Walking and cycling
Walking and cycling will be a great option on most days of the Games, particularly for shorter journeys. A journey of 40 minute by foot or cycle could be a better way of traveling then covering the same distance by road if you are able to do so.
A range of walking and cycling pathways are available across the City and are a safe and reliable way to ensure you get to where you need to go and arrive on time. You may need to use a combination of public transport options with short routes of walking between or to and from venues or festival zones, or within your local area.
If you will be walking or cycling during the Games:
- Prepare for the conditions with sun-screen, hats, umbrellas and ensure you have plenty of water.
- Look out for information on changes to local cycle parking arrangements.
- Be mindful of diversions to local paths.
- Be prepared for paths around Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise to be busier than usual as the crowds enjoy the Games and Festival 2018.
Walking and cycling paths
For more information on walking and cycling paths, please view the City of Gold Coast walking and cycling maps and guides.
Disruptions to network
There will be some minor disruptions to the existing cycle network in order to support the safe operation of some venues and reliable transport of athletes. Information on these changes will be available in early 2018.
Free cycle workshops
Free cycling workshops are available to encourage you to jump on your bike and start cycling to work. A range of workshops are being run including 'Absolute beginners on bikes', 'Cycle to work basics', and 'Better bike maintenance'. Interested? To find out sessions and times, and to book your place now, go to our events and workshops page.