Looking for commute route from Boronia to Hawthorn

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by WrxAnt, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. WrxAnt

    WrxAnt New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Guys,

    I'm looking for suggestions for a route from Boronia/Knox way to Hawthorn (Glenferrie Rd/Burwood Rd).

    Basically straight down Canterbury Rd is the most direct route for me by car, but I'm not overly keen on tackling the traffic on Canterbury Rd just yet on my bike.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
    Ant
     
    Tags:


  2. peterlip

    peterlip New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    0
    I haven't tried this route, but how about http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Boronia-2-City until you get to Glenferrie Rd, then head north to Hawthorn (that bit I do know).
    It follows Burwood Hwy for a while, so not sure how safe that would be.
     
  3. WrxAnt

    WrxAnt New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the reply Peter.

    Yeah not 100% sure how good burwood hwy would be in peak hour might drive it first and sus it out.

    I am contemplating following the bike track that takes me to upto boronia rd mitcham way and then possibly going back streets as much as I can till I find some track.

    Quite possibly an adventure for the weekend to see what I can find out there!

    Cheers
    Ant
     
  4. peterlip

    peterlip New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    0
    I really don't know many alternatives from Boronia, but it may be worth browsing through www.bikely.com for something.
    If you don't mind a longer ride, you could hop on a bike path from Boronia to Rowville. Then follow my commute (see http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Rowville-to-Hawthorn-under-construction). Definitely a longer ride, probably around 45km for you, but I find it pretty safe.
     
  5. craigdurkee

    craigdurkee New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi there i do a bridge road to knox shopping center daiy commute which is 49km and i go up burwood road, camberwell road then a short time on toorak before it becomes burwood highway then that takes me all the way to knox shopping center

    its a bugegr of a ride with masive hills but you should be bale to knock it in about 50 mins

    craig
    2007 crx 2

    ps i find burwood highway pretty safe as the traffic although fast gives you plenty of clearence and i prefer that side of teh ride to cammberwell road where i got knocked off a few weeks ago with broken ribs bruised hip and fractures bone in shoulder if you want to ride it with me one day give me a buzz
     
  6. peterlip

    peterlip New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hang on. 49 km in 50 minutes ????
     
  7. peterlip

    peterlip New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh, got it. 49 km is both ways. 50 minutes is one way (I assume).
     
  8. craigdurkee

    craigdurkee New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    2
    yeah 50 mins of riding one way.....

    it takes around 55-60 mins including stopping at lights

    craig
     
Loading...
Loading...