Park your car for free and pedal your bike the remainder of your journey. It’s a great way to shorten your cycling commute, incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine and save on parking costs.
Park & Pedal locations offer great connections to major road networks and off-road paths to nearby town centres. Each site has a bike ride of around 30 minutes to key business hubs. Most of the paths are sealed, while the ride from Kellaway Street, Hackett includes an off-road mountain bike experience to the city.
An Australian first
Canberra's Park & Pedal is an Australian first. The first Park & Pedal location was established at the Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum carpark, on Barrenjoey Drive, just off the Tuggeranong Parkway and Lady Denman Drive in February 2017. Following the successful pilot Park & Pedal was quickly expanded to four more locations in April 2017.
Find a parking location
Routes have been clearly mapped in 3D detail by CycleLifeHQ with route descriptions and other helpful information to assist your ride.
The Park & Pedal locations are:
- Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum Carpark
- Caswell Drive, Glenloch Interchange
- Hackett Shops, Hackett Place (northern park; to the rear of shops)
- Kellaway Street, Hackett
- Palmerville Heritage Park, Evatt
As with any public carpark, don’t leave valuables in your car.
Travelling with your bike
There are many ways you can transport your bike to the Park & Pedal carpark, depending on the make and size of your vehicle and the type of bike you have. You can:
- put your bike inside your car, especially if you remove one wheel (the front wheel is always the easiest to remove and replace)
- attach your bike to a roof rack, or a rear rack mounted to your tow bar (note, if a rear rack obscures your vehicle number plate in any way, you will need an auxiliary number plate available through Access Canberra).
Fold-up bikes especially designed for ease of transport are also available for purchase at many local bike stores.