Cycling and walking on the GreenWay

The GreenWay trail is a key "missing link" for walking and cycling. 

It currently takes around 40 minutes to ride and 95 minutes to walk the full 6.3km Greenway trail from the Cooks River to Iron Cove or vice versa without stopping. If you prefer to take your time, you could make half a day of it stopping at a cafe along the way.

Once completed in 2025, the length of GreenWay trail will be reduced to 5.6km and take around 30 minutes to ride and 80 minutes to walk, thanks to better road crossings and more direct connections. There will also be more places to stop and enjoy the Greenway along the way!

Take a look at the current GreenWay walking and cycling route map (PDF 3.6MB)

The northern half of the GreenWay, from iron Cove to Longport Street, has an existing off-road shared path with a signalised crossing at Marion Street and an overpass at Parramatta Road.

The southern half of the GreenWay, from Longport Street to the Cooks River, mostly relies on on-road routes. It currently has a number of awkward crossings.

The GreenWay Masterplan identifies improvements to the walking and cycling route and aims to create a safe and permeable active transport corridor with easy and safe connections into the surrounding street network and open spaces to maximise access, permeability and circulation.


The GreenWay offers a convenient and relaxing place for walkers to get out and about and connect with their local environment and waterways.

There are shared pathways at the northern part of the corridor - you can enjoy a relaxing walk or ride from the Iron Cove BayRun right through to Gadigal Reserve in Summer Hill.

The GreenWay trail starts at the Iron Cove Bay Run, where the pathway takes you through Richard Murden Reserve in Haberfield.

The pathway continues alongside Hawthorne Canal, where you cross over Marion Street, Leichhardt and continue along the Canal Walk, passing the colourful Lords Road Mural, and bringing you to the historic Battle Bridge on Parramatta Road.

Walking up and onto the overpass over Parramatta Road, you will come down and re-join the pathway which takes you right through to Gadigal Reserve at Grosvenor Crescent, Summer Hill.

You can can follow quiet streets through the Inner West to meander down to join the Cooks River Cycleway at Earlwood.

If you are keen to join a local Walking Group or find out more about the benefits of walking, we recommend the following organisations and websites or download the GreenWay Map.

Walking groups

You can find local walking groups at the Heart Foundation website.


The GreenWay vision promotes cycling and active transport as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through reduced reliance on cars for short trips, and as a way to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

The GreenWay offers opportunities for pleasant, off-road cycling from the Iron Cove Bay to Summer Hill, with a shared walking and cycling pathway already in place from the Bay Run to Gadigal Reserve at Summer Hill.

Bicycle user groups (BUGS)

Find a local bicycle user group

Useful links for cycling 

Find a range of links to cycling related information

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Page last updated: 28 Mar 2024