Walking and Cycling in Cumberland

Cumberland Draft Walking and Cycling Strategy coverAugust 2023 Update

Consultation on the Walking and Cycling Strategy has closed, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. 

July 2023 Update

In October 2022, Cumberland City Council sought community feedback on Walking and Cycling in our area. Using the feedback received, Council has developed a Draft Walking and Cycling Strategy to help ensure walking and cycling is safer, more enjoyable, and convenient for all ages and abilities in our neighbourhood.

Now we want your feedback!

Council values the opinions and suggestions of the community and would appreciate your input on the Draft Walking and Cycling Strategy. The Draft Strategy identifies objectives, strategic considerations, an action plan and proposed active transport corridors for Cumberland.

We encourage you to view or download the Draft Walking and Cycling Strategy from our document library, or read the online version below.


The consultation period runs from Tuesday 18 July 2023 to Tuesday 15 August 2023. During the public exhibition period, residents and users are encouraged to provide feedback in the comment box. Submissions are open until 6pm 15 August 2023.


Why are walking and cycling important?

Healthier Communities: Physical activity is important for good health however only 45% of adults achieve the recommended amount of exercise per day, and only a third of Australian children now regularly walk or cycle to school.

Better Environment: Walking and cycling leads to a cleaner environment. Reductions in car travel related to more walking and cycling cleans the air and reduces noise on our streets.

Economic benefits: Walking and cycling can create major savings for households. Switching to walking and cycling reduces transport costs.

Proposed 18 Active Transport Corridors

Cumberland Proposed Active Transport Corridors

Find out more information

There will be a public drop in session for those interested in finding out more information on Wednesday 9 August in Merrylands.

Find out more and confirm your attendance here.

How to have your say

Feedback for this consultation will close at 5pm on Tuesday 15 August 2023.

There are four ways to provide feedback:

  1. Complete an online submission below.
  2. Email your submission to Council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au please quote CS-273 in your response
  3. Mail your submission to The General Manager, Cumberland City Council, PO Box 42, Merrylands NSW 2160, quoting CS-273 in your response.
  4. Join us at a public drop-in session on Wednesday 9 August 2023, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, at the Merrylands Service Centre at 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands NSW 2160.

If you’re sending feedback via email or post, please quote CS-273 in your response.

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