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6 months ago in Media release , Business & development
Bike maps showcase the best of Freo

The City of Fremantle has joined with Tourism WA and WestCycle to launch two new cycling maps of Fremantle.

The pocket-sized maps are part of Tourism WA’s Urban Bike Explorer series.

The ‘Fremantle Highlights’ map takes cyclists on a loop through central Fremantle, taking in highlights such as the Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Prison, WA Maritime Museum and Fishing Boat Harbour.

The ‘Indian Ocean Explorer’ guides riders from the Fremantle Town Hall down High Street to the Round House, up past Victoria Quay, across the Fremantle Traffic Bridge and all the way along the coast to Cottesloe Beach.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said cycling was a great way for visitors to get out and explore the city.

“It’s been a real focus for the City of Fremantle in recent years to make Fremantle more bike-friendly by putting in more cycle paths and bike lanes and improving a number of traffic intersections to make them safer for cyclists,” Mayor Pettitt said.

 “These new Urban Bike Explorer maps are terrific because they not only guide people to Fremantle’s most popular attractions, they also provide handy information like where to find food, water and toilets.

“It’s a great initiative to get more locals and visitors on bikes and to showcase our beautiful city and coastline.”

WestCycle Chief Executive Officer Matt Fulton said the Fremantle maps were a welcome addition to the Urban Bike Explorer series.

“Fremantle is the perfect place to explore by bike because it’s mostly flat terrain and there are plenty of shared paths and cycles lanes,” Mr Fulton said.

“I’m really excited about what will be happening in the next few years with the new cycleway being included as part of the replacement of the old Fremantle Traffic Bridge and the completion of the Fremantle Principal Shared Path, which will be like a bike freeway connecting Fremantle and Perth.”

The Fremantle Urban Bike Explorer maps are available at WA Visitor Centre in Perth and Fremantle Visitor Centre at Kings Square, as well as hotels and bike shops in Fremantle.

Fremantle is a cycle-friendly city with all major Fremantle attractions and precincts easily accessible by bicycle and a raft of bike shops in the city centre and surrounds to look after cycling needs.

Free bike hire is available from the Fremantle Visitor Centre for a refundable deposit.

The bikes are suitable for adults and children over 8 years old, and electric bikes are also available.

Free bike hire is available from Monday to Friday 9am–4pm, Saturday 9am–3pm and Sunday and public holidays 10am–3pm.