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Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby kunalraiker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:09 pm

All,

I'am looking at riding to work,not really sure what the shortest route is, are there any websites that could trace out a cycle route based on start and end points?

Starting: Rosamond Road, Maidstone https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=ro ... a=N&tab=wl
Destination: Bowen Crescent, Melbourne https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=ro ... a=N&tab=wl

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby rkelsen » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:36 pm

- Maribyrning river path to Footscray Road,
- Follow Footscray road all the way though Docklands,
- Then over the Webb bridge onto Southbank,
- Along southbank all the way to St. Kilda Road, and Bob's your uncle.

It might be shorter going through North Melb, but probably not as safe. You have a good bike path at your front door.

Google maps have a cycling route calculator. It's still in Beta, but works pretty well for me.
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Re: Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby il padrone » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:56 pm

+1 for Google Maps bicycle directions........ here. Looks OK for a route except for a silly dodge into New Quay - just stay on the Footscray Rd. bike trail here. Don't know whether it has given me the right Bowen Crescent.... down near Albert Rd??
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Re: Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby kunalraiker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:59 pm

Thanks All.

That was easy, although would have loved to have a bike lane on the westgate.
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Re: Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby Marx » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:48 pm

Just to add –
Mitchell St heading east from Rosamond Rd is very good for bikes.
You can keep going & cross Gordon St & link up Edgewater Blvrd, drop down the ‘steep’ decent, doglegging to Cumberland Drive & find the Maribyrnong river path & head downstream to Footscray Rd path.

I don’t have a good ‘plan B’ for dodging the climb of Edgewater Blvrd going home, apart from using your granny gear.
Farnsworth Ave still has a climb & also traffic during peak, with no bike lane to hide from the cars.
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Re: Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby kunalraiker » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:00 pm

Marx wrote:Just to add –
Mitchell St heading east from Rosamond Rd is very good for bikes.
You can keep going & cross Gordon St & link up Edgewater Blvrd, drop down the ‘steep’ decent, doglegging to Cumberland Drive & find the Maribyrnong river path & head downstream to Footscray Rd path.

I don’t have a good ‘plan B’ for dodging the climb of Edgewater Blvrd going home, apart from using your granny gear.
Farnsworth Ave still has a climb & also traffic during peak, with no bike lane to hide from the cars.

I know that way, probably a better route to take rather then dodging the traffic along Balarat road and droop st ?
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Re: Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby jasonc » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:29 pm

pm shaun (aka mulger). i believe he goes through footescray (not brunswicka)
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Re: Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby william » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:04 pm

Unfortunately....
Starting this week or next the bike path just past the old cattle bridge (Lynch's bridge opposite Newells paddock)will be closed for 4 months. I don't know if it will be both sides of the river but there has been a little side bridge erected on the other side of the river at the moment.
If both sides are closed get in touch. I live around the corner from your start point and know short cuts intimately and fairly safe.
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Re: Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:24 pm

jasonc wrote:pm shaun (aka mulger). i believe he goes through footescray (not brunswic..ka)


Not worth the effort, I'd just +1 this...
rkelsen wrote:- Maribyrning river path to Footscray Road,
- Follow Footscray road all the way though Docklands,
- Then over the Webb bridge onto Southbank,
- Along southbank all the way to St. Kilda Road, and Bob's your uncle.
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Re: Maidstone to Melbourne

Postby william » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:59 am

Further to the bridge closure, Vic roads has put out a notice to state that the city side of the river will have a floating pontoon for cyclists and pedestrians to access Dynon and Footscray roads.
Some disruptions will still be in order but hopefully just minor.
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