DPTI have produced a time elapse video with a map superimposed to show how fast it is to ride from Glenelg to the CBD using the Mike Turtur Bikeway. Now you can tell friends there is no excuse if you live that way.
As a bonus see if you can spot the Adelaide Cyclists member (or maybe there are more than one). (Shhhh if you are that person!)
Update: Part 2, the Linear Park from West Beach to the city.
Hope the AC member is not one that jumped the lights :) I've never taken the shortcut so you don't have to go in the tunnel either, so good to know about that.
Wish I could pedal that fast as those cyclists in the flick :P
Isn't AC useful, in combination with nearmap and other technology! Hard to imagine how any info was disseminated 50 years ago.
I had no idea about that bike path. Thanks Angus for showing us that. Just goes to show in peak hour traffic, it is actually faster to ride in than take your car and less traffic hassles.
I find that riding into work (hills > norwood area) usually takes the same time as it takes by boyf by car (we work at the same place)... getting home is a different story tho:-D
Yeah, same to mitcham hills.
comparing 45 minute train ride from Belair Hotel to Adelaide Railway Station then 5-10 min walk to Adelaide Uni, to a 35 min ride down Belair road/Unley road/ Pulteney St... dont even consider the car, Unley road can be more like a parking lot in some places/times. Not so quick back on the uphill run though ;-). Still competes with the train though!
I have often wished for a bike carrying gondola on the way back up the hill.
Not brave enough to do it on the way to work though, perhaps I shall brave it next term!
I wish I lived in the hills. It's still closer than where I live. I work at Maylands and live in Christies. Riding to work will be ok. (mainly downhill), riding back will be the killer. (up southern expressway)
I used to put my bike on the train (free on weekdays 9am to 3pm, and on weekends) to go south, then cycle north to get home. I did not have time to ride both ways when doing business down south. Other than the first big hill when cycling south, to me the other hills seem much the same from either direction. Why not cycle the Veloway both ways on a weekend to check it out? Also time yourself to determine required commuting time. Keep in mind that the Southern Expressway is to be widened, and during that time the Veloway route will be changed or closed.
Yeah I might do that on the 'ride to work' day this year Heather and give it a go. It will be interesting to see who long it will take me to work and back.
Or you could put your bike on the train to get to work on time. Then cycle back when it will not matter if you take longer than you expect. Also a way to build up your stamina before you cycle both ways on the same day.