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Can anyone recommend good commutes from Glenelg (start near Brighton Road tram stop) to Greenhill Road (near Glen Osmond Road). I am just starting riding again and am not 100% confident with busy roads, however may try them if they have bike lanes.
Thanks in advance.
The obvious one is straight up Anzac Hwy which has a bike lane the whole way, but can be quite busy at certain times of the day (and may be prone to random close personal friends in cars as i found out on Wed). Any other option would involve snaking through back streets that are a lot quiter but would make for a much longer slower ride. Back roads also dont always have bike lanes either. Maybe try tackling Anzaz at a quite time of day like mid morning and see how that goes.
Good luck and enjoy your riding
There is a linear park that follows the route of the old glenelg railway line through Plympton and Mile End. It's twisty and you have to give way to lots of cross roads but if you want to stay off the roads and you're not in a hurry, it's not a bad option.
A better option would be to follow the tram line, you should have secondary roads and bike paths the whole way to greenhill road (although the south road crossing might be an issue while they're building the tram bridge).
I've only nearly-been-killed twice on Anzac Highway, it's not that bad!
Quite a nice path that one.
If you hook up with it behind Camden oval it will spit you out at the the bottom of london rd and Sth rd.Or jump off at Richmond rd and it's a short haul to g/hill.
google maps will give you an idea.A few roads to cross(back streets) and a couple of mains with lights.Give it a go on a w/end maybe.
I didnt know this track existed!! Might be a good one to get the traffic shy missus onto to get her ks up
The old train line route is okay. Kinda twisty and you gave to constantly give way to cross roads. I'm not really a fan of that route.
Following the tram line is a much better way, pretty easy (once you know your way) and it'll bring you up near Wayville Showgrounds. We rode this route yesterday from Gelnelg (Jetty road) and it's fine (and quicker) than the linear park.
Check this site out - it shows all the bike tracks, lanes etc
http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Transport% ... cling+maps
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which way did you go around the Morphetville Race Course?
Along the tram line, kind of between Anzac Highway and the racecourse. Thereâ€™s a new path that goes behind McDonaldâ€™s.
Which side of th tram line is it (Anzac or Racecourse side). Googlemaps doesn't show the path ?
You wouldn't have a Bikely map by any chance. I'm planning on taking a couple of test rides over the Xmas break, but with the detail on Googlemaps it is hard to pick the best path. This is one I did but not sure of the accuracy http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/370524
lovin' that new run behind maccas. i can get from home in unley to work at glenelg, now without hitting a main road in roughly same time as anzac 'death race' highway.
Which route do you take from Unley... I'm currently using Cross Road then the new path behind Maccas and along the tramline but am looking for alternatives to mix it up ?
Do you have a bikely route ?
uhh,no i have a street directory...
from greenhill/kw rd usually take bike path to goodie rd, cross to the right of the tramway (railway tce) to south rd using train station subway. then glengyle to beckham, switch back to left of tram tracks and ever onward to race track. 22 mins best time to jetty rd. where do you work?
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