WestLink M7 Shared Path
Welcome to my 'Rough Guide' to the WestLink M7 Shared Path. It's a fantastic facility, offering nearly 40 km of uninterrupted shared path alongside the M7 motorway in Western Sydney. The main purpose of these pages is as a resource for cyclists. I'm seeking to highlight some of the good things, some of the not-so-good, and provide more cycle-friendly info than has been provided thus far in the official glossy brochures.
looking East from the Sugarloaf Ridge Picnic Area, which
is part of the Western Sydney Regional Park.
This picnic area is about 1.3 km east of the Saxony Rd access point to the M7 shared path (up a moderate hill) - Just near the towers on the top of the hill.
Facilities: Gas BBQs, picnic tables under roofs, drinking water (from rainwater tanks) and toilets. No rubbish bins.
|>> Path Maps & Facilities:|
|The Westlink Cycleway &
Walking Path brochure can be downloaded from the link
Unfortunately, it doesn't show where cyclist friendly facilities (Water, Toilet, Food, other cycle paths etc) can be found. To this end, I've started putting together a spreadsheet which references the above map, but also includes cycle-friendly facilities at the appropriate access points. In the future, I'd like to see this expanded into a proper map (maybe web-based, with printable enlargements for specific areas). I'd prefer if Westlink organised this. But, if they don't, would anybody with the necessary skills and time like to be involved?
Feel free to email me (address below) if there are other facilities that you know of that are not listed!
Last updated 20/08/06.
|The table to the right
provides links to Sydway maps (from www.street-directory.com.au)
for the length of the M7. Unfortunately, the maps don't
have the actual shared path access points marked on them
at present. There are two versions of each map presented:
|Although the M7 Shared Path
is a fantastic facility, there have been a few concerns
raised about some aspects or sections of the path. I've
compiled a list of cautions & concerns from various
cyclists that have used the path. Some of these issues
may be able to be resolved; Others I think we will have
to learn to live with. In some cases, I've given my
(un-professional) proposed remedy.
Last Updated 30/04/06
Member of Camwest (Cyclists' Action Movement WEST)
Trying to live more sustainably - See robkemp.id.au