How to avoid traffic in Sydney


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Traffic jams will snake back further, delays will be more frequent and train lines will be at “crush capacity”.

Avoid traffic on Sydney's most-clogged roads.

Infrastructure Australia just released their latest audit that highlights Sydney’s most-clogged roads. The report from IA has determined;

  • Australia’s busiest road will eventually become the 4km long M1 motorway in Sydney from Artarmon on the north shore to the CBD via the Harbour Tunnel. Apparently it’s the busiest road today, but their predictions are the daily delay per vehicle will increase significantly and likely to be clogged full of traffic 84 per cent of peak hours.


  • Four of the five busiest roads in Australia are in Sydney.

  • Sydney’s M4 motorway between Mt Druitt and Westmead west will be Australia’s fourth busiest road and the M5 from Liverpool to Sydney Airport will be at spot five. 

  • Sydney’s M5 is also on the list of future busiest roads despite the billions being spent currently to make it wider. 


  • Trains are coming under pressure too, while the Metro network will apparently ease congestion on some lines others will approach crush capacity, the maximum number of passengers they can fit.

  • It is estimated that the T8 South line from the CBD to airport and Revesby could become Sydney’s most overcrowded. Crush levels could also be reached on buses on the north shore towards the city, on Victoria Rd and between Parramatta and Liverpool.
  1. Ride a scooter or a motorbike – you can lane filter to avoid queues.

  2. Leave earlier or later in the day – there is typically less traffic.

  3. Avoid main roads or freeways – don’t follow the masses.

  4. Move to the Countryside and away from the citysounds perfect doesn’t it?

  5. Use Wayz or Google Maps – and trust their live traffic data.

Ok so some of those ideas are a little drastic. So, it is little surprise that Scooter sales in 2019 have grown by nearly 19% year on year. Meanwhile passenger vehicle sales have declined by nearly 9% and  motorbikes by 17%. A scooter has become a popular choice as a cost effective mode of transport, this is how you can avoid traffic in Sydney. 


The Honda NSC110 Dio scooter is Australia’s top selling model with the brand now owning nearly 40% market share in Australia. The Dio is a slim, nimble, light scooter that makes lane filtering very easy and the perfect way to get past any traffic jam. Lane filtering is where a scooter rider moves alongside vehicles that have either stopped or are moving slowly at less than 30km/h. It is now legal to do this in NSW and a perfect way to avoid clogged roads or traffic congestion in Sydney. The Honda Dio is also extremely fuel efficient making it cheap to operate to save on running costs.


We make it simple to rent a scooter to avoid traffic in Sydney with our rental service that has low weekly payments with no lock-in contracts that includes;

  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Insurance
  • Registration
  • Servicing
  • Emergency replacement
  • Helmet
  • Phone holder

There’s no need to buy a Honda motorcycle when you can rent one in Sydney from just $130 per week

  • Honda NSC 110 Dio – 110cc with automatic transmission.
  • Honda SH150  – 150cc with automatic transmission.
  • Honda CB125 – 125cc with manual transmission.

It’s so original and practical in so many ways….The Idle stop feature is kind of interesting when you do and will when engaged, the engine will stop when you do and will restart when you twist the gas.Very peppy up to about 80ks then maxis out at 100k…Engine stops when the stand is put down, handy. quiet and responsive motor, good fuel economy and looks good. A little more expensive as a scooter but great build quality.


We had a 2016 dio 110 for our delivery and runaround bike for 1 year… very quick off the mark for a 110, and light…. fuel consumption is around 300km on a 5lt tank/ as well as the idle stop engine feature…If you wanted a great value get around scooter, definately should get this one.


Having owned this scooter for nearly 4 years, finding it a faultless little town run around machine. Sure it isnt the fastest machine on the road but it is quick enough to beat most cars at the lights… It is extremely reliable with no issues at all after over 8000km. The space under the seat is big enough for your helmet, and big enough for a few groceries on the way home from the shops. Overall it is a great little scooter that does everything it is designed for faultlessly.”


…Absolutely love riding the little scooter, its so very easy to live with… The Dio handles very well on smoother surfaces… The scooter has enough grunt to beat most cars off at the lights, and carves through traffic easily now that lane splitting is legal in NSW….Overall, it does a great job… The little scooter is the ideal commuter and runabout for urban work, it’s light weight, size and ease of riding/parking is fantastic… No gear shifting, good brakes, quiet motor, good luggage carrying capacity and Honda reliability make it a winner for me…


…I’ve been enjoying riding it very much. Of course it’s economical & it has that cute ‘idle off’ switch, but it’s so manoeuverable & quick that I use it instead of the car at every opportunity. What enormous fun! Also, it amazes me that it can accelerate so quickly while dragging my 90kgs around…


ive had several scooters in my time but the nsc110 is the best of them all. Great power for its size and fantastic fuel consumption ,handling is superb and its a beautiful all round scooter and has looks to match . I would highly recommend this machine at anyone for fun or daily commuting


I love my Honda Dio ! I ride 100 kms a week for work commute into the city and my tank of fuel lasts a fortnight. Under $5 a fortnight and so much fun ! Do peak hour traffic with out stopping. Takes off faster than the cars so you can go right to the front at the lights. So much storage. Can stop for a big grocery shop on the way home and with the hook on the front, the top box on the back and the big storage under the seat it all transports easily.


  1. Check the local Riders License requirements in New South Wales here
  2. Select a Honda scooter from our range.
  3. Come and visit our showroom to complete your paperwork. 

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