Getting started with active travel

Successfully incorporating active travel into your day is ultimately about planning.

Children under the age of 12 and supervising adults are allowed to ride on footpaths, even if there is a designated bike lane.

From leaving the house a bit earlier, to making sure you pack a rain coat, it is all about being prepared.

This map is a great place to start as it will not only give you hints and tips to make active travel easier, but it will also assist you to plan your route. This can be particularly important if you are new to travelling by bike and wanting to choose a safer route.

When starting out, consider setting yourself a small goal, such as walking the kids to school at least once a week, and build from there.

If you live a long way from your destination, consider whether you might be able to use public transport or park your car a bit further away and walk the remaining distance.

Ultimately, the most important thing is just to start somewhere – anywhere – because once you do, you are already on your way to better health.


Useful resources to get you started


Mobility and accessibility

When travelling on public transport with a mobility aid, you may need to book in advance or check the service you wish to use is accessible. Visit:

or phone 1800 800 007.


Our active travel maps

View our active travel map series:

  1. North/Central Geelong and Lara

  2. South/Central Geelong and Leopold

  3. Bellarine Peninsula

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on these maps is accurate, however if you find an error please contact us.





Page last updated: Thursday, 2 August 2018

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