Getting in to Parramatta from the end of the M7 cycle path.

Beating the system - the cycling commuting section

Getting in to Parramatta from the end of the M7 cycle path.

Postby Nitram » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:32 pm

I know there's a thread for commuting routes, but ................ here goes anyway.

I regularly come in from the Blue Mountains to Parra via the M4 and to the hole-in-the-wall just short of Church St, and then fiddle about through the back streets to the GWH and etc etc to parra CBD. But today I tried jumping off the M4 at the M7 interchange and riding around the fabulous cycle path through to where it ends at Old Windsor Rd. :D :D

The bit from there down to Briens Rd via more cycle path and the T-Way (is it OK to ride on the T-Way ? There was a bloke up ahead on a bike....... :oops: ....) was Ok, but I turned Left there and it was all shite from there on in. :( :(

So is there a decent way to get from Brien's down to the Parra CBD or is it just footpaths, pedestrians and traffic lights ?

Ta,

Nitram
Nitram
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:37 am

by BNA » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:30 am

BNA
 

Re: Getting in to Parramatta from the end of the M7 cycle pa

Postby Scouse » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:30 am

You could cut through Westmead hospital & then onto Parramatta Park. Turn off Briens Rd / Cumberland Hwy at Redbank Rd (where McDonalds is) & then down into the hospital. There's boom gates to stop cars using it as a shortcut but they're easy to go around on a bicycle.
Scott

1975 Peugeot UO-8 - daily commuter along the Liverpool to Parramatta cycleway (and back again :))

**Now living south of Campbelltown so commuting with the help of Mr Cityrail.
User avatar
Scouse
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:56 pm
Location: Douglas Park, NSW

Re: Getting in to Parramatta from the end of the M7 cycle pa

Postby Xplora » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:05 pm

When do you go through Nitram? I could take you along the path into Parra Park if the schedules match up. PM me your mobile if you're keen.
Xplora
 
Posts: 4724
Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:33 pm

Re: Getting in to Parramatta from the end of the M7 cycle pa

Postby Nitram » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:08 pm

Hi Scouse and thanks for your offer Xplora.
I tried my luck with it again today and found my problem: At some stage (I think its up the top of the hill from Briens Rd) there's a sign saying turn left for Parra. But that's a bum steer. If you turn right and head down to Briens Rd, turn right on Briens and then left on the bike path that runs alongside Mons Rd T Way, then follow the signs to Parra and through Parra Park its all good. A bit of a fiddly route-a bit stop-start. But after coming down from Springwood, I'm due for a bit of a rest !

Thanks again, and I think I'll use that route regularly, when not in a hurry.
Cheers,
Nitram :D
Nitram
 
Posts: 93
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:37 am

Re: Getting in to Parramatta from the end of the M7 cycle pa

Postby ruscook » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:24 pm

Image
GT Avalanche 1.0 | TCR Alliance 0 | Giant Bowery | BMW K1300R
Two wheels good, Four wheels bad
ruscook
 
Posts: 2338
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:59 pm
Location: Tregear, NSW


Return to Commuting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist