Walking and cycling tracks
Discover Launceston by riding, walking, jogging or horse riding along one of our many trails. The municipality has many trails which have been developed by Council for locals and visitors.
Well-maintained footpaths and cycleways are a vital part of the Launceston community infrastructure.
- Uneven footpath surfaces;
- Damaged signs;
- Potholes; and
- Trees overhanging the footpath.
The West Tamar Council, Launceston City Council, Northern Midlands Council, Meander Valley Council and Sport and Recreation Tasmania have worked together to create a regional map displaying possible commuter cycling routes and how they could be best linked between councils.
The map has been developed to identify priority routes for future development, upgrading and ultimately marketing to riders.
The Councils involved are seeking feedback from the community to confirm whether these are indeed the key commuter routes for greater Launceston and what provisions would help to make commuting by bicycle a safer and more convenient activity.
View the Greater Launceston Bicycle Commuting Network Project Outline (PDF 380 KB)
The project outline explains in detail how the map was produced, what the map represents and where to direct your submission.
View the Greater Launceston Bicycle Commuting Network Map (PDF 3.8 MB)
The Greater Launceston Commuting Network Map is a regional map displaying priority commuter routes within a 20 kilometre radius of the Launceston CBD. These routes will be prioritised for bicycle friendly development in the future.
You are invited to have a say on how bicycle infrastructure will be developed in the greater Launceston area.
We are particularly interested in:
- Are the routes that have been chosen priority routes?
- Are there any routes missing?
- What types of infrastructure/treatment would you like to see on specific routes or in general?
When making a submission please be concise and where possible refer to the relevant routes on the map. Provide reasons and sources of information to support your comments and suggest alternatives where you disagree with proposed routes.
Submissions should be addressed or emailed by close of business 24 September 2010 to Keith.Ryan@development.tas.gov.au or Keith Ryan, Sport and Recreation Tasmania, PO Box 364, Prospect TAS 7250
We're in the early stages of creating a pedestrian strategy for Launceston and are assessing the most popular key routes the community use when going to the shops, work, school or to recreation activities.
You may find Map My Walk a useful website to use and aid you in your physical activity goals and program as well!
Tasmanians are jumping on their bikes more often to get from A to B with the number of recreational bike riders increasing by 43 per cent in eight years.
Safety will be top of mind for both Launceston bike riders and motorists with the release of a new brochure which highlights several road rules that everyone needs to be aware of.
Click here to view the brochure (PDF 367 KB)
Launceston City Council's 'Launceston Heritage Walks' brochure offers a choice of walks that will take you past some of Launceston's most interesting architecture dating back to early Colonial times, including:
Pink Trail - 90 mins return - Rags to Riches
Blue Trail - 30 mins return - Government to Gorge