The Hobart City Council's cycling strategy Bikeplan was compiled in 1997. The full strategy can be viewed at Council's Office.
A Principal Bicycle Network has been developed and has been approved by Council. This is now the key document leading Council to develop its arterial cycling network. Some routes have now been constructed and detailed planning is proceeding on other routes including Sandy Bay Road and the Hobart Rivulet.
Information about the Sandy Bay Road Walking and Cycling project is available.
The Hobart Rivulet planning project is in its initial stages and project information will be shortly available on this website.
A Draft Hobart Regional Arterial Bicycle Network Plan has also been prepared by the Greater Hobart Councils and CyclingSouth, with the assistance of the DIER and the Australian Government's Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
North - South Shared Use Trail
Some bicycle stores and bicycle tour operators hire bicycles.
In addition bicycle hire is available at Hobart Cenotaph, a short walk from the City, allowing visitors to ride the Intercity Cycleway and other routes around the City. Derwent Bike Hire
Rules and Regulations
Bicycle are a vehicle entitled to use roads and footpaths within Tasmania except where locally prohibitied. ( For example some footpaths in the Central Business District have prohibitions for bicycles and skateboards)
In November 2009, there were some changes to the road rules for cyclists. See the DIER Fact Sheet for more information.
Road Rules 2009 (S.R. 2009, No. 142) Part 15 - Additional Rules for Bicycle Riders
For information on bicycle parking and locations, see the Parking Section.
Hobart Bicycle Plan Advisory Committee
This Committee meets on a regular basis - individuals interested in attending can contact Councils City Services Division for meeting times and dates on (03) 6238 2900.