Share The Path
The City is a wonderful place to explore and has a number of coastal, bushland and natural areas perfect for walking and bike riding. With so many people using these areas, it is important for all path users to share the path.
The City has a number of popular shared paths. Shared paths are different from footpaths as they are designed to suit a range of users, they tend to be wider (minimum 2m in width) and usually have a painted centre line and are signed (either on the pavement or with an upright sign).
People of all ages are now also allowed to ride a bike on a footpath in Western Australia unless a 'No Bicycles' sign is erected.
Bike riders should ride to the conditions whether they are riding on a footpath, shared path or on the road. If riding on a footpath or shared path please adjust your speed accordingly and be considerate of pedestrians.
Pedestrians should also be mindful of other path users including bike riders. When walking on a footpath or shared path please keep to the left and be aware of your surroundings and other path users so as to not inadvertently cause contact.
Here are some useful tips to make paths in the City of Joondalup safer and more enjoyable for everyone.
- Be considerate of other path users
- Always keep to the left
- Move off the path if you have stopped
- When walking with headphones, keep the volume low so that you can still hear other users
- Keep dogs on a lead (and on the left).
- Bike riders must keep left on paths unless overtaking
- Bike riders must ride single file on paths
- Please ring your bell to alert other path users and slow down when passing
- Bike riders must give way to pedestrians at all times
- Animals must not be tied to a moving bike
- By law you must have a bell on your bike
- Bike riders must have lights fitted to their bicycle if riding at night.
For additional information on shared paths please visit Department of Transport website.