PawPaw wrote:I rarely go on that road during the week. But was coming back from doing repeats on the Gateway Bridge. And had been talking over the weekend with a female cyclist who uses it all the time and reckons it isn't as bad as everyone makes out. Boy am I going to give her a serve.
Was doing 40+ on the section where the bike lane disappears to hold traffic up less and put them off passing.
Mustang wrote:I lived just off Racecourse Road, for 3 years the truck drivers on K S Dr are insane, dont ride it, possibly other than Sun am.
Oxford wrote:I know the road and honestly as confident as I am and assertive as I know I can be, I would never ride Kingsford Smith because it is just too dangerous with its random changes and inattentive and aggressive motorists.
I work on KSD, and ride it most days. Personally I find most of it ok, but it's a very bad road to be going slow on. The narrow section along the river between the ferry stop & the ICB is definitely hairy though - I almost always ride the footpath along that section on my way out to work, I don't need the stress. In the evenings (well after after peak hour, I work afternoons/evening) when I'm heading home I'll take the road through there if I feel like smashing it (40+), but if I don't have the legs I'll take the footpath. The rest of the road is usually OK - it's fairly wide on the citybound side till just before the ferry stop, and there's usually traffic banked up between hamilton & nudgee rd - on the way to work I do try to smash it between nudgee rd & the tafe where the bike lane starts to minimise passing though - traffic moves quicker there & it's a bit narrow.
I'd say 90% of the truckies are actually very good. It's the 5% that don't give a crap and the 5% that are genuine lunatics that are a worry.
Kenzo wrote:The Gateway (Sir Leo Hielscher) Bridge would make a fantastic river loop if it wasn't for the lack of provision for cyclist safety on Kingsford Smith Drive.
It really could.
If you do want a quieter (albeit longer and harder) route back, head over the schneider rd. bridge, and hop on the bike path that goes to nudgee rd, then track through the backstreets of hamilton till you get to sandgate rd. Then either head back to breakfast ck. road or follow abbotsford rd. back to the city.