Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

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Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

Postby fittybike » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:41 pm

Hi,

I am thinking to start riding the bike to work. What is the safest ways from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hours in the morning and afternoon ?

Thank you !

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Re: Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

Postby SheikYerbouti » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:35 pm

Can be easily done mostly on shared paths and some queit streets.
Get to Vimiera Rd and head north to Waterloo Rd. East on Waterloo, into and through Macquarie Uni, coming out on Waterloo Rd at Talavera.

Ride east along Talavera to Wicks, turn right (south) along Wicks to Epping Rd, cross Epping Rd and turn left and you're on the Epping Rd cycleway all the way through to Willoughby/Naremburn.

Ride along past Hallstrom park and under Flat Rock Drive to Dawson St, West St and Hamilton Lane. Turn left up Palmer and right onto West St (again) heading south . Left onto Church Lane and Angelo St, left on berry, right on Miller St (this is the busiest part of the ride, you have to be on the road with traffic). Continue south on Miller which becomes Blues Pt Rd, left on Lavender, right on Alfred and you're at Milson's Pt station and the bridge cycleway.

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Re: Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

Postby Zippy7 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:27 pm

+1, that sounds about right for travelling down the north shore.
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Re: Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

Postby caneye » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:58 pm

SheikYerbouti wrote:Ride along past Hallstrom park and under Flat Rock Drive to Dawson St, West St and Hamilton Lane. Turn left up Palmer and right onto West St (again) heading south . Left onto Church Lane and Angelo St, left on berry, right on Miller St (this is the busiest part of the ride, you have to be on the road with traffic). Continue south on Miller which becomes Blues Pt Rd, left on Lavender, right on Alfred and you're at Milson's Pt station and the bridge cycleway.


I've often seen cyclists continuing on the Warringah Freeway road shoulder after West St exit. They go around the big bus bays at Cammeray and rejoin at Arthur St, Neutral Bay. Although I'm not sure how they get to Kirribilli station from Arthur St (via Ennis Lane?).

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Re: Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

Postby find_bruce » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:54 pm

SheikYerbouti wrote:Ride along past Hallstrom park and under Flat Rock Drive to Dawson St, West St and Hamilton Lane. Turn left up Palmer and right onto West St (again) heading south . Left onto Church Lane and Angelo St, left on berry, right on Miller St (this is the busiest part of the ride, you have to be on the road with traffic). Continue south on Miller which becomes Blues Pt Rd, left on Lavender, right on Alfred and you're at Milson's Pt station and the bridge cycleway.

caneye wrote:I've often seen cyclists continuing on the Warringah Freeway road shoulder after West St exit. They go around the big bus bays at Cammeray and rejoin at Arthur St, Neutral Bay. Although I'm not sure how they get to Kirribilli station from Arthur St (via Ennis Lane?).

This old fat slow bloke has done it a few times & its a quick trip - take the Alfred St exit, down High St, right into Clark Rd (which turns into Broughton St) under the bridge at Burton St & slog your way up the 50 stairs.

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Re: Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

Postby caneye » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:40 pm

thanks for confirming.

is there a similar route going back in the reverse direction ?
or just the one option of West St- Palmer-Hamilton - Flat Rock Creek?

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Re: Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

Postby find_bruce » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:04 am

Not that I know of

I go a slightly different way - West St Left at Amherst st then the somewhat hairy crossing of th on ramp coming from Brook St & continuing along the path using the overpass at Naremburn shops which takes you down to Flat rock

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Re: Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

Postby zebee » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:39 pm

An alternative route to the Epping Rd cycleway which is a lot less direct but much more off road (which may or may not be important). Definitely not suitable for people who want fast road riding but suitable for people who want flatter and off road.

From Eastwood station, south on Railway Pde, cross First Ave, left on 2nd, duck right onto Young, left on Third, right on Rydalmere, left on Fourth, right on Denistone. Denistone hooks left, you can take that and right on Blaxland at the lights, or go straight and on the shared path through the park, then left on Terry, right on Blaxland at the lights,(or through and next right) left on Cecil, down the hill to the weird roundabout thingy. Hop on the footpath on the right side and cross North Rd, then a short stretch of footpath again, then right on Quarry. THose two crossings can be tricky with cars everywhere so if it's busy then give up and go left from Cecil onto North, go uphill around the teardrop and head down hill on Quarry.

Go through the roundabout and take the bike path on the left at the park, keep going, cross Bridge road, keep going, along Ford a bit, left onto the path again. The next road is Kent, go right on Kent down to Lane Cove Rd, left on the shared path alongside Lane Cove, then cross Lane Cove at Cox's Rd lights. Along Cox and left on Ryrie which will spit you out on Epping Rd. Unfortunately anywhere around here has a climb, so Cox's Rd or Epping Rd it's all uphill.

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Re: Safest way from Eastwood to Sydney CBD during peak hour

Postby duncanm » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:06 pm

Another alternative would be in via Victoria Rd.

Get to Buffalo Rd at Top Ryde, then Ryde Rd to Hunters Hill, Over Tarban and Victoria using the shared path, Wrights/Renwick through Drummoyne.

Past there, you're on your own -- but there must be some who know a good option through the Balmain cycle path nightmare. Vic Rd bus lane?

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