Commute Routes

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Re: Commute Routes

Postby wombatK » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:59 pm

Runjikol wrote:My commute has lots of nice bike path. :D

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NB. I really like the little profile chart that bikemap.net makes of your route. Also the topographic cycle map (OSM Cycle) with the various bike-paths and cycle-lanes mapped is awesome.

Runjikol, I removed the link you provided to your commute map because each time I opened it, it caused IE7 to crash. Can you please check the link and repost if it seems ok to you. Cheers mate.

Kev.

Link worked fine for me in Seamonkey 1.16 and IE6. The bikemap.net user interface is quite nice - and the OSM cycle pretty useful. It's got some of the main cycle routes in Sydney - although bits are missing in some - e.g. the eastern end of the Canal cycleway, and the link from the Orphan St Creek cycleway back to Lansdowne/Georges Hall and Milperra is not there.

The OSM cycle map's way of showing all the routes its got mapped in an area could be pretty handy too. But I Can't get too excited about topo maps with 50m contours.

Now here's the dilemma - you can't beat bikely.com for quantity of routes. Will the more appealing features of bikemap.net win out ?

Maybe not if Kev's problem is shared by others.

Edit 8:36 - have now tested it on IE8 - no trouble.

Here it is for the bravehearts horsley park commute

PS - isnt the canal cycleway blocked presently by Boral's work at the dam end ?
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby dancindan » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:29 am

Here are a few I have used.

Rockdale to Homebush (Cooks River) then to City
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Ro ... bush239381

Rockdale to Martin Place regular
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Ro ... ace-Sydney

Rockdale to Martin Place (through Kingsford)
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Ro ... ace-longer
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby soc » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:15 pm

My commute from Sandgate to Woolloongabba http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Sandgate-to-Woolloongabba-commute

Down Sandgate Rd for most of its length, then in through Eagle Junction and around Hudson Rd past the TAB building, through the iconic Breakfast Creek Hotel forecourt and into Fortitude Valley (where the fun begins - crap roads). Over the Storey Bridge and then either hammer it down Ipswich rd past the Gabba cricket ground or underneath the bridge and around the Kangaroo Point cliffs and up onto the bikeway alongside the South East Freeway, coming out at the Golden Casket building.
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby JeremyW » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:35 pm

I Commute from Forestville to North Sydney.

Until recently I used to go this way.

It's the Short way I know of. When I discovered it was only about 11 kms I decided to look for a longer ride.

Now I go this way.

It's much more scenic. My favorite part is Bay St in Beauty Point. Battle Bvd in Seaforth is pretty fun too. If you've ridden Bay st, you know what I'm talking about.

I'm Looking for some other routes to mix it up a bit if anyone has some suggestions.

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Thornleigh to Macquarie Park

Postby srl » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:21 pm

G'day,

Done the ride from Thornleigh to Macquarie Park a few times, using Pennant Hills Rd, Beecroft Rd and then M2 - tends to scare the living s**t out of me! Tried the backroads alongside Beecroft but they're steep, narrow and filled with 4WDs piloted by school mums paying scant attention to the road. Plus, the ride back using the M2 detour is a pain in the behind.

Anyway, I am thinking of trying the route via Hornsby, Turramurra and Browns Hole cycleway. Question is, has anyone done the trip this way, and what's the track like? I'd prefer to ride it on my road bike, but worried the cycleway will rattle the girl to bits. I can ride the old hybrid, but I'm pretty sure Kissing Point Rd is a dog on the way home, and the old jigger is pretty heavy! The hill doesn't worry me - quite like climbing them ... on the Specialized, but not the 10 year old anchor.

Any advice? (And, yes, buying a new commuter bike is an option!)

Cheers,

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Re: Commute Routes

Postby hartleymartin » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:31 pm

Hooray! I finally mapped out a complete route from my home to Macquarie University!

Brief Description:

- Station Street, Ware Street (Fairfield)
- Join the Liverpool-Parramatta Rail Trail at Fairfield and head North
- Join the M4 Cycleway and follow through to Sydney Olympic Park
- Ride through S.O.P. to Rhodes Railway Station (Goes past ANZ Stadium and Olympic Park Railway Station)
- From Rhodes Railway Station cross the John Whitton Bridge
- Bowden Street then to See Street - Bicycle Lanes (Meadowbank)
- Forsyth Street, Melville Street, North Road, Heath Street (Ryde-ish)
- Shrimpton's Creek Cycleway
- Waterloo Road (Macquarie Park)
- Macquarie University!

