I'm new to the forum and just after some advice on the best routes heading from south of the city north towards Elizabeth.
I've recently moved to Hyde Park and i've been thinking about riding to work near Elizabeth whenever i can.
I made the first attempt at the journey yesterday (i've posted my route below) and just wondered whether any of the fourm members had any suggestions on a better route to take. I'm pretty keen to avoid the Britannia round-about if i can. I tried to avoid the city and use the ring route but i'd be interested to know whether there is a cyclist friendly route from Greenhill rd to North Adelaide
Rugby St (Start)
R, Maud St
L, Potter Pl
R, Greenhill Rd
L, Fullarton Rd
L, Dequetteville Tce
Hackney Rd (Robe Tce)
R, Main Nth Rd
L, Elder Smith Rd
R, Sailsbury Hwy
L, Commerical Rd (End)
Any help would be great
Try this Journey Planner Daniel. It does some weird stuff on some routes but seems to provide reasonable ideas.
Hi Daniel - Yes the journey planner is probably the best tool to answer your question. To avoid the roundabout and a fairly direct route I would suggest to ride along Portrush Road - Then Ascot Avenue - Then Hampstead Road - Then Bridge Road etc.. The Journey Planner will provide you safer options and calculate the distance. Forming a "cycle bus" or "buddy commute" is another option but requires a degree of organisation to make it work.
You must really enjoy riding in traffic! For starters, I assume you mean Porter St.
My first suggestion: across the parklands to South Terrace (or use the bike paths), head towards East Tce, use the bike path through the parklands to the corner of Hackney Rd, then down Hackney to the River Torrens. Then go along to the river to Walkerville, exit to Walkerville Tce near the old Highways dept building (Victoria Tce) up Burlington St to Galway Av, follow The Levels Bikeway signs through to Mawson Lakes (via State Sports Park), then follow the bike path along the railway to Kings Rd, after that you go where you want.
Another way north from Greenhill Rd is continue past Fullarton Rd, left on Stuart Rd, right Swaine Av, left Prescott Tce, follow this road through to Stephen Tce, right on WalkervilleTce, left Burlington, straight on Galway Av, then pick your way north, perhaps Hampstead Rd, whatever turns you on. Bike Direct maps are online somewhere.
Or take the train! Ride part of the route.
Have you looked at DTEI's Cycle Instead planner? It will show you a route using the greenways and bikeways.
Hampstead & Bridge Roads would be better than Main North Road so stay on Hackney Road and continue on Northcote and up North East Road to Hampstead (continues as Bridge) turn left down Smith Road, across Main North and then right into Commercial Road.
Not being funny but have you considered taking the train?...
If you must cycle instead then try Linear park to Paradise, then follow the Linear trail along the O- bahn, to Tea Tree Plaza , then take the Dry Creek trail up to Golden Grove and then zoom down the hill through cobbler creek for the last section out along main north with the indians. Good luck and look out for the trucks and drugged up hoons on acid.
I did Elizabeth to North Terrace for 3 years. Great ride. Many variations:
From the shopping centre:
Cross the river on the bike track
Cross Keys to Kings Road
Take the bike path around Parafield Airport
Bike path from Mawson Lakes Railway station which comes out on Parkway and puts you onto Technology Way
Then follow the Bike Path on Main North Road to Pratt Avenue
Go Pratt, Scott, South Terrace to rejoin the bike path up through the parklands
Comes out at Grandjunction Road - Montrose Avenue
Dogleg across NE Road onto Burlington
You can go onto the linear park or along Walkerville Terrace. Dequettiville around to the Botanic Park is Good
Then up Frome to North Terrace.
There are other variations along Prospect Road bike path and through Mawson's Lakes
and also from Kings Road up to Elizabeth
Nice direct route you have chosen - I'd probably use the route you have indicated though I might head through the city to avoid the Britannia round-about, East Tce etc.
Hampstead Rd is great but it's a bit of a dog-leg for you and the immediate follow on section north of Grand Junction is quite narrow and totally suxs with traffic. I would stick with Main North.
Thanks heaps for your prompt responses I've had a quick look at the cyclist journey planner and it looks like it gives a pretty reasonable response. I'll probably test a few of these routes over the next few weeks to see how they go. I'm not fussed riding in traffic along as there is a bike lanes which is why I was happy to go with a fairly direct route from Main Nth Rd and Salisbury Hwy.
I dont plan on riding every day to work and its more than likely that a train into work and the bike home in summer is probably my prefered option but I like to leave the car at home whenever I can.
I'll post another reply when ive tested a few of the routes out which might help other forum members/viewers thinking about making a similar journey.
I m at Burnside and I take Glynburn Rd then across the torrens by the par 3 golf course onto Windsor Grove, Northeast Rd then left onto Mcintrye Rd, right at the Golden Way and down the Grove Way to Main Nth Rd. Not the flatest way but the least amount of time on main nth rd. Main Nth Rd gets a bit rough after John Rice Ave.