Tips for travelling on the Westlink M7 Shared Path
The Westlink M7 Shared Path runs for 40kms alongside the Westlink M7. It is used by people who walk, jog and cycle for recreation and getting to and from work.
Safety on the Shared Path
- Look out for eachother’s safety
- Keep to the left, unless overtaking
- Supervise children at all times
- Keep dogs on a leash and clean up their waste
- Watch for snakes and do not approach them
- Be aware of M7 maintenance vehicles and works on the path
- If there is an emergency, call 000
- Ride to the conditions and observe traffic controls and safety signage
- Remain in your lane and keep group sizes small
- Give way to pedestrians
- Warn others on approach by ringing your bell and reduce speed around other path users
- Wear a helmet at all times
- Carry identification
- At night, wear high-visibility clothing and have a working bike light
- Transport for NSW recommends at least 1m of clearance when passing pedestrians on shared paths
Water and toilet facilities
It can get hot on the Shared Path, so make sure you bring water with you. There is a drinking fountain located at the path's hafway point at entry 34. Toilet facilities and other public amenities can be found on the Shared Path map (PDF 1.1MB).
Events on the M7 Shared Path
We sponsor the annual Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival and provide non-financial support for charities and event organisers wishing to hold a community event on the Shared Path. Event organisers should contact Westlink M7 as early as possible if they are planning an event.
Our commitment to your safety
Safety is our highest priority and Westlink actively looks after the path by conducting regular safety inspections, carrying out maintenance work and responding to any issues.
From time to time, NSW Police Patrols can be seen patrolling the path. To report anti-social behaviour, please call 000 or Westlink M7 on 02 9834 9200. Emergency Services vehicles can access the path when responding to incidents and emergencies.