Cycling in Sydney Australia
Last weekend I attempted to cycle from Botany to Cronulla via the Alexandria canal pathway. On arriving at the airport there was some construction happening and I tried to follow the signs to Kymeeah. It was such a confusing state as the path weekly led to a very busy road withholding of cycle access heading south. If anyone is familiar with this area, is it still possible for cyclists to pass through heading south?
Wow, that's a huge detour! No motorist would accept that as reasonable (not that RMS would ever make motorists detour that far), yet this is the norm for cyclists. That really gives you an idea of where we rank in RMS' view of road users.
Just noticed the date on that announcement.
It's just as Bob says.
There used to be signs on the path around the airport indicating the detour via Tempe Park but they had disappeared when I rode through there a week ago for the first time in a couple of months.
The area where the Tempe Park path rejoins Marsh Street was a real mess as well. I ended up having to ride through the Mercure carpark.
Apart from the ill-maintained, "Brisbane to Sydney via Melbourne" type Cooks River detour, the options are poor.
You used to be able to kind of feel your way under the pedestrian underpasses near the Int'l terminal and rejoin Marsh St westbound from the airport carpark exit - but this puts you in sometimes fast-moving traffic (off peak) with limited buffer options.
Or as Bob said, go pedestrian and walk bike over the north/eastbound Marsh st bridge footpath - although some people ride it carefully. Haven't seen any enforcement of the no bikes south/westbound. If you do this please be considerate to peds and bikes riding east/north.
The whole thing is a shambles.
Thank you all. I'll give this another go sometime in the near future.