Trails & Routes
Read the Feedback Summary of our consultation with residents on the impacts of cycling in the City.
View summary report here
View Department of Transport Cycling Rules
View Road Safety Commission for Cyclists
View Westcycle website (WA's peak body for cycling)
Share the Space
The 'Share the Space' campaign has been developed in consultation with EMRC's member councils and other key partners to encourage predictable and courteous behaviours whilst walking, cycling and driving on our roads, shared paths, trails and footpaths,so users feel safe.
For further information visit Watch this Space
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why are there so many cyclists in the hills?
Because of our beautiful scenic and winding roads, with challenging hill climbs and proximity to the natural environment, riders love to explore the hills, extend their rides from the city streets and enjoy riding more safely on roads with less traffic. The City is also fast becoming a mecca for mountain trail bikes (mtb) with many dedicated trail rides, the mudda biddi track and other ‘off the beaten track’ experiences to enjoy.
2. Can cyclists ride two abreast on the roads?
Yes. State road rules say that bicycles can ride two abreast with up to 1.5m between riders. Failure to do so incurs a $50 fine. Riders must also remain at least 2m behind a vehicle. Failure to do so incurs a $100 fine. For more information visit https://rsc.wa.gov.au/Road-Rules/Browse/Cyclist
Cyclists can ride in a group at any time (but not more than two abreast).
3. When can a driver overtake a cyclist?
In WA a bicycle shares the same road rules as a motor vehicle.
When overtaking cyclists, it is recommended to do so at a distance of at least one metre. Failing to overtake a bicycle at a safe distance can incur a $400 fine and 2 demerit points. For more information visit https://rsc.wa.gov.au/Road-Rules/Browse/Cyclist
4. Does the City support cycling events?
Yes. The City of Kalamunda is a cycling friendly community and embraces cyclists who ride for the purposes of commuting, recreation and competition on our roads. We expect riders to know their rights and responsibilities for riding, and for cyclists and drivers to mutually respect each other. When an event is on the City imposes a number of conditions and traffic management obligations on race organisers.
Cyclists do not need City approval to train or ride recreationally in the area.
5. How many organised cycling events are held in the City?
The City of Kalamunda approves a maximum of 10 road cycling events per calendar year with most held between April and October. Each event must meet strict resident notification and traffic management conditions to gain approval.
6. When will impacted residents be notified about a cycling event?
Residents on surrounding streets where a cycling event is held, should receive a letter of notification in their letterbox from the event organiser at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. This standard has recently been increased from a 7 day notification period to 14 days. Please contact the City if you do not receive a notification letter about an event near you, on 9257 9999.
In most cases, roads are not closed, but marshalled for safe travel and access in and out of the area during the event.
7. What should I do if I have a concern about cyclist or driver behaviour?
Specific incidents of inappropriate road user behaviour that considered dangerous or overtly threatening should be reported to police as soon as possible. Please phone 131 444. In case of emergency call 000.
8. How can I find out more about Cycling in general?
WestCycle is the peak body for cycling in Western Australia.
Location and postal address: 105 Cambridge St, West Leederville WA 6007
Phone: (08) 6336 9688
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