Footpaths and cycleways

Shared path sign Council has an ongoing program of planned maintenance. We only replace a footpath or cycleway after assessing a site for safety and condition.

Shared paths

Council looks after more than 100 km of off-road shared paths in the Tweed.

Shared paths are for both pedestrians and cyclists. When riding, please slow down when approaching children, older people and dogs.

Request a new cycleway or footpath

If you would like to suggest a location for a new cycleway or footpath write to the General Manager at or PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484.

Where to ride and walk

Take a walk or ride your bike to explore the best of the Tweed. Find out more about a range of outdoor activities.

Walking and cycling are great for your health and wellbeing, and a fun and environmentally friendly way to get around.

Download the Tweed Cycleways map(PDF, 952KB) to view the network of paths around Murwillumbah, Kingscliff and Tweed Heads. For more information about riding on the road see road safety

Tweed cycleways brochure(PDF, 952KB)

Northern Rivers Rail Trail

See Northern Rivers Rail Trail

NSW Bike Week

Council hosts a program of fun events in September each year during Bike Week. NSW Bike Week is a state government initiative to get more people cycling.

Cycle safety workshops

Council runs cycle safety workshops throughout the year for children and adults. Enrol to boost your confidence and learn how to ride safely. Workshops are advertised on Facebook and in the Tweed Link

Pedestrian access and mobility plan

Council’s Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan will be replaced by a new Active Transport Plan in 2021.

Community consultation will help us to set priorities for new footpaths, shared paths and cycleways. The plan will consider walking and cycling, mobility scooters, e-scooters and e-bikes. We will also review supporting infrastructure such as pedestrian crossings, kerb ramps and pedestrian refuges.

You will be invited to have your say on the Active Transport Plan in 2021.