichhardt District and compiled by local artist Patch Sinclair the tour offers an insight into the colourful history of the area.

Tom Uren trail

A two hour walk covering the Balmain of Tom Uren, the place where he was born and returned to enjoy the final years of his life.

Perfect Match street art walking tour

Discover amazing art on the streets of the Inner West in the Perfect Match artworks map

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Page last updated: 23 Sep 2021