Beating the system - the cycling commuting section
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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.
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....... ....) 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 ?
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.
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**Now living south of Campbelltown so commuting with the help of Mr Cityrail.
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.
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.
Look for the green dots from Old Windsor Rd to Parra Park from the bottom left of the PDF: http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/usingroads/do ... map_p2.pdf
a couple of other links on this page: http://www.sydneycyclist.com/profiles/b ... Post:35555 and http://cyclingconnectingcommunities.wor ... resources/
http://cyclingconnectingcommunities.fil ... tta_p1.pdf
and http://cyclingconnectingcommunities.fil ... tta_p2.pdf
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