All up it's about 25km, and about 20km are on off-road cycle-paths.

I'm going to test ride the route later this week (semester break at the moment)
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Re: Thornleigh to Macquarie Park

Postby Tale » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:32 am

srl wrote:G'day,

Done the ride from Thornleigh to Macquarie Park a few times, using Pennant Hills Rd, Beecroft Rd and then M2 - tends to scare the living s**t out of me! Tried the backroads alongside Beecroft but they're steep, narrow and filled with 4WDs piloted by school mums paying scant attention to the road. Plus, the ride back using the M2 detour is a pain in the behind.

Anyway, I am thinking of trying the route via Hornsby, Turramurra and Browns Hole cycleway. Question is, has anyone done the trip this way, and what's the track like? I'd prefer to ride it on my road bike, but worried the cycleway will rattle the girl to bits. I can ride the old hybrid, but I'm pretty sure Kissing Point Rd is a dog on the way home, and the old jigger is pretty heavy! The hill doesn't worry me - quite like climbing them ... on the Specialized, but not the 10 year old anchor.

Any advice? (And, yes, buying a new commuter bike is an option!)

Cheers,

Simon


Didn't see your post until now, but I grew up around Beecroft/Pennant Hills and my parents live in Cheltenham. I know a safer route from Pennant Hills to Epping - after that I think I would follow the Epping Road cycleway if I was going to Macquarie Park.

Here's my safer route from Pennant Hills to Epping Road: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Sa ... pping-Road

The connection between Clement Close, Pennant Hills, and Tristania Way, Beecroft, is a set of concrete stairs. But carrying your bike up that is far safer than cycling on Pennant Hills Road and Beecroft Road.

The connection between Cheltenham Road, Cheltenham, to Kent Street, Epping, is a steep pathway down from Cheltenham Road, then a pedestrian footbridge over the M2 to Kent Street. It's by far the safest way to get from Cheltenham to Epping.

There are a couple of short bits on Beecroft Road, but you've got traffic lights in your favour both times.
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby srl » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:35 pm

Hi Tale,

Thanks for that. In fact, I tried your route a couple of times ... and it nearly damn killed me! (On an old hybrid and pretty unfit, mind you.) I should give it another go. In the meantime, I discovered the bike path between Kissing Pt Road and M2, so now I'm riding from Thornleigh to Waitara Station, then following the back roads next to railway down to Turramurra, where I flick across Pacific Hwy on to Kissing Pt Road. About 40 minutes going to work and around 55 minutes coming home, 33km for the return trip. A few steep hills, but that's the only way middle-aged blokes like me will ever get fit!

Cheers,

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Re: Commute Routes

Postby crog » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:20 pm

Couple of my regular routes, I drive ride being about 50k's out in the Sth East to variuous places about 20k's away anyway these are the two I probably do most, but sometimes for a change I will drive to clayton, caufield nunawading etc and try to navigate a route it is a bit of exploring and changes things around

Cheltenham to Meb CBD

Other route usually is Mlavern East to CBD via scotchmans creek path and yarra trail

Malvern East to Melb CBD

Both good routes and I hope you try them

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Re: Commute Routes

Postby j-ho » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:46 pm

found it..
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby Runjikol » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:52 pm

Maybe you need gears. :lol:
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby j-ho » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:09 am

Runjikol wrote:Maybe you need gears. :lol:

hehe, yeah maybe. I'm going to do a dry run on the weekend to see how long it takes and how bad the hill is. But I refuse gears!!
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby ithinkimlost » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:32 pm

Rockdale to Martin Place regular
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Ro ... ace-Sydney

Do you use the bike path along airport drive? I rode through there today thinking it may be a better route to work, but I wonder what it will be like on the way home in winter. Is there any lighting along the path?

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Re: Commute Routes

Postby mipefo » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:39 pm

My commute is Forestville to Rhodes (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Forestville-to-Rhodes). I drive in on Mon with the bike and clothes and ride home then ride back in on Tuesday and drive home. The same for Wed and Thurs. Friday I ride both ways. The trip takes me 90 minutes one-way (I'm not very fast).
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby hannos » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:08 pm

My commute from Engadine to Rhodes.
Engadine to Rhodes


This isn't a commute, just a 21km loop Engadine to Sutherland to Jannali to Woronora to Engadine. Couple of steeper sections in it but not overly tough.
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby bowie » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:38 pm

IM BACK ON THE BIKE :P

Well I rode from my home at Berwick into Chapel Steet today. :P

My route.. ...Up the Princess Highway. :lol:


It wasn't as bad as I thought honestly.. Dandalong was the worst.. but thats only becasue dandalong is a giant puss hole. Having said that.. it was 10am, traffic was fairly light.. I dont think I'd like to hammer down there with angry latte drinking audi's screaming up behind me. Hmmm

If anyone has ridden around that way into the city, any recomendations would be grouse ;)

Actaully is there a bike track that follows the M1... that would be cool.


EDIT: Wait.. i can by pass Dandalong! Woo Hoo!! :D

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Re: Commute Routes

Postby bowie » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:45 pm

wait... this looks better...

I'll scout this path tomorrow and let you know if its made of solid communiting win :P

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Re: Commute Routes

Postby Alex Sniga » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:23 am

Naremburn to Macquarie St (Sydney CBD)
http://www.bikemap.net/route/424814

Lunchtime ride for some aircraft spotting (the only thing that I like more than riding my bike):
http://www.bikemap.net/route/424816
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby rearviewmirror » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:34 am

Sanctuary Lakes VIC to Melbourne CBD. This is the route using Kororoit Creek Rd, I'm going to post the option using Mason St as well. I'm not a huge fan of Kororoit, but it's proven to be OK.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Sa ... bourne-CBD

Route using Mason St.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Sa ... D-Mason-St

Another route using McIntosh Rd. This route limits time on Millers Rd and Mason St. (Preferred Route so far.)

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Sa ... cIntosh-Rd
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby trailgumby » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:55 pm

Alex Sniga wrote:Naremburn to Macquarie St (Sydney CBD)
http://www.bikemap.net/route/424814

Interesting route.

Rather than turn right at the roundabout at the end of Alfred St Nth Sydney, I continue left down the hill on High St to the lights and turn right along Clark Road and up to Milson's Point underpass from the Kiribilli side. Have you tried that option? Interested to know which way takes longer.

There's also cheat route off the zebra crossing that's not legal to ride running parallel to the freeway that I sometimes take (walk) when the traffic is angry.
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby Alex Sniga » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:28 pm

trailgumby wrote: I continue left down the hill on High St to the lights and turn right along Clark Road and up to Milson's Point underpass

Yeah, I used to live in High St and used to walk along Clark Rd to Milson's Pt station and back and from my memory the hills there are quite steep. When I can, I prefer not to go downhill(eg. High St) so I have to climb another hill on the other side(eg. Clark Rd). And knowing that there is a traffic light at the end of High St stops me from exploring that option. And, once again, from my memory, Clark Rd is quite narrow and I woudn't want to hold up traffic behind me while I'm struggling up the hill.
Having said that - I noticed that some hills that I used to think as hard to ride on when I was walking - are not hard at all, due to momentum - like Alfred St, for example. That was one scary hill and I hated walking there, but on a bike it's like a piece of cake. So I may explore Clark Rd option one day, since my 8km daily ride to work becomes a bit boring, and not challenging enough (exercise-wise).

As for which one is quicker - I often note the guys that go that direction and try to see if they got quicker to the bridge rump, and most of the time it's about the same. But then, I'm not the fastest rider, so don't know what to make out of it.
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby reykavik » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:04 pm

Hi Guys,

New here.

About to start commuting to the City from Parkdale and I'm wondering if anyone has any alternate routes to the obvious Nepean Hwy...

Beach road could be decent enough as one option but just wondering if there are any more I don't know about...

Would love a bike path that ran along side the Frankston line ultimately but I know that doesn't exist...

Cheers in advance!
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Re: Commute Routes

Postby hannos » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:29 pm

You might get a better response from the Victoria forum

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Re: Commute Routes

Postby sponge » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:40 pm

does anyone know a good route from parra park to strathfield shops

